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Dora Louise Newberry

March 25, 1931 — March 12, 2020

Dora “Louise” (McMillan) Newberry, 88 of Odessa, Missouri passed away on Thursday, March 12, 2020 at Centerpoint Medical Center in Independence, MO.

The family will host a Celebration of Life at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Dora L. Newberry Account. Memories of Louise and condolences for her family may be left at or on our Facebook Page. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Ralph O. Jones Funeral Home, 306 S. 2nd St. Odessa, MO, 64076, 816-633-5524.

Louise was born on March 25, 1931 in Sparta, MO to Lewis and Dora (Winslow) McMillan. She graduated from Central High School in Springfield, MO. She later received her CNA Certification and worked as a nurse’s aide. She was united in marriage to Carl E. Adams in Springfield, MO. He preceded her in death. Louise was a member of the Frist Assembly of God in Odessa, MO. In addition to spending time with family and friends, Louise enjoyed Facebook, country music, especially Willie Nelson and collecting angels.

Survivors include seven children, Dianna Hurn of Modesto, CA, Stephen Brown of Modesto, CA, Gregory Adams and wife Jacque of Temperance, Michigan, Michael Adams of Odessa, MO, Timothy Adams and wife Carol of Hayward, CA, Jill Adams Runyon and husband Randy of Odessa, MO and Rebecca Adams and significant other David Irvin of Odessa, MO; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; a brother Paul McMillan of Odessa, MO, a sister, Rosalie Collie of Fresno, CA and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, Louise was preceded in death by a brother, Bud McMillan and two sisters, Mary Lawson and Clara Jarmello.

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