~Gladys Newby~

SHINER: Gladys Donnelly Newby, 87, formerly of Yoakum, passed away at her home, Saturday, March 31, 2018. She was born April 20, 1930 in Sweet Home to the late James Olis and Estelle Donnelly.

She is survived by daughter, Joan Benbow of Corpus Christi, Texas and son, Van Newby of Shiner; sister, Dorothy “Dot” Toups of New Iberia, Louisiana; two grandsons, Aaron Benbow of Corpus Christi and Blake Benbow and wife Meghan of La Vernia, Texas; two great-granddaughters, Chloe and Addison Benbow .

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Patrick Henry Newby Jr.; three brothers, James Ray, Royce and John Paul Donnelly; son-in-law, Rodger Benbow.

Visitation for the public begins at noon, Wednesday, April 4, 2018 with family present, 5 to 7 p.m., at Thiele Cooper Funeral Home.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated 10 a.m., Thursday, April 5, 2018 at Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Sweet Home, with Rev. Matthew Huehlefeld officiating. Burial to follow at Yoakum Restland Cemetery.

Pallbearers are David Hauschild, Jim Flippen, Mike Huser, Leslie Prause, James Kahanek, Jimmie Wagner and Charles Hermes.

Honorary pallbearer is Bill Sandelovic.

The family would like to give a special thank you to Jo Ann Smith, her caregiver, friend and “partner in crime”, for all her loving  care.

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