Louise Katherine (Allgood) Newell, 87, of Newton died Saturday, June 21, 2014, at Newton Health Care.
A graveside memorial service for Louise will be at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, June 26 at the Newton Union Cemetery, conducted by Pastor David Rex. Pence-Reese Funeral Home in Newton have been entrusted with the arrangements. Memorials are being designated in Louise’s name, and may be left at the funeral home.
Louise, the daughter of Cecil E. Allgood and Pansy May (Smith) Allgood, was born Feb. 17, 1927, Oskaloosa. She was a graduate of the Oskaloosa Senior High, Class of 1947. Louise was united in marriage with Raymond R. Kentfield in Oskaloosa. He would precede her in death. Over the years, Louise had lived in Oskaloosa, Ft. Madison, Oklahoma, Marshalltown, Knoxville, Des Moines and Casey, prior to Newton. Louise was then united in marriage with Carroll B. Newell in Illinois. She was employed as a nurse aid in homecare and as a health care worker. She had devoted her life to her family and friends, and was a past member of the Oskaloosa Presbyterian Church, Kings Daughters, school P.T.A. and Oskaloosa Hospital Workers Auxiliary. Louise will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved her. She enjoyed gardening, reading, crafts, collecting antiques, cooking and all recipes.
Those left to honor Louise’s memory include her two brothers and a sister, Ernie Lee Allgood of Beacon, Dale Cecil Allgood of Lohma, Mo., and Mary Lou Fielder of Oskaloosa; several nieces and nephews; and her many friends.
Louise was preceded in death by her parents; both of her husbands; and her son Michael Ray Kentfield. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.pencefh.com.