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(January 22, 1941 – October 5, 2015)

Sheila Rae Newman, 74, of Midland, passed away on Monday, October 5, 2015. She was born January 22, 1941 in Midland to the late Stanley and Bernice (June) Engel. Shelia married Duane LeRoy Newman on March 21, 1964.Shelia worked as a Para Professional until she retired at the Bullock Creek Public Schools. She was a member of New Hope Community Church and had a strong involvement in the church. Shelia enjoyed quilting and baking Shelia is survived by her husband, Duane, sons; Phillip and Paul (Dana) Newman, grandchildren; Kyle Newman, Amanda (Nicholas) Hemling, Dylan (Shana) Newman, Amber Newman, Dana M. Newman, Kimberly Newman, Brent Newman and Zachary Newman, and great grandson, Nicholas Hemling, II. Shelia was predeceased by her parents, Bernice and Stanley Engel, brother, Gary Dean (Carolynn) Engel, sisters, Nancy Julian and Sharon Wetherall, father and mother in law, Russell and Bertha Newman. A Funeral Service will be held at New Hope Community church on Friday, October 9, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Dennis Heath officiating. Friends may visit with the family on Thursday, October 8, 2015 at Smith-Miner Funeral Home from 4-7 p.m. and at the church on Friday from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider New Hope Community Church or Hometown Hospice, Lapeer.On Line condolences can be left at smithminer.com