Donna Sue Newell, 50, of Independence, Missouri, passed away November 26, 2011 at her home. 

Donna Sue Newell, 50, of Independence, Missouri, passed away November 26, 2011 at her home.  

Donna was born January 25, 1961 in Springdale, Arkansas, the daughter of Bud William and Mary Catherine (Vaughn) Stewart.  She enjoyed doing crafts and spending time with her family.  She was preceded in death by her sister, Linda Batts.

Survivors include 3 sons, Jeremy Newell, Bolivar, MO, Daniel Newell, Independence, MO, Travis Newell, Anna, TX, 2 daughters, Kaylan Green and Hannah Green, both of Blue Springs, MO, her mother, Mary Abel, Independence, MO, 1 brother, Ronald Stewart, 4 sisters, Deborah Stewart, Sandra Henderson, Carla Henley, Rhonda Martin, and 5 grandchildren, Ashton, Dillon, Bailey, Addison and Natalie.

A Memorial service will be 2 p.m., Wednesday, November 30, 2011 at New Salem Funeral Home.  Visitation will be 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., prior to the service.

For the guest book to leave condolences for the Newell family, visit www.newsalemfuneralhome.com.

 Arrangements:  New Salem Funeral Home & Cemetery, 816-796-8600.