Mrs. Lenora ‘Jean’ Jenkins Newman, 87, of Greenville

PeaceGREENVILLE, KY., — Mrs. Lenora ‘Jean’ Jenkins Newman passed away peacefully at Owensboro Health Muhlenberg Community Hospital, January 30, 2018 in Greenville, KY at the age of 87.

Jean is survived by her beloved children daughter Teresa (Tom) Cartwright of Nashville, TN and son Judge Executive Rick Newman of Greenville, 3 sisters Ava Nell Martin of Louisville, KY, Peggy Jane Wise of Louisville, KY and Nelda Pecheux of Houston, TX, 2 sisters-in-law Peggy Wilson of Greenville, KY and Brenda (Eddie) Wade of Greenville, KY.

She also leaves behind her adoring grandchildren Morgan Newman (Jason) Armstrong of Louisville, KY, Tyler Cartwright of Nashville, TN, and Conrad Newman of Louisville, KY, great granddaughters Sara Jo and Aubrey Kathryn Armstrong of Louisville, KY, along with many devoted nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family, and numerous friends.

She is preceded in death by her husband Joe D. Newman, sisters Melba Newman and Wilma Badgett, brothers Edwin and Lloyd Jenkins, and her parents, Lemuel and Alice Jenkins.

Jean was born on May 22, 1930 in Greenville, KY to Lemuel Carson Jenkins and Alice Ethel Grayson Jenkins. She graduated from Drakesboro High School in 1948. She married her best friend Joe D. Newman in 1950.  Her children remember her as a devoted mother, wife and friend.

She was an active and dedicated member of the First Baptist Church in Greenville until she was no longer able to attend, and instead listened to the service on the radio every Sunday.

A graveside memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, February 3 at 11am at Carter Creek Cemetery Carter Creek Road Greenville, KY. All family and friends are welcome to attend and celebrate Jean’s life.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be sent to First Baptist Church of Greenville. Condolences can be submitted at

Gary’s Funeral Home Greenville, KY are in charge of arrangements

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