Celia "Edith" Newhouse, 96 of Cowen, passed away on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at Webster Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. She was born April 16, 1917 in Frame to Lewis and Kate Combs Harper and was a homemaker. She grew up in Kanawha County and moved to Webster County before the beginning of World War II. She attended Gladeview Methodist Church, enjoyed quilting, crocheting, embroidery, knitting, and sewing clothes for herself and her daughter. She was well known in the community for growing a beautiful rose garden, which she shared with others. She also enjoyed gardening, canning, and spending time with her family. She was an avid reader and loved going to church.
Edith is survived by her daughter Freda Armentrout of Cowen; three grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Lewis B. "Buster" Newhouse; brothers Everett, Howard, and Clyde; sisters Belva, Tressa, and Lessa; daughter Anna Louise Newhouse; one great-grandchild; and son-in-law William L. "Bill" Armentrout.
According to Edith's wishes, her body was donated to West Virginia University School of Medicine Human Gift Registry. Memorial Services will be held on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 1:00 PM at Trinity United Methodist Church, Cowen with Speakers Linda Dyer and Sam Barger bringing words of remembrance and celebration. Memorial contributions may be made to Cowen Library and Camden-on-Gauley Senior Citizens. Family Services provided by Adams-Reed Funeral Home.