First Posted: 1/6/2013
Nancy Lee Thomas Newell, 68, of Harveys Lake, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.
She was born in Kingston, daughter of the late Evan (Yant) and Victoria Wallace Thomas and was a graduate of Edwardsville High School, Class of 1961.
Nancy was in the custodial department with the Lake-Lehman School District, retiring in 2004. She was a member of The Ladies Auxiliary of Columbia Hose Company #3, Edwardsville, and a member of Bethesda Congregational Church, Edwardsville. She sang in the church choir and helped in many church projects.
Nancy was preceded in death by a brother, Ronald Thomas, in 2010. She is survived by her husband, Edward, Harveys Lake; daughters, Beth Ann Smith, Myersville, Pa.; Leslie Newell, Harveys Lake; sisters, Betty Lamoraux, Edwardsville; Vicki Davenport, West Wyoming; granddaughters, Bethany Johnson, Courtney Stash, Maurisa Hallock, Dezare Dunbar, Mariah Mitchell; grandsons, Matthew Mitchell, Luke Smith and Logan Smith; great-grandsons, Tyler, Taylor, Chase, Caleb Johnson, Brayden Popp, and Larry Hallock III; great-granddaughters, Hannah Johnson, Alexis Popp; along with numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, at 11 a.m. from Bethesda Congregational Church, Edwardsville, with the Rev. Edward Gospodinsky, pastor, officiating. Friends may call at the church Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, from 5 to 7 p.m. Interment will be in Chapel Lawn Memorial Park, Dallas.
Donations, if desired, may be made to the Bethesda Congregational Church, 37 Zerby Ave., Edwardsville, PA 18704, or to a charity of the donor’s choice. Arrangements are being conducted by the Richard H. Disque Funeral Home Inc., 2940 Memorial Highway, Dallas.