Edith Arminda Newton, age 95, of Hastings passed away Sunday, December 4, 2016 at Spectrum Health Pennock Hospital in Hastings, MI. surrounded by loving family members.


Edith was born in Hastings, MI on September 2, 1921, the daughter of Charles and Celia (Cline) Tobias. She was raised in the Hastings area and attended local schools graduating from Hastings High School.Edith married her neighbor and high school sweetheart Carroll Newton shortly after her graduation on June 18, 1940. Carroll always said Edith had the blackest eyes he'd ever seen. They began their lives together in the Hastings area, and in 1964 moved to their farm in Charlotte. They lived in Barry Township, in Charlotte, and for the last 25 years at their farm in Hastings. The couple had celebrated 74 1/2 years of marriage when Carroll passed away in November 2014. Edith thoroughly enjoyed the role of homemaker and was a wonderful Mother and an excellent cook. Homemade noodles, pies of every kind, and Strawberry Shortcake were family favorites. In addition, Edith became a tremendous support to her husband’s 30 year political career. She participated in several organizations over the years including Michigan Farm Bureau, the local Grange, Extension, and the Hendershot School Chum Gang.Edith enjoyed being outdoors and was a skilled deer hunter. Her 13 point buck holds the family’s record rack for Whitetail deer. Throughout the years Edith kept a daily journal of the weather and events. Along with her husband, the couple traveled extensively throughout the United States visiting each state. Two of their favorites were Alaska & Hawaii. After Carroll retired, they purchased a home in Longboat Key Florida where they spent their winters making new friends and welcoming family and friends to visit and stay. Edith loved to socialize, play cards and go out to eat.


Edith is survived by 4 of her children, Judy (Don) Wooer, June (Robert) Cribley, Joyce Snow (Alan Hanson) and Darrell (Kathy) Newton, 13 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren, 3 great-great grandchildren, sister Donna Cullers and Brother-in-law Laurel Newton. In addition to her husband, Carroll, Edith was preceded in death by her son Dwight Newton, daughter Jean Newton, grandson Jesse Snow, granddaughter Teresa Newton Harwood, and her brothers Dewey, Ken, Dale, and Ivan Tobias and sister Evelyn Higgins.


Funeral Services will be held at The Daniels Funeral Home, Nashville, MI, at 11:00 AM on Friday, December 9, 2016 with Pastor Gary Newton officiating. The family will receive visitors on Thursday, December 8, from 6-8 PM at The Daniels Funeral Home in Nashville, MI.Interment will take place at the Dowling Cemetery Hastings, MI.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Hastings Chapter of the American Legion, the Barry County Commission on Aging or the Barry County Transit. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Daniels Funeral Home in Nashville, MI. For further details please visit our website at









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