Cora Mae Newman

February 26, 1941 - March 20, 2021

Cora Mae Newman, 80, passed away on March 20, 2021 in Aurora, IL. She was born in Marion, IL on February 26, 1941 to James Walter and Nora Florence (nee Bradley) Overstreet. She was united in marriage on March 15, 1959 in St. Charles, IL to James F. Newman.

Cora will be remembered for finding joy in life and her unique laugh. She was a caring, loving, and social person, ready to help anybody who was willing to accept. Cora had a strong faith, always being the example of belief in prayer. She was a peacemaker in her home and community. If anyone ever needed a maternal figure, Cora was ready to accept them. Her crochet skills were unrivaled, fashioning everything from small items to large afghans. If you needed to find Cora, all you needed to do was follow the yarn.

She leaves behind her children, Philip (Janice) Newman, Sandra (Michael) Armitage, Melba (Michael) Johnson, and Beverly Newman; her grandchildren Sarah (Brad) Hartman, Rebecca Armitage, Michelle Johnson, Amanda Armitage, and Abbygale Newman, and her great-grandchild; Harrison Hartman. In addition, she leaves her siblings Daisy Dunning and James (Dolores) Overstreet; her in-laws Peggy Newman, Ivie Vaughn, Glen (Sharon) Newman, Edith Overstreet and Gladys Overstreet. She also claimed Sheryl Nottingham and Jamie Broglin as part of her “bunch”.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband James (Bootney), and her brothers Wayne Overstreet and John Overstreet.

Visitation will be held on Thursday March 25, 2021 at Moss Family Funeral Home St. Charles 100 S. 3rd St. from 4PM – 8PM. A funeral Service will be held on Friday March 26, 2021 at 11AM. Interment will be held at Union Cemetery in St. Charles.

Arrangements by Moss Family Funeral Home St. Charles 630-584-8823 or

Guest Book

  • Debra Hervey Deepest sympathy to all of you from our family. Her love and light carries on with all of you. I'll never forget her gardening advice. Always with a smile and twinkle in her eye! Love to you all!!
  • Sue & Gerald White Sympathy and condolences. Cora Mae was an early- grade classmate, later a co-worker and always a friend.
  • Jeff Newman Sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful person and no doubt very proud of all her children and grandchildren.
  • Wendi Breitrose Dear Melba, Beverly and Family, You have my deepest sympathy! I am tremendously saddened for your loss. The memory of your Mother will give you comfort, and her legacy live through you all! May time heal the sadness that you feel with the loss of your Mother. During these tough times, know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Wendi Breitrose šŸ™šŸ»
  • Amber Thompson In deep sympathy, praying for peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your heart
  • Nancy Hutchings Sincere condolences to you and your family, Sandy. A beautiful picture of your mother! Thoughts and prayers for all.
  • Glenn & Sharon Our deepest sympathy to the entire family. It was a joy to have known Cora Mae.
  • Lorey Newman Evans Our heartfelt condolences to all the family.
  • Corinne So sorry for your loss Melba, Bev and siblings. Your mom's picture is so sweet; she looks like she is so happy to have all that yarn:) May pictures like that and the stories behind them give you comfort from the memories.
  • Kathy Stovall Iā€™m so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you.
  • Ivie Vaughn Praying for you all. Wish I could be there to give hugs in person. Love you all.
  • Bud newman So sorry for your loss our family will be praying for your family.