Berta Miller Newton Obit

 

Updated: 06 Sep 2009

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NEWTON, Bertha Miller
Sapulpa Herald, Creek Co., OK
08-19-1992

Berta Miller Newton, 96, 523 S. Oak, died today in Sapulpa

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 pm Friday at Owen Funeral Chapel.

Burial will follow at South Heights Cemetery.

She was born March 4, 1896, in Mansfield, Mo., and moved to St. Louis, Mo., as a child. Her father was with the George R. Barch Livestock Commission and her mother was an exclusive milliner.

She graduated from the Ernest R. Kroeger School of Music before she graduated from high school and later attended Missouri University. She married her husband, Charles C. Newton, when her family moved back to Mansfield. The Newton's traveled the U.S. and Canada before moving to Sapulpa in 1924.

Mrs. Newton taught piano to hundred of local students and originated the B.M.N. Music Theory Charts used in schools and colleges today.

She was a member of the National and Oklahoma Music Teachers Associations, the Tulsa Accredited Teachers Association, Town Hall of Tulsa, National Piano Guild, Sapulpa Ladies Chamber of Commerce, Royal Neighbors of Sapulpa, the Business and Professional Club, was vice president of the Iris Garden Club, was a soloist at the First Church of Christ, Scientist, and a member of the Mother Church in Boston.

Survivors include a number of cousins.


NEWTON, Bertha Miller
Sapulpa Herald, Creek Co., OK
08-20-1992

Funeral services for Bertha Miller Newton are scheduled for 2 pm Friday at Owen Funeral Chapel.

Burial will follow at South Heights Cemetery.

Mrs. Newton, a longtime Sapulpa music teacher, died Wednesday in Sapulpa.