Joanna Lynn Newton

Joanna Lynn Newton, 50, of West Des Moines, Iowa, formerly of Farmington, Iowa, passed away at 2:43 p.m. Sunday, December 11, 2022, at Mercy One Medical Center in West Des Moines, Iowa.

Born on January 12, 1972, in Keokuk, Iowa, the daughter of John and Joyce (McBride) Newton.

She is survived by her parents: John and Joyce Newton of Oquawka, Illinois; sister: Julie (Jeff) Sims of Denver, Colorado; brother: Jeff (Resa) Newton of Hillsboro, Iowa; nieces and nephews: Alonzo and Citlally Morales, Auset Sims, Jasmine Seitz and. Sebastian Newton. Also surviving are several aunts, uncles and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents.

Joanna was a 1990 graduate of Harmony High School. She was a customer service representative for YRC. Joanna was an avid sports fan and especially loved the Chicago Cubs and Dallas Cowboys. Joanna enjoyed all things Disney, Harry Potter and Marvel.

Her body has been entrusted to the crematory of Schmitz Funeral Home for cremation.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.


Burial will be held in Greenglade cemetery in Farmington, Iowa.


A memorial has been established in her memory for the American Heart Association.


Online condolences may be made to the family at Schmitz Funeral Home of Farmington is assisting the family with arrangements.