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Raymond H. Newman, age 84, retired longtime York farmer, died Wednesday, November 24, 2004 at York. He was born January 16, 1920 at York to Lawrence M. and Faith A. (Gray) Newman. Raymond was married to Jeanne A. Jones at York on August 18, 1940 and they had 3 children, Joe, Steve and Linda. Jeanne died in 1977. Raymond married Virginia A. Lakin at York on December 29, 1977. Raymond farmed for many years just west of York and later worked as a handyman at the York Legion Club for 18 years. He is a member of the First United Methodist Church of York.

Survivors include his wife Virginia of York; children, Joe Roger Newman of Missouri, Steve Newman of Omaha and Linda (Scott) Tomlinson of The Woodlands, TX; grandchildren, Jennifer (Jeff) Northington of Kingwood, TX and Sara Burch of Houston, TX; great-grandchildren Megan & Hunter Northington of Kingwood, TX. Preceding him in death were his parents, 1st wife and his brother Ivan.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, November 27, 2004 at 10:30 am at the First United Methodist Church of York with the Rev. Jeff Wulf officiating. Burial was in the Greenwood Cemetery at York. Memorials may be directed to the Church or the Hearthstone.

Condolences may be emailed to Metz Mortuary Messages will be given to the family.