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Marvin “Newt” Delp, 78

Marvin “Newt” Delp, 78 years, 8 months, and 1 day old, passed to heaven on July 21, 2012 at his home with his family by his side.

Newt was born Nov. 20, 1933 in Thornfield, Mo., to Roy Toby and Nora Ellen (Dilk) Delp.

Newt was a resident of the Squires community most of his life. On April 30, 1955 Newt and Betty Jo Degase were united in marriage in Squires, Mo., and to this union three children were born.

Newt worked in Kansas City area for about 15 years, then he returned home and farmed and operated a fertilizer truck. He was a Christian. He enjoyed fishing, bird hunting, square dancing and visiting with people. Newt never met a stranger.

Newt was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers, Delmas, Boyd, Doyle, Don, and Hercel Delp, four sisters, Mildred Graves, Bonnie Lawson, Jewell Marsh and infant sister, Hazel.

Newt is survived by his wife, Betty Jo Delp, Squires, Mo.; three children and their spouses, Randall and Debbie Delp, Noble, Mo., Vickie and Mike Prock, Ava, Mo., and Chris Delp, Squires, Mo.; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one brother, Billy Dean Delp, Zillah, Wash.;  two sisters, Jean Swearengin, Belton, Mo., and Barbara Kroes, Toppenish, Wash.; many nieces, nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services for Newt were Wednesday, July 25, at 10 a.m. in the Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Ava, with burial in the Thornfield Cemetery, Thornfield, Mo. Visitation was Tuesday from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the funeral home. Officiating were Rev. Ron Pinckney and Rev. Randy Dalton. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or American Diabetes Association.

Online condolences may be made to www.clinkingbeardfuneral