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Agnes Ellen (Newman) Metcalf

December 11, 1929 — October 7, 2020

Agnes Ellen Metcalf, 90, passed away on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at Oak Woods Manor.

Agnes was born on December 11, 1929 in Enfield, IL, to Phillip and Clara (Gwaltney) Newman.

On November 10, 1948 in KY, she married William, who preceded her in death on January 31. 1999.  Agnes is survived by her 3 grandchildren, Kristen (David) O'Dell of La Porte, Cassi (Stephen) Smith of West Virginia, and James (Kelli) Metcalf of La Porte; 6 great-grandchildren, Brodie and Victoria O'Dell of La Porte, James Metcalf, Jr. of La Porte, and Mikinna, Jessa, and Gabriel Smith of West Virginia; as well as many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Gary Metcalf; great-grandson, Drake Smith; sisters, Viola Gunter, Alpha Hankins and Reba Williams; and brother, Frank Newman.

Agnes was a homemaker.  She enjoyed volunteering at both La Porte Hospital and the Swanson Center for Older Adults.  Agnes was a Pioneer Land quilter and enjoyed participating in theatre at Washington Stage.

Cremation has taken place with Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center, La Porte.

A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 10, 2020 at the First Church of the Nazarene, 2147 Ash St., La Porte, with Pastor Duane Smith officiating.

Due to the recent Governor's Order, anyone attending the service is required to wear a mask.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Pioneer Land Quilters, 2900 Monroe St., La Porte, IN 46350.

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First Church of the Nazarene

2147 Ash Street
La Porte, IN 46350

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