In Memory of



Obituary for Barbara Newman

Barbara Ann Newman, 81, of Roanoke, Virginia, passed away peacefully on October 30, 2023. She was fondly known as “Bobbie” to many who loved her. 

Barbara was preceded in death by her parents Orville R. Bryant and Bernice A. Wright, and her sister, Mary Lou Arney.  

She is survived by her husband Wayne C. Newman, brother Ray Bryant (Margaret), stepchildren DeLoane Newman (Hariet), Shelia Schroeder (Roger), Shelly Basham, stepsister Norma Martin (Bill), many nieces, nephews, step-grandchildren, and step-great-grandchildren.

Barbara was born in Dungannon, Virginia in 1942 and attended Dungannon High School.  She began her career in medical records in the 1960’s at Jefferson Hospital.  After Jefferson Hospital merged and became Community Hospital, she continued her career and received her bachelor’s degree from Stephens College Missouri while working full time. She advanced to Director of Health Information Management at Community Hospital and was the Director of Health Information Management for Carilion at the time of her retirement.

The family will receive friends at Oakey’s Funeral Service South Chapel on Monday, November 6, 2023, at 1 p.m., with a memorial service to follow at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St Jude.