Stella Faye Newcome, 70, of Gardner, passed away at her home August 10, 2010.

Stella was born Oct. 16, 1939 to William Andrew and Stella Roark Harrison in Tescumbia, MO. She married Samuel E. Newcome, Sr. on Aug. 4, 1955 in Kansas City, MO. Stella was a housekeeping supervisor for 10 years at Bedford Manor in Gardner. She was a member of People’s Church of Blue Mound, Kan. Stella enjoyed crafting, fishing, shopping and researching her family history. She loved her family and family gatherings.

Stella was preceded in death by her parents, husband Samuel, who died in 2001; three brothers, four sisters, one granddaughter, one grandson, and one great-grandson. She is survived by her children: Bill and Karen Newcome, Spring Hill, Kan.; Don and Kathy Newcome, Paola, Kan.; Regina and Ken Parish, Leavenworth, Kan.; Tamara and Darrell Helmar, Lockwood, Mo.; Kenny and Sue Newcome, Edgerton, Kan.; Patricia and Mike Peirce, Ludlow, Mo.; Sam and Lora Newcome, Lowery City, Mo.; brother, John and Joanie Harrison, Oceola, Mo.; 14 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild on the way.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Sat., August 14, 2010 at Bruce Funeral Home in Gardner (913) 856-7111. Burial follows the service at Gardner Cemetery. Visitation before the service at 9:30 a.m. Memorial contributions may be sent to Vitas Hospice or the American Cancer Society. Condolences may be sent to