Bobby Jay Newman
Ridgeway, MO: Bobby Jay Newman, 82, Ridgeway, MO (formerly of Grant City, MO) passed
away Monday, September 12, 2022, at a Bethany, MO nursing home.
He was born on June 5, 1940, in Alanthus Grove, Missouri the son of Jay and Gazel (Jennings)
On March 28, 1961, he married Donna Gillespie in Albany, Missouri. She survives of the
Bobby earned his specialist’s degree in education and was a teacher and administrator. He
taught business and industrial arts at Grant City and was an administrator at Ridgeway. He was
baptized and grew up at the Alanthus Church of Christ and was a member of the Grant City
Christian Church, the Disciples of Christ, and Masonic Lodge AF & AM, Grant City. He enjoyed
hunting, fishing, and building houses during the summer.
He was preceded in death by his parents and an infant sister.
In addition to his wife, Bobby is survived by his daughters, Teresa (Doug) Brunsting, Orange
City, IA, Sheila (Tim) Harding, Ridgeway, and son, Steve (Laura) Newman, Imperial, MO;
grandchildren, Tyler (Jennifer) Newman, Whitney (Logan) Azevedo, Cooper and Olivia Brusting,
and Jacob and Emma Harding; great grandchildren, Morgan Newman, Sadie and Lila Azevedo;
sister, Janet (Don) Graf, Alanthus, MO and brother, Ed (Angela) Gage, Rockport, MO.
Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, September 16 at Roberson Funeral Home,
Stanberry, MO. Burial will follow in Jennings Cemetery, Alanthus Grove, MO. The family will
receive friends from 12:30-2:00 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to
the Bobby Jay Newman Memorial Fund to be designated later in care of Roberson Funeral
Home, P.O. Box 153, Stanberry, MO 64489. Online condolences may be left at