Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Obituary - Katy Newton

Vinita Katherine “Katy” (Burris) Newton, 58, passed away on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, at her home in Nevada, MO. Katy was born in Nevada, MO, on October 3, 1964, to James Burris and Joyce Sutton.

Katy worked most of her life doing in home health care until trying something different. She ended up at Kansas City Postal distribution, sorting mail, where she worked for several years before becoming disabled.

Katy was a vivacious individual. She had a larger-than-life personality and loved to have fun, a little too much fun. She had a big heart and knew no strangers. You never had to wonder where you stood with Katy, she would let you know. 

She was someone who's bad side you didn't want to be on. It didn't matter what her children had going on or how much of a disagreement they may have had, she would drop anything to help her children. Katy was proud to be grandmother. 

Nothing anybody could say, right, wrong, or indifferent, could change that mom had a childlike quality. She always said she was a Toys R Us kid and “I never changed in some ways” - she never did grow up. Katy will be forever missed and forever loved

Katy married Jackie Paul Newton in 1983 they would have two children. She is survived by a daughter, Christina Noel of Grove, OK, and son, Jackie Paul Long of Nevada, MO. 

She is also survived by a brother, David Burris, of Olathe, CO, sister, Joyce Hibbs of Nevada, MO, sister, Star Lang and family of Platte City, MO, and brother, Doug Burris of Missouri; as well as five grandchildren, all of Missouri. She is preceded in death by her husband, Jackie; her parents; and four brothers, Bob, Mark, James, and Billy.

Memorial services will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 12, 2022 at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada.

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