Chesterton Tribune

April May Newkirk dies at 38

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April May Newkirk, 38, of Unionville, Tenn. formerly of Valparaiso, passed away Saturday April 4, 2009 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

She was born July 13, 1970 in Valparaiso, and resided in Unionville.

She is survived by her parents, Dan and Carol Newkirk of Valparaiso; a brother Owen (Zena) Newkirk of Valparaiso; a sister Becky (Jeff) Thornton of Nunley, Tenn., grandparents, Ray and Jewel Newkirk and Ruth Riegle all of Valparaiso; nieces, Chelsea Newkirk and Gabrielle Thornton; nephews, Alexander Thornton and Wilson McRay Thornton.

She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Thomas M. Riegle.

She worked as a RPSGT for The Sleep Centers of Middle, Tenn. and attended World Outreach Church.

A funeral service, Dan Molchan officiating, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 11 at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton. Interment Graceland Cemetery Valparaiso.

A visitation will be Saturday, April 11, from 9 a.m. until time of service at 1 p.m. at the funeral home.


Posted 4/8/2009