Artena New (nee Morrow), 87 years of age, and a resident of Monticello, Kentucky, passed away Wednesday, February 26, 2014, surrounded by her family, at New Life Hospice Residential Center in Lorain. She was born March 19, 1926 in Delta, Kentucky in Wayne County.
Artena was raised in Kentucky before coming to Henrietta Township in the early 1950s. She moved back to Kentucky in 1973 before coming back to Ohio where she had resided for the last three years, until her passing.
Her primary focus in life was that of being a homemaker. She was a member of the Monticello Baptist Tabernacle Church in Kentucky. Artena was also a member of the Monticello Senior Citizens Center. Artena enjoyed quilting, canning and listening to blue grass music. Her greatest joy was caring for her family.
Survivors include her son and his wife, Eddie Lee and Karen New of Amherst; her grandchildren, Judy (Doug) Lutz, Michael (Carrie) New, Steven New, and Randy New; her great-grandchildren, Lindsey New, Madison New and Brandon New; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 40 years, Reverend Leo New in October of 1986; her brothers, Hayden, Hobert, James and Lee Morrow; her sisters, Mollie and Flora, who died in infancy and Mallie Hammond; and her parents, Charlie and Goetha Morrow (nee Dalton).
Friends may call Friday, February 28, 2014 from 7 to 9 P.M., at the Hempel Funeral Home, 373 Cleveland Ave., Amherst. Additional calling hours will be held Sunday, March 2, 2014, from 5 until 9 P.M., at the Hickey and Son Funeral Home, 340 N. Main Street, Monticello, Kentucky. Funeral services will be held Monday, March 3, 2014, at 11 A.M., from the Hickey and Son Funeral Home. Burial will follow at the Jonesville Cemetery, Kentucky.