Posted on January 4, 2013
Grandma Ada Newton
What a beautiful funeral ceremony for Mike’s grandmother, Ada.
The church was bursting at the seams with support and attendees to remember a sweet, strong, yet feisty woman.
For the last 10 or so years that I’ve known her, she had dementia and had a great recall of past events with clarity, but couldn’t recall much of current events. I never got to “know” the real Ada, but I feel like I got a glimpse of her through stories told today. Boy were they sweet and very funny.
The photo below was taken on Karl & Ada’s 50th wedding anniversary. I feel peace knowing that they are reunited in heaven now. <3
Hospitality, strong, kind, loving, taking care of others, grit, loving Jesus, opinionated and many other sweet words were spoken today.
I really wish I could have known her back in the day, I am quite positive I would have loved her.
After the funeral, we had lunch. It was delicious and we were very thankful for the outpouring support from the church & community to put the luncheon together.
They even had coffee & desert.
I loved my company. <3
After lunch we attended the graveside service. Mike (second on right), his brother David & father Doug were pallbearer’s.
It was another beautiful service where we sang a few of Ada’s favorite hymns & said a few prayers.
And finally laid her to rest above her husband, Karl.
I love how they have their wedding date on their gravestone. That’s the kind of people they were. Two people who loved each other and were deeply connected to the end.