Crystal Kiteka, Charles K. Newton

Crystal Kiteka

Crystal Kiteka, 36, of Bloomington, passed away on Tuesday, June 25, 2019, at her residence.

She was born on April 15, 1983, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the daughter of Reggie Jefferson and Glenda Turner. She married John Kiteka and he survives. Crystal was a homemaker who loved her children, shopping, and fashion design. She was a devoted Christian who knew the Lord. She attended second Baptist Church of Vincennes.

Along with her husband, John, and her parents, Reggie and Glenda, Crystal is survived by her step-mother, Kathy Rush of Westfield; her children, Airreana Kiteka, Wallace Kiteka, Ishmael Kiteka and Tatyana Kiteka, all of Bloomington; her siblings; Eric Collins and his wife, Jamie, of Indianapolis, Regina Jefferson and her spouse, Laurie, of Vincennes, Stephanie Jefferson of Evansville, Andria Quivac and her husband, Pedro, of Vincennes and Charles Kelly and his wife, Lisa, of Indianapolis.

Crystal was preceded in death by a son, Eligah Kiteka; maternal grandparents, Tom and Laverne Turner; an aunt, JoAnn Snyder; and a cousin, Jessica Freeman

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. on Saturday at Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the family to assist her children. Fredrick and Son McClure-Utt Funeral Home Vincennes Chapel handled the arrangements.

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Charles K. Newton

Charles K. “Kenny” Newton, 75, of Monroe City, passed away at 10:33 p.m. on Friday

June 21, 2019 with his family at his bedside.

Kenny was born on Dec. 25, 1943 in Vincennes, the son of Grover and Thelma Steimel Newton. He was a 1961 graduate of Central Catholic High School and in his devotion to his country he joined the U.S. Marine Corps and served 26 years, attaining the highest rank of a non-commissioned officer, master gunnery sergeant. He served two tours in Vietnam during his career and served his fellow veterans as Veterans Service Officer for Knox County. He married Linda Haag on April 24, 1964 and they made their life together for 55 years. He was a member of the St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Petersburg, the Veterans of Foreign Wars (where he was the first Vietnam veteran to join), 40 et 8, the American Legion and the Marine Corps League. He was devoted to the Marine Corps “Toys for Tots” program and lived the motto, “Semper Fi.” He was truly a Marine through and through.

He is survived by his wife, Linda K. Newton; their children, Nancy Gatton and her husband, David, of Louisville, Kentucky, and Steve Newton of Greenwood; his grandchildren, Nathan Newton, Jenna Newton and Zach Newton; and a sister Sharon Harris and her husband, Tim, of Fowler.

Kenny was preceded in death by his parents, Grover and Thelma Newton, and a brother, Michael “Fig” Newton.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Monday at St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Petersburg with Father Frank Renner officiating. He will be laid to rest in Marion National Cemetery in Marion at 1 p.m. on Tuesday with military honors by the U.S. Marine Corps. The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. on Sunday at Duesterberg-Fredrick Funeral Home, 521 Vigo St. Memorial contributions can be made in his memory to the USMC program “Toys for Tots” through the funeral home. Duesterberg-Fredrick Funeral Home is honored to assist Master Gunnery Sgt. Charles K. “Kenny” Newton’s family during their time of loss.

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Patricia "Patty" Thompson, 67, of Vincennes, passed away on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at

Deaconess Gateway Hospital in Evansville. Arrangements are pending at Duesterberg-Fredrick Wampler Shaw Funeral Home.


Deerhake, Mary Anne, died June 23. Services: 6 p.m. on Friday at Bethel Community Church in Freelandville. Burial: 2 p.m. on Saturday at First Church of New Knoxville, Ohio. Visitation: 4 p.m. until the hour of services on Friday at the church.

Turner, Charles Michael, died June 23. Visitation: 4-8 p.m. today at Goodwin Funeral Home, 524 Broadway St. Memorials: South Knox Education Foundation or the Vincennes Animal Shelter.


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