Ann Newton

November 14, 1933 ‒ October 27, 2020

Fredericktown, Ohio

Ann Newton, age 86, of Fredericktown passed away on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at the Knox Community Hospital.

She was born on November 14, 1933 in Honaker, Virginia to the late Earlie and Bessie (Honaker) Combs.  Ann was employed for numerous years at Mazza’s Restaurant and later became the owner and operator of Anne’s De’Javue Restaurant for over 20 years.  She was also a member of the Fredericktown United Methodist Church.

She is survived by her daughter, Nora Parsons; her son William (Deborah) Whaley; her grandson Jason (Tracy) Whaley; four great grandchildren, Allison, Trenton, Taylor and Ashley Whaley; her step grandchildren, Richard (Rachel) Blakesley, Beth Teets, Matthew (Lindsay) Blakesley; six step great grandchildren; and her granddaughter-in-law Beverly Whaley.

In addition to her parents, Ann was preceded in death by her first husband George Whaley; her second husband Earl Newton; her grandson Jamie “Will” Whaley; her sisters Betty Randall, Mary Alice Gobble, Betty Bates; her brother Earlie Combs; and her son-in-law John Parsons.

In keeping with Ann’s wishes, there will be no calling hours.  The family will observe a private gathering at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made, in Ann’s name, to the Fredericktown United Methodist Church.

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  • To All of Ann’s Family and Friends, We are saddened to read about her passing. She will be fondly remembered by all who knew her. May it help you through this loss to know that you have friends who care and we share in your sorrow. Sincerely, Susan and Dick Huggins/Fredericktown

  • Bill and Nora: We are so happy that we got to see your mother recently during our visits at the nursing home. She still was as pretty as ever. We’ll always remember what a lovely lady she was and such a hard worker. Please accept deepest condolences from the entire Smith family! We know you’ll miss her!

  • To Nora and Bill and family. So sorry for your loss of your Mother. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Sincerely Jona ( Lore ) Hammond

  • We were very sorry to hear of your loss. Ann was a wonderful person. My parents and I always looked forward to seeing her when we went to Mazza’s and also at her restaurant. We will always cherish our memories of those times and remember her fondly. Take care and God bless you all.

  • Aunt Ann, You will be missed. Your beautiful sole will be dancing in heaven with Mom and the rest of the family. Love to Nora Jean & Pete