Leanna Marie Newby

1970 ~ 2019 (age 48)



Leanna Marie Newby, 48, Eaton, passed away Monday, May 6, 2019 at her home.

The daughter of Benny Allen “Butch” Newby and Rita (Bilby) Newby Whited, she was born July 29, 1970 in Muncie.

Leanna graduated from Muncie Central High School in 1988 and attended Indiana Business College. She worked at Friends Bar & Grill and Timbers Lounge for several years.

Survivors include her children, Derrick Newby (Jaden Bell), Dustin Manis and Marleigh Marie Whitaker; grandchildren Haisley, Hayden and one due in November; her mother and step-father, Rita and Ward Whited; sisters, Trisha (Anthony) Williams and Milissa Newby; brother, Wes (Kristie) Whited  as well as several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews  and her former husband, David Curtis.

She was preceded in death by her father, Butch Newby and grandparents, Rodney and Vivian Bilby and Ben and Marie Newby.

Funeral services will be 12:00 Noon Saturday, May 11, 2019 in Pitman-Richman Funeral Home, 200 S. Hartford St., Eaton.

Friends and family may call from 5-7 p.m. Friday and one hour prior to the service Saturday.

Burial will follow in Union Cemetery, Eaton.

Memorials may be made to First Merchants Bank to an education fund for her daughter, Marleigh.

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