Bertha Newell, age 81, of Bloomfield, Missouri passed away Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at her home.

She was born December 7, 1935, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Ferdinand and Claudina Jones Jaco.  She and Adam Lee Newell were married November 1, 1952 in Millersville.  He passed away June 15, 2004.

Bertha was ordained to the ministry in1969.  She ministered at Bell City Pentecostal Church and the Apostolic Assembly Church in Poplar Bluff, Missouri, retiring in 2002.  She was a member of Greater Vision Church in Chaffee, Missouri.

Loving survivors include two sons, Ronald “Dale” (Donna) Newell and Adam “Eddie” (Wanda) Newell all of Bloomfield; two sisters-in-law, Judy (the late Cletus) Jaco and June (the late Pete) Jaco of Jackson; grandchildren, John (Angela) Newell, Joeye (Una) Newell, Christina (Darin) Rogers, Niomie (Keith) Zoellner, Adam “Little Eddie”(Chelsie) Newell, Breanna (Finney) Eddington, Amanda (Andy) Chism, Terry Thomas, Laurie Houston, Mike Houston, and LaDonna Powell; great-grandchildren, Nathan Newell, Joeye Newell, Jr., Lonnie Newell, Kamy Newell, Tiffany Hovis, Ricky Hovis, Louis Rogers, Maci Zoellner, Tate Zoellner, Kylee Zoellner, Maybree Newell, Chelsey Chism, Andy Chism, Anabella Chism, Heather (Aaron) Nelson, Ashley Bess and Devon Powell; great-great-grandchildren, Austin Nelson, Abby Nelson, Deliah Bess, Trinity Thomas, Tylee Thomas and Kayson Thomas.

She was preceded in death by her parents, an infant daughter, Nancy Lee Newell, two sisters and brothers-in-law, Clara (Bob) Wright, Margaret (Bud) Barks, and two brothers, Cletus and Pete Jaco.

The visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Friday, March 3, 2017 at chapel A of McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson.

The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at the funeral home, with the Rev. Robert Poe officiating.

Interment will be in Russell Heights Cemetery in Jackson.

The family suggests that contributions be made to Greater Vision Pentecostal Church in Chaffee.

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