In Memory

Edward Newby

Edward Leroy Newby

December 07, 1918 - December 06, 2010

Edward's Story

Mr. Edward Leroy Newby, 91, of Thorntown, died Monday, December 6, 2010, at Homewood Health Campus in Lebanon. Mr. Newby was born in Plainfield on Dec. 7, 1918, the son of the late Ivy S. and Mabel (Vanarsdall) Newby. He graduated from Plainfield High School in 1937. He spent two years at Indiana University in Bloomington, where he was a member of the university’s first National Championship Basketball Team in 1940. Following school, he entered the United States Army, serving from 1941 to 1945 during World War II. He married Dorothy L. Boyd on July 3, 1943, in Alexandria, La. Mrs. Newby died on Feb. 12, 2003. Mr. and Mrs. Newby moved to her family’s farm in Boone County where Mr. Newby was active until just recently. He enjoyed the farm and particularly liked to raise cattle. He was a member of the Thorntown United Methodist Church and a life-member of the Thorntown Masonic Lodge. An avid sports fan, Mr. Newby enjoyed Indiana University sports and the Indianapolis Colts. He was devoted to his family and liked to fish and play golf, particularly while he wintered in Florida. Survivors include daughter-in-law, Leanna S. Newby of Thorntown; grandson, Eddie “Bubba” Newby of Thorntown; granddaughter, Anita (Jeff) Coppock of Thorntown; and three great-grandsons, Bryce Coppock, Andrew Coppock and Cory Coppock, all of Thorntown. He was preceded in death by son, Edward B. Newby; a brother, Walter “Bud” Newby; and two sisters, Juanita Stanley and infant, Thelma Newby. Visitation is planned at Myers Mortuary, 1502 N. Lebanon St., Lebanon. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday at Myers Chapel of Memories, with Pastor Karen Ottjes officiating. Interment followed military rites at Maple Lawn Cemetery in Thorntown. Memorial contributions may be made to the Building Fund, c/o Thorntown United Methodist Church, 201 N. Market St., Thorntown, IN 46071 or the Boone County Cancer Society, 117 W. Elm St., Lebanon, IN 46052.

(Note:  David White helped build his home – when David worked for Steven’s Construction.)