August 10, 2022

Ned Ray Newingham, 77, of Gillespie, Ill., was born on Feb. 11, 1945, to Clarence and Rosa (Henson) Newingham in White Hall. Ned met Sylvia Clark and they were married on June 27, 1986. She survives.

He loved to work, ride his motorcycle, be with his dogs and cat (Dolly), play cards and spend time with his grandchildren. He was a tree trimmer for Ansplundh Tree Service and Illinois Power until 1979 when he became self-employed as a carpenter, tree trimmer and owner/operator of Courtesy Enterprises. After giving his life to Christ, Ned was an active member of The First Christian Church in Gillespie where he was a deacon and an elder.

Ned is survived by his wife, Sylvia Newingham; his children, Missy Hartley along with her children, Chance (Ginger) Newingham and grandchildren Nasko, Edward, Louis and Walter, Cherish Hartley and granddaughters Mazie and Willow, and Liberty Hartley; Chad (Elaine) Newingham along with his children Cole Newingham and grandson Wynsten, Chelsea (Connor) Evans and grandchildren Adalee and Bodhi, and Ethan Newingham; Shannon Newingham and her son Jacob Mossman; Rusty (Susie) Clark and their children Hunter (Racheal) Clark and grandson Nathaniel, Taylor Clark, Jack Clark, and Katie Sue Clark; Rob (Rachelle) Clark along with their children Carter Clark, Abby Clark, Avery Clark, and Luke Clark; Joe (Joanna) Clark along with their children Felicity Clark and Callie Clark. Ned is also survived by his brothers, Norbert and Gary Newingham; and his sisters, Nedra Hurshman and Kay (Francis) Parker. He has several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father and mother; brothers, Herbert, Paul, Harold, Ed, Virgil, Ralph and Don; and sisters, Rose Newingham and Darlene Wallace.

Visitation will be on Saturday, Aug. 13, from 12 noon to 1 p.m. at The First Christian Church in Gillespie. A celebration of life service will follow at 1 p.m. at the church with Arthur Roemer officiating.

Memorials may be made to First Christian Church, Gillespie, or to Hope Orphan Home. Condolences may be left online at Kravanya Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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