Mrs. G. Joan Conner Newbold, 89, of Richmond, passed away peacefully in her home on Wednesday, May 25, 2016.
She was born on January 7, 1927 to Russell âBusâ and Thelma Showalter Conner, both of whom preceded her in death, and the proud granddaughter of Wayne County artist Charles Conner. She was a 1945 graduate of Fountain City High School. She and William E. Newbold were married on September 1, 1950. They were blessed with three sons and 49 years of marriage until his death on April 12, 2000.
Mrs. Newbold formerly worked at Wayne County Abstract Co. and the Wayne County Auditorâs Office. She was a member of Faith-Trinity United Methodist Church and the churchâs CHIU and Joy Bearer Womenâs Group. She enjoyed sketching, reading her Bible, cooking and welcoming guests into her home.
Mrs. Newbold will be missed by her sons, John Conner Newbold, William Francis Newbold and Sidney Lee Newbold; special friend, Michael Smith; grandchildren, Phyllis Newbold, Josh Newbold, Jamison Newbold and Audrey Newbold; step-brother, Robert Barker; step-sister, Dorothy McMillan; several cousins, nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Newbold was preceded in death by her parents, husband; brother, Francis âHinkâ Conner; and step-brothers Wilbur Barker, David Barker and William Barker.
Mrs. Newboldâs life will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 31, at the Smith & McQuiston Funeral Home, 321 US 27 South, Fountain City. Interment will follow in Willow Grove Cemetery.
Family and friends may gather for visitation from 3-6 p.m. on Monday, May 30, at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions are encouraged for Faith-Trinity United Methodist Church or the charity of the donorâs choice.