Herman Walter Newberry, age 99, a resident of Fort Scott, Kan., died Sunday, March 6, 2011, at the Mercy Health Center in Fort Scott.
He was born Sept. 12, 1911, in Fort Scott, the son of Charles N. Newberry and Julia Wilson Newberry.
He graduated from Fort Scott High School and Fort Scott Junior College and later received a lifetime teaching degree from Pittsburg State University.
He married Valeria Milburn on Jan. 1, 1937, at Joplin, Mo. She preceded him in death on Nov. 14, 1999.
During World War II, he worked for Douglas Aircraft in Long Beach, Calif. He later returned to Fort Scott and drove the city bus for several years. Later, he taught junior high English and reading for the Joplin, Mo., school system.
He faithfully attended the Parkway Church of God (Holiness) and had served as a Sunday school teacher and Sunday school superintendent.
Mr. Newberry enjoyed keeping busy and often volunteered his time doing maintenance work for the elderly, his church and Fort Scott Christian Heights school. He also volunteered with the Boy Scouts.
Survivors include two sons, David Newberry and wife, Sharon, Wichita Falls, Texas; and Michael Newberry, Fort Scott, Kan.; four grandchildren, Rhonda Carlson and husband, Chuck, Olathe, Kan.; Aaron Newberry and wife, Tammy, Lyndon, Kan.; Andrew Newberry and wife, Jamie and Anthony Newberry, all of Wichita, Falls, Texas; and 10 great-grandchildren.
In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.
Rev. Mark Stetler will conduct funeral services at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 10, 2011, at the Parkway Church of God (Holiness). Burial will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Cheney Witt Chapel.
Memorials are suggested to Fort Scott Christian Heights and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, P.O. Box 347, Fort Scott, Kan., 66701.
Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at www.cheneywitt.com.