Betty Newell

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Betty Newell, 84, of Marshall, died Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019, at her home.

Visitation will be held from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, at Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home in Marshall. Memorial graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, at Peninsula Cemetery in Cooper County. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Friends may sign the online register book at

Born Oct. 10, 1934, in Miami, Mo., she was the daughter of the late Lucille Ford. On Oct. 17, 1968, she married Charles Louis “Eddie” Newell Jr., who preceded her in death on July 10, 1979. She lived in Saline County most of her life and was a homemaker.

Survivors include nine children, Bruce W. Garrett (Cheryl) of Grain Valley, Jimmie D. Garrett of Lincoln, Gary Dean Garrett (Swietlana) and Sherry L. Evans of Marshall, Ricky L. Garrett of Knob Noster, Wesley E. Garrett of Marshall, Tammy L. Smith of Grain Valley, David Leroy Smith (Sandy) and Edward Luther Newell of Marshall; 13 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Burnice Underwood of Concordia; two brothers, Larry Wayne Skinner of Stover and Harold Wesley Skinner of Marshall; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her mother and husband, Betty was preceded in death by her first husband, Warren Wesley Garrett; stepfather, John Skinner; two sons, Warren Wesley Garrett and Ronnie Earl Garrett; one granddaughter, Alexandra Garrett; one great-granddaughter, Kaitlynn Gaage; and three sisters, Carol Skinner, Ruth Simmons and Paulette Fyock.