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Alicia Newby, 35

February 25, 2011

Alicia M. Newby, 35, a resident of Churubusco, passed away Thursday afternoon, Feb. 24, 2011, at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne from injuries suffered in an auto accident near Churubusco last week.
She was born Jan. 3, 1976 in Fort Wayne and graduated from Peru High School in 1994.
The surviving relatives include her children Dacoda Hughes of Staten Island, N.Y., Diedre Newby of Churubusco and Virgil Newby of Peru; her husband, Virgil R. Newby of Peru; her father, Rodney A. (Kim Romines) Hughes of Churubusco; her mother, Christina (Richard) Ruggiero of Staten Island, N,Y,; and her maternal grandparents, Corrinne and Curtis Frost of Sun City, Ariz.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Sheets & Childs Funeral Home in Churubusco with Pastor Rick Van Horn, officiating.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home after 10 a.m. Monday until the time of the service.
For those who wish, memorials may be directed to her children in care of Whitley County Community Foundation, 400 N. Whitley St., Columbia City, IN 46725.
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