Dean Newell

Oct 6th, 1951 - Jun 23rd, 2018


Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home

Thu, Jun. 28th, 2018 5 - 8 pm


Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home

Fri, Jun. 29th, 2018 11 am


Odd Fellows Cemetery

Fri, Jun. 29th, 2018

Dean Newell

Lyle Dean Newell, 66, of the Lake of Egypt, passed away on Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 7:05 pm at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis.

Dean was born October 6, 1951 in Carbondale. He was the son of Robert Earl and Bonnie (Tanner) Johns. His father Paul Newell was killed in a farming accident when Dean was two.  He married his soulmate Patricia “Patty” Boester on July 23, 1971 and together they have shared 47 years of marriage.

He was in business over 25 years, owner of Satellites and More and MyCrete Engraving. Dean was of the Christian faith, attending the Oasis Community Church of the Nazarene and the United Methodist Church in Creal Springs. He loved to fish and spend time on the lake.   He was happiest when spending time with his family, always there to cheer his grandchildren on in all their different sports.

Survivors include his; Wife – Patricia “Patty” Newell of the Lake of Egypt

Son – Sean Newell (Julie) of Johnston City

Daughter – Amie Wece (Jason) of Marion


Caleb, Hope, Hallie and William Newell

Coty Wece

Nathan Wece

Great grandchildren – Carsen and Kase Wece

Mother – Bonnie Johns of Lake of Egypt

Sister – Neica Allred (Chuck) of Lake of Egypt

Brother – Bryan Johns (Shawn) of Ozark

Brother – Chris Johns (Sherry) of Lake of Egypt

Brother-in-law – Fred Boester (Brenda) of Marion

Aunt – Anna Bryan of Marion

Several nieces and nephews

Preceded by his Father – Paul Newell, Dad – Robert Earl Johns, Father-in-law and Mother-in-law – August and Carmen Boester

Funeral services will be Friday, June 29, 2018 at 11 am at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home with Rev. Gary Clark officiating. Burial will follow in Odd Fellows Cemetery.  Visitation will be Thursday from 5 – 8 pm at the funeral home.

For those who prefer memorials may be made to the Marion Ministerial Alliance. Envelopes will be available and accepted at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home, 800 North Market Street, Marion, Illinois  62959.


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3 Guestbook Messages

  • Guest: Maria Rose

    From: , Ohio

    Date: June 26, 2018

    Please accept my sincere condolences for the loss of your loved one. May the God of comfort fulfill his promise of soon getting rid of mankinds tears, pain, outcries and death. These former things will become things of the past. God does not lie, this promise is found at Revelation chapter 21 verse 3 and 4. Please also visit for more peace and comfort during this difficult time.

  • Guest: Rick McAlpin

    From: marion, Illinois

    Date: June 26, 2018

    Rick and I just heard of Dean’s passing. We are just stunned. We are so sorry and hope you all know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all!

  • Guest: Mike & Bonieva Darter

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: June 27, 2018

    Our deepest condolences to the family.