Newella M. (Thompson) Engh

Newella Marjorie Engh, 98, passed away Sunday, July 11, 1999 at the Belmond Community Hospital at Belmond, Iowa.

Newella, the daughter of Olaf and Carrie (Johnson) Thompson, was born on December 9, 1900 near Belmond, Iowa.  At the age of three she moved with her parents to a farm north and east of Kanawha.  She attended rural school near the family farm.  She was baptized in St. Olaf Lutheran Church and later was confirmed at the Kanawha Lutheran Church.  She was united in marriage with Emery Newman Engh on October 5, 1921 in Kanawha.  The couple farmed in the Kanawha area until 1976, when they retired and moved into Kanawha.

She was a member of Kanawha Lutheran Church and was a life time member of the St. John’s Lutheran Church Ladies Aid and the Boone Township Womens Club.  Newella enjoyed sewing and was consider by many as an expert seamstress.  She was able to maintain her own home until June 10, 1999 at which time she became a resident of the Kanawha Community Home.

Survivors include a son Donald and wife Mildred Engh of Kanawha, daughter Lois Lind of Marathon, Iowa; 10 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild, four sisters: Mildred Hanson of Albert Lea, Minnesota, Lula Nepstad of Batavia, Illinois, Esther Engh of Eagle Grove, Iowa, and Maxine Evans of Kanawha.

Newella was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Emery on January 4, 1993, a son Clifford and his wife, Doreen Halfpop Engh on December 24, 1973, a son-in-law LeRoy Lind, along with three sisters and three brothers.



Date: Wednesday, July 14, 1999
Time: 10:30 am
Where: Kanawha Lutheran Church
124 West Fourth Street, Kanawha, Iowa 50447
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