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Patricia Louise Newnum

January 27, 1942 — February 2, 2022

Patricia Louise Kelley Newnum, 80 of Indianapolis, passed away on Wednesday, February 2, 2022.

Patricia was born on January 27, 1942, in Indianapolis to Leonard and Ruth Ketcham Kelley.

She was a graduate of Tech High School. Patricia was a member of Tuxedo Park Baptist Church where she was active playing the piano and singing. She was a mentor and Sunday school teacher to several of the teenagers in the church.
Patricia was the author of the book “Devin in Heaven”.

Patricia is proceeded in death by her parents Leonard Kelley and Ruth Ketcham Gresham, first husband Alvin Pitts, son Steven Pitts, granddaughter Samantha Pitts. She is survived by her husband Ronald Newnum, children Joe Pitts, Patricia “Angel” Smythe, grandchildren Ellen Nichole Willis, Anthony David Strothers, Yvonne Pitts, step daughter America Newnum.

Patricia will always be remembered for a song in her heart and her soul. She was a caring wife, mother, grandmother and friend.

A Celebration of Patricia’s life will be held at a later date. Services entrusted to O’Riley Branson Funeral Service and Crematory. Please visit to leave a special tribute for Patricia.

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