Catherine ‘Maxine’ Newland

Catherine “Maxine” Newland, 89, of Bellefontaine, passed away Tuesday, June 24, 2014, at her residence with her daughter, Lori Geho, sister, Mary Ann Downing and her best friend, Lena Coleman at her side.

She was born in Bellefontaine on Sept. 12, 1924, a daughter of the late John H. and Neoma Edith Grimes Morgan.

On June 16, 1946, she married Richard Thomas Newland in Springfield and he preceded her in death Aug. 21, 2009. She also was preceded in death by a daughter, Pamela Horne; a son, Rick Newland; a sister, Marge Bryson; brother-in-law, Brian Downing; two sisters-in-law, Marilyn and Kay Morgan; and a half-brother, Carl Smith.

Survivors include her daughter, Lori Geho of Bellefontaine; grandsons, Dustin (Kyle Cronley) Geho, Scott (Missy) Horne, Brandon (Terri Peyton) Horne and R.J. (Glenna Wickersham) Horne; great-grandsons, Christopher Horne, Asher Frazier, Jayden Geho and Dennis Horne; great-granddaughters, Jordan Horne, Shelby Horne, Hallee Horne and Kelly Horne; great-great-grandson, Jaxson Horne; sisters, Dorothy (Harry) Lease of Hilliard and Mary Ann Downing of Bellefontaine; brothers, Richard (Zaida) Morgan of Urbana, Jim (Barbara) Morgan of Wapakoneta and Danny and John Morgan, both of Bellefontaine; son-in-law, Ron Horne of Bellefontaine; and many very special nieces and nephews.

She was a member of the Huntsville United Methodist Church and was a 1942 graduate of Bellefontaine High School. She also attended school in DeGraff and Zanesfield.

She was also a former member of the Mary Rutan Hospital Guild.

Maxine enjoyed her flower gardens, decorating her house, writing letters, her family, children and grandchildren.

Pastor Bryan Meadows leads a memorial service at 11 a.m. Friday, June 27, at Huntsville United Methodist Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Universal Home Health & Hospice, 701 S. Main St., Bellefontaine 43311.

Arrangements were handled by Eichholtz Funeral Home, Bellefontaine, where condolences may be expressed at