Bessie M. (Schmaus) Newburn

July 4, 1934 ~ September 22, 2020 (age 86)


Bessie M. Newburn, 86, of Terre Haute and formerly of West Terre Haute, passed away September 22, 2020 in Southwood Healthcare.

She was born July 4, 1934 in West Terre Haute to Victor Schmaus and Sybil Schmaus (Scott).

Bessie was a LPN and worked in various hospitals throughout her career. She was a lifelong member of the Bethany Congregational Church in West Terre Haute.

Bessie was preceded in death by her parents; and a brother, William “Bill” Schmaus.

She is survived by her husband of 68 years, Fred Newburn; her children, Michael Newburn (Luanne), Debbie Sims, Cindy Falen (Tom) and Bill Newburn (Susie); and several grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Private graveside services will be held at South Vigo Congregational Cemetery (Black) on Monday, September 28, 2020.  Arrangements are under the direction of Fitzpatrick Funeral Home, 220 North 3rd St., West Terre Haute, IN.

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