Doris Jean Newman

Doris Jean Newman

Doris Jean Newman, 85, of Anna, died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018, at her home. 

She was born on Feb. 7, 1933, in Granite City, the daughter of Harvey B. and Thelma Jones Ottinger. 

She married Donald Lee Newman on March 2, 1951. He preceded her in death in 1965.

She is survived by her two sons, Donald Kevin (Judy) Newman and Boyd G. Newman, all of Anna; three grandchildren, Brittany J. Simmerman, Dallas Ann Newman and Sara Haynes; two step-grandchildren, Amy (Tom) Hall and CJ (Veronica) Moellering; four great-grandchildren, Dixie Simmerman, Anesia Moellering, Olivia Shriver and Quentin Shriver; one brother, Ret. Lt. Col. Harvey Lee (Kay) Ottinger of Vermont; other relatives and many friends. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Donald Lee Newman; a sister, Margie Downing; and a brother, Robert Ottinger. 

She was of the Baptist faith. She worked as a telephone operator for GTE in Anna and Carbondale. Later she worked for 25 years at Tuck Tape until her retirement. 

She was a caring, loving lady who was strong willed and a very hard worker. She dearly loved her family .

A celebration of life will be announced at a later date.

To view the obituary and to leave online condolences for the family, visit

Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna is in charge of arrangements.

The Gazette-Democrat

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