Newell, Frances Stolpmann Barger

Teacher, School Patrol Officer, And Avid Runner

  • Friday, April 12, 2024
Frances Stolpmann Barger Newell
Frances Stolpmann Barger Newell

Frances Stolpmann Barger Newell, 96, of Chattanooga, passed away in her sleep April 9, 2024. She was born October 16, 1927, to Lula and Joseph Stolpmann. She was one of 11 children. She was a member of St. Stephen Catholic Church.

She was preceded in death by her first and second husbands, Daniel Mayo Barger and Allen Heard Newell; her brothers, Benjamin Stolpmann, Michael Stolpmann, Nicholas Stolpmann, Fred Stolpmann, Leo Stolpmann; and her sisters, Pauline Stolpmann, Agnes Harris, and Helen Vanderslice.

She is survived by her three children, Diane Brown, Francine Labbe and Chuck Newell (Jen); her two sisters, Genevieve Bowman and Mary Catherine Marshall; her seven grandchildren, Danette, Ellie, Alyx, Evan, Riley, Tessa, Zoe and Hudson; and her two great-grandchildren, Zander and Ambrose.

She was a teacher at OLPH Catholic School and St. Stephen Country Day School. She was later a school patrol officer with the Chattanooga School Patrol. As a member of the Chattanooga Track Club, she was an avid runner, winning more than 100 10k trophies in her age group. She happily gave up these activities to help care for her many grandchildren.

Graveside services will be on Friday, April 19, at 1:30 p.m. in Chattanooga National Cemetery with Father Manuel Pe?rez. We will be wearing mom’s favorite pastel colors at her service in her honor.

The family would like to thank Jackie, Hearth Hospice, and the staff at Hickory Valley Retirement for the wonderful and loving care that they provided to mom.

In lieu of flowers the family respectfully requests memorial contributions be made to Hearth Hospice, 513 Georgia Avenue, Chattanooga, Tn. 37403.

Visit the online obituary www.heritagechattanooga.com to post tributes and share memories.

Arrangements are by Heritage Funeral Home, East Brainerd Chapel.

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