Karen Newton

Karen Newton, formerly of Scranton, was called home to be with the Lord on Monday, May 25 at her home in Dallas after an illness.

Born in Scranton on November 6, 1945 to the late Mary and Earl Rozelle, she attended Kingston High School and Bradford Beauty School. She worked for many years as a beauty salon owner and a certified nursing assistant before her retirement. She loved traveling, trips to the casino, and spending time with her family. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother who will be dearly missed.

Surviving are her husband of 58 years, Arthur “Bud” Newton, Dallas; daughter Lisa Pretko and son-in-law, Matthew Pretko, Dallas; daughter Leighann Slusark and fiancé George Kocher, Harveys Lake; brother Jacque Rozelle, Swoyersville; seven grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a son, Arthur Newton, in 2015 and a brother, Earl Rozelle in 2009.

A memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to: St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital, 2010 Adams Avenue, Scranton, PA 18509.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Vanston and James Funeral Home, Scranton.

To share a memory or to express your condolences to the family please visit www.vanstonandjames.com.

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