James “Jim” Thomas Newell

Services for James “Jim” Thomas Newell, 54, Baldwin City, will be 10 am Tuesday, March 5, 2013, at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Sutton Cemetery.
Jim died February 27, 2013 in Leadville CO.

He was born November 17, 1958, in Lawrence, the son of Harry and Clarice Deay Newell. Jim graduated High School from Baldwin City in 1977. He owned and operated Jim Newell Trucking for the past 30 Years. He enjoyed many hours and years trail riding with family and friends. He was the guy that always made you feel welcome when you visited, a wonderful host. A very talented person that could do anything he put his mind to, he constantly had multiple projects going and he thought they should have been done yesterday. Always had a story to make you laugh and made sure there was a good time, loved a good argument in which he was never wrong and enjoyed life the only way he knew how. Jim strived to teach his children his way of life, work hard and reap the benefits.

Jim married his best friend and the love of his life, Brenda Y. Burton on April 4, 1981 in Baldwin City. She survives of the home. Other survivors include a son; J.T. Newell, Baldwin; a daughter Pamela Y. Carnagie and husband Drew, Lawrence; two brothers Tim Newell, and Virgil Newell both of Baldwin, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother Vernon Newell who passed in 1991.

Friends may call from noon to 8 pm. Monday at the funeral home, where the family will receive them from 6 pm to 7pm. The family suggests memorials made to American Heart Association sent in care of the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent to rumsey-yost.com

Messages & Condolences

From michele simpson...

Brenda & family, sorry for your loss. May your memories keep you strong.

From Craig Cyr...

To Jim’s family,

Jim and I were classmates at Baldwin High School. I probably last saw Jim in 1977 when we graduated. He was such a good guy and even though we did not really pal around much, when we did interact, I always just felt good around him. He was easy going, and just a super pleasant kid. And from what I read in these comments, it looks like he was that way throughout his life. My heartfelt condolences to his wife Brenda and surviving family. Very Sincerely, Craig Cyr

From Chris Wahl...

We are all sadden to hear of the passing of Jim. Loosing anyone we love is difficult. It was difficult for Jesus when he lost a dear friend. But we know that our loss is only temporary. We have the beautiful hope that Jesus gave us at John 5:28 of the resurrection.

But what is even more beautiful and reassuring is what Luke wrote at Luke 20:38. He tells us that Jehovah is a God not of the dead but of the living for they are all alive to him. Isn’t that a comforting thought. Even though we may die Jehovah does not view us as dead. That is because they are alive in Jehovah’s memory, awaiting the resurrection.
And that is the view that we need to have. It is not a permanent loss, only temporary.

Ps.116:15 reminds us that Precious in the eyes of Jehovah is the death of his loyal ones. Our worship to Jehovah is so precious to him that he will not allow death to put a permanent end to our worship.
May you keep these thoughts and promises close to your heart.

If you would like to learn more about the bible’s promises please contact one of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

Your friend,
Chris Wahl

From Gary and Julie Crowe...

We are so very sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.
Gary & Julie Crowe

From Jeff and Ronda Riner...

We are so sorry for your loss. Although I hadn’t seen Jim in a few years, I have very fond memories of him coming in to Larry’s to pick up supplies. He was one of those people that we looked forward to seeing because he was always smiling, and ready for a friendly visit. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

From Judi Geer Kellas...

My sincerest sympathies. I’ll remember you in my prayers. Cami sends doggie love.
Judi & George

From George and Cheryl Hunsinger...

Brenda, and family. I was sadened to learn of Jim’s death, he’s close to my age, and I just could not beleave it. I didn’t know him as well as the other Newell boys, but when I did see him,he was always enjoyable to visit with. I guess the reason I didn’t know him as well, is because he was always on the raod working hard to suport his family. Back in the day when I deliviered propane to your house, I always tried to come on Friday afternoons, hoping he would be in for week, and we could shoot the breeze. He was a good man. If we can do anything for you,all it takes is a phone call,we are just down the hill. You are in our thoughts and prayers. god bless you.

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