Ernest M. Newell, 89, Damar, died Tuesday, May 26, 2020, at his home.


He was born Dec. 8, 1930, in Damar to Armond Wilfred and Ruby Amanda (Thybault) Newell.


He married Delores LaBarge on May 11, 1954, in Damar. He was a U.S. veteran serving during the Korean Conflict.


Survivors include his wife, Damar; three sons, Greg Newell, Osage Beach, Mo., Todd Newell, Kansas City, Mo., and Dan Newell, Montgomery, Ala.; two daughters, Melinda Darnell, Damar and Debra Hallman, Plainville; two brothers, Vincent Newell, Hays and Bernard Newell, Concordia; six sisters, Irma Lauren, Long Island, Kan., Eunice Hamell, Hays, Kathleen Krier, Salina, Martha Nero, Thornton, Colo., Josephine Daugherty, Salina and Theresa Thompson, Beloit; 13 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.


He was preceded in death by two sons; and a grandchild.


Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Damar; burial in Damar Cemetery.


There will be no visitation.


A vigil/rosary will be tag 7 p.m. Friday at the church.


Memorials are suggested to Masses, Kansas State University Center for Basic Cancer Research or hospice.