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Karen Jo Newman

December 31, 1956 - August 31, 2021

Karen Jo Newman (Cowell) born in Ohio on December 31, 1956, passed away after a courageous battle with Metastatic Breast Cancer in Chesapeake, Virginia on August 31, 2021. Karen’s death was predeceased by her parents Joe and Beanie Cowell, as well as her husband of 29 years, Ronald Newman.

Karen was a beloved and proud mother, grandma, sister and aunt. She is survived by her children John Newman, Sr. and his wife Cathy, Sammi Jo Bradshaw, and Jackie Anselm and her husband Jeric; step-children, Jim Newman and his wife Cheryl, and Carie Woodstock-Newman; siblings, Sheri Van De Maat and her husband Randy, Becky Thatcher and her husband Ken, John Cowell and his wife Sue, Audrey Bennett and her husband Rick, Kenny Cowell and his wife Sandy, and Beth Miller and her husband Barry; grandchildren, Jacksyn Anselm, Jaysen Anselm, Cailin Newman, Emily Newman, John Newman, Jr., Kristina Daniels, Samuel Newman, Kevin Means and his wife Sarah and their children, Veranda Kuhar and her children, Morgan Woodstock and her son, Matt Newman and his wife Katelyn and their children, Nathan Newman, and Nichole O’Connor and her children; and by her many nieces and nephews and their children.

In lieu of a service or flowers, memorial monetary donations can be made in Karen’s name to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. or any other Breast Cancer Foundation or Charity.

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National Breast Cancer Foundation

PO Box 676910
Dallas, TX 75267
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