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Hollie Marie Stough Newman

Birth Date: July 29, 1979
Death Date: May 15, 2018

Hollie Marie Stough Newman passed away with her family at her side on May 15th, 2018 after fighting a long battle with cancer. She was born July 29, 1979 at Travis AFB, Fairfield, California to Yvonne Marie (Stough) Stuchell and Ronald S. Stough. She graduated from La Costa Canyon High School, Carlsbad, California in 1997 and was an honorary graduate of Will C. Wood High School in Vacaville, California. Hollie worked for Lowe’s Home Improvement Stores in Dover, Delaware, Escondido, California and most recently in Decatur, Illinois. She was married to Michael V. Newman from 2009 – 2016.
Hollie is survived by the joy and love of her life, her son Elliott C. Newman of Decatur, Illinois; her mother and stepfather, Yvonne and David Stuchell of Decatur, Illinois; her father Ronald Stough (wife Annette) of Montgomery, Alabama; her stepmother Barbara Rapp of Dover Delaware; her brothers William Stuchell of Santee, California, David Stough (wife Sarah and daughter Emaline) of Silver Spring, Maryland, and Joshua Stough (wife-to-be Sierra Martin) of New Market, Virginia. She is preceded in death by her brother Matthew Stough and her grandparents Anna and John Mason, Myrtle and Melvin Stough, and Maxine and William Stuchell.
Hollie was a member of many online communities and groups, including a group of women across the world who all had children in May 2013. She was a devoted mother who worked every day to give her child the future that he deserves. She was creative and artistic, loved to listen to music and write poetry, and enjoyed making things for others. Hollie was deeply interested in the mystical side of life. She was generous, caring and thoughtful, and an inspiration to many who watched her battle with cancer over the past 18 months. She will be greatly missed by all those that knew, loved, and had the pleasure of crossing paths with her.
A Celebration of Life for Hollie is planned for June 2, 2018, 1-4 pm, at Sharon United Methodist Church, 4363 West Center Street (corner of W. Center and N. Wyckles Road), Decatur, IL. We are collecting memories of Hollie online at or by sending a text to WILLIAMSTUCH650 to 37607…we hope to share these at the celebration, especially for those who cannot attend. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to for Elliott’s future educational needs.

Celebration of Life
June 2, 2018
1:00 pm
- 4:00 pm
Sharon United Methodist Church
4363 West Center Street Decatur, IL
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