She was born in Dugger on Feb. 6, 1927, the daughter of Otho "Bus" and Orpha Marie (McCain) Mitchell.
She worked as a self-employed beautician until retirement. She was a member of the Fellowship Baptist Church of Linton.
She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Bill McNew of Linton, two daughters, Linda (David) Resler and Sonnie Brown, both of Linton, five grandchildren, Tony (Angela) Brown of Bloomington, Billie Jo (Scott) Crusie of Linton, Jason (Chelsie) Brown of Dayton, Matthew (Megan) Brown of Phoenix, Az., and Stephanie (Tyler) Wall of Bloomington, 11 great-grandchildren, Josh , Kyle, Ashlyn, Rachael, Cariann, Allyssa, Laurren, Alexis, Zaela, Hunter, and Sadie.
She was preceded by her parents, one sister, and two brothers.
Funeral service will be at Fellowship Baptist Church in Linton at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010 with Pastors Tony Brown, Dean Hartman, and Warren Allen officiating.
Burial will follow at Lebanon Cemetery in Midland.
Visitation will be at Welch & Cornett Funeral Home in Linton on Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m., and Thursday at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of service.
Online condolences can be sent to www.welchcornett.com .