Gloria Frances (Sissy/Mema) Newton-Hill
Was born November 28, 1928 in Abilene, TX to Silas Lewis and Eula Mary (Box) Hampton. She passed away June 15, 2018 in Lawton, OK.
She graduated from Abilene High School. She married Billy Ray Newton on November 11, 1945 in Abilene, TX. Together, they had three children. Kitty Newton-Rath, Butch Newton and Debbie Newton-Martin. They moved to Lawton, OK in the 1950’s where they raised their family. Mr Newton passed away on January 11, 1967. Gloria later married Cecil Hill, known by their grandchildren as Papa. Mr. Hill passed away in 1985.
Gloria worked for the Ramada Inn, Lawton Housing Authority, Dave’s Laundry, and Rath, Inc., a family business known as “Kitty’s Chicken”. She was affectionately known as “Mema” by her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren and many others. She was a loving mother and Mema to her entire family. She loved to say, “I can’t believe I’m responsible for this entire crazy crew!” She will always be remembered for her sarcastic sense of humor. She loved to spend time with family at the casino and doing crochet.
She is survived by:
Butch Newton San Antonio, TX
Debbie Newton-Martin and husband, Jimmie Cyril, OK
Jerry Rath Cyril, OK
Bryan Moore, Kristi Rath-Luker and husband, Jason; Billy Newton, and wife, Noelle; Brandon Newton, Traci Foster and husband, Dwain; Melanie Kuehl and husband, Brian; Tiffany Sutherland, Michelle Spiller, Jennifer Nadeau, Jason Nelson, Clint Martin and wife, Corsi; Joni Ridley and husband, Billy; Jami Wolfe and husband, Brad
4 great-great grandchildren
Her sister and husband-
Frankie and Wayne Roberts Abilene, TX
Her best friend-
Margie Nickel Lawton, OK
She was preceded in death by:
Her husband, Bill Newton
Her second husband, Cecil Hill
Her daughter, Kitty Newton-Rath
Her favorite daughter-in-law, Glynda Newton
Her sister, Doris Lucas
Her great-grandson, Jerry Eugene Rath Lewis
Her great-granddaughter, Brooke Raelynn Newton
A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Cyril Funeral Home