The St. Francis High School Community would like to extend our condolences to the Newsham Family on the passing of Loretta Newsham, a longtime resident of Wheaton, IL, died Monday, Feb. 9, 2015. Loretta was born in Chicago, IL, on April 21, 1918, to Catherine and Daniel Shelton. Loretta was a longtime parishioner of St. Michael Catholic Church. "A virtuous woman, extraordinary wife, exceptional mother, blessed grandmother, great-grandmother and delightful friend who will be deeply missed and always loved.".
She is survived by by daughters, Katy '65 (Memphis), Mary '66 (Joseph) LoMastro of Watersmeet, MI, Ruth '68 York of Dallas, Jackie (James) Howard of Bloomingdale IL, Marge '74 Evans of St. Charles, IL and Christine '77 (Scott) Feldy of Kenosha, WI; three sons, Donald '61, (Vicky) of AZ, James of Wheaton and Terry also of AZ. Numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, A. James Newsham; and daughter, Lori '64 Newsham.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Michael Catholic Church at 10 AM Saturday, Feb. 14. Relatives and friends may meet with the family after the Mass in the parish hall. Cremation and burial will occur at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Michael Church, 310 S. Wheaton Ave., Wheaton IL 60187 or Woman's Choice Services at 630-261-9221.
Loretta's family would like to extend their sincere gratitude and appreciation to the nurses and staff at Windsor Park Manor for their exceptional care and attention given to their mother these past several months.