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Luella R New

September 19, 1945 - February 15, 2021

MUNCIE – Longtime Milton Street resident Lou New, 75, died Monday, February 15, 2021 in Westfield, Indiana

Lou was born in Muncie on September 19, 1945, to Don Carey and Bessie Chesterman Carey. She attended Central High School, eventually earning her GED and graduating from Indiana Business College. Her favorite …READ MORE

MUNCIE – Longtime Milton Street resident Lou New, 75, died Monday, February 15, 2021 in Westfield, Indiana

Lou was born in Muncie on September 19, 1945, to Don Carey and Bessie Chesterman Carey. She attended Central High School, eventually earning her GED and graduating from Indiana Business College. Her favorite jobs were waitressing at Red Lobster in the 1970s, and being an intake specialist for ACTION Inc., in the ‘80s and ‘90s. She loved to play cards, attend dances, hit rummage sales, and be with her family. In the ‘80s she was involved with American Legion activities, and in the ‘90s camped at Prairie Creek Reservoir.

Survivors include her children, Angela Mills (husband: Joel), Fishers, Ind.; Missy Kramer (husband: Troy Minton), Oaklandon, Ind.; Christina Welborn (SO: Alan Shopher), Noblesville, Ind., and Andy New (wife: Angela), Selma, Ind.; her sister, Sara Carey; nieces Cindy Meer and Lucy Strunk (husband: Ronnie), all of Muncie; a nephew, Bernard Meer (wife: Donna), Waukegan, Wisc.; nephew, Jeffery Perkins (Cody Jones), Indianapolis; niece, Lynsey Weaver (Bob), Yorktown; 11 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, and several extended family members.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Rick New, in 2002; her parents; her sister, Doris (Elaine) Keihn; niece, Becky Sanborn, and an infant granddaughter.

Masked and socially-distanced calling will be 12:00 PM – 2:00PM with service at 200 PM Friday, February 19, 2021 at The Meeks Mortuary and Crematory Washington Street Chapel. Burial will follow at Beech Grove Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to www.act.alz.org/donate

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.meeksmortuary.com

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