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  1. David and Carrie Thompson
    October 4, 2023 @ 2:25 pm

    Sorry to hear of Newt’s passing. Our sympathy to Carolyn and family. Such a fine man always involved in his hometown and Zizzerdom activities. He will be greatly missed.


    • Sharon Neathery
      October 6, 2023 @ 5:41 pm

      Carolyn, my heartfelt sympathy to you and your family for Newt’s passing. He was a wonderful man, a pillar of our community and a great friend. He will be missed, he left an indelible mark on West Plains and all who knew him. May God’s grace be with you at this time.


      • Tommi Crow
        October 19, 2023 @ 9:06 am

        I am just now learning this sad news about Newt. He was a really wonderful man. I’ve always admired him and his wife Carolyn. They’ve been good friends of my family’s for years and their daughter, Julia and I, grew up together. Sending you all my deepest sympathies and love. I’m very sorry.


  2. Keith Bernhardt
    October 4, 2023 @ 3:18 pm

    Mr Brill was a good friend and colleague of my father (late David Bernhardt ,attorney in Springfield(. My condolences to the Brill family


  3. Rebecca (Young) Erickson
    October 4, 2023 @ 4:21 pm

    Although I wasn’t as involved in Newt’s youth as my older sister, Rhe Ann, I do have some pleasant memories of our family gatherings over the years. The most recent was our “Young Family” reunion in MN ten years ago. As my husband has said, “Newt is a class act and a true gentleman.” He will be sadly missed, but the world is most definitely a better place because of him.


  4. David Dunlap
    October 4, 2023 @ 4:35 pm

    Just heard the sad news today from fellow Harlin Museum board members. They are remembering Newt for his valuable legal services during the Museum’s early times. I remember him more for our close professional relationship during my many years as probate judge in Howell County. Newt was respected by all at the Bar for his intellect and unfailing professionalism. But on a deeper human level, Newt was among the very few Missouri lawyers who could be called sagacious. Wise, sage counsel is a rare commodity in any community, and ours is poorer for its loss with Newt’s passing. My condolences to Carolyn and their children.


  5. Darrin Reed
    October 4, 2023 @ 5:15 pm

    Newt was a great guy who cared about people and the community. Great loss for all who knew him. Prayers for his family during this difficult time


  6. Lenora Martin
    October 4, 2023 @ 6:15 pm

    So sorry to hear of Newts passing, he will be greatly missed, he was a man of his word and had such a caring heart, His words of wisdom was always welcome, praying for Carolyn and family. It was an honor and a privilege to work at Pleasant valley manor, and West Vue before that and his compassion for the residents and the staff will be greatly missed


  7. Teresa Eldringhoff Romans
    October 5, 2023 @ 8:45 am

    My mother spoke highly of Mr. Newt from attending high school with him and the years she worked for Dick Moore when he was prosecuting attorney. Many prayers for the family. Amy, my condolences on the loss of your uncle.


  8. Jay & Mindy Padgett
    October 5, 2023 @ 12:35 pm

    Mindy and I offer our thoughts and prayers to Carolyn, Julia, Margaret, Joel and the rest of the Brill family. We are grateful for the times spent with the family in clubs and civic organizations. Newt’s wisdom and good humor was always present in our interactions through Rotary, the hospital board, and various city endeavors. He leaves a major mark in the development of our community through his concern for the welfare of others.


  9. Douglas Robinson
    October 5, 2023 @ 2:32 pm

    My deepest condolences and prayers to the Brill family. I had the opportunity to meet Newt while conducting a review of the West Plains Housing Authority several years ago. I too am a Marine and we had a nice little chat about the Marine Corps. Rest in peace sir.

    Semper Fidelis!


  10. Jan R
    October 6, 2023 @ 10:38 am

    Newt was such a good man. My thoughts are with Carolyn and the family.
    He will be missed and remembered well.


  11. Amber Redburn
    October 6, 2023 @ 1:19 pm

    Carolyn, Joel, Margaret/Tony, Julia/David & Families,

    Our Deepest Sympathy to all of you on the passing of Newt. He will be missed and he was a wonderful, caring, Christian gentleman. We are keeping all of you in our daily prayers and thoughts. May God bless all of you.
    In Christian Love,
    Tim, Amber, and Corby Redburn


  12. Kate Carter
    October 6, 2023 @ 7:45 pm

    Sorry to hear of Newt’s passing I have enjoyed speaking to him and enjoying some of his life stories


  13. Michael Hoff
    October 7, 2023 @ 11:23 am


    Please accept our deepest sympathy for the loss of Newt. As you know, I became acquainted with Newt through my employment at Community First Banking Company. Over those years, I came to respect, very much, the vast amount of knowledge and foresight that I saw in Newt. He was a very wise man, and I can assure you that everyone on the Board of Directors looked up to him, and always listened very carefully to his advice and words of wisdom. I knew that I could always discuss matters with him and get sage advice. He will be missed greatly, in the banking industry, but also as a wonderful benefactor, and above all, a true gentleman. I feel greatly honored to have been associated with Newt, but more than anything I feel very privileged to call him my friend. Know that you and your family will be in our prayers.


  14. Gaynell Covello
    October 7, 2023 @ 11:33 am

    I knew Mr Brill as a young college student and friend of Julia. The Brill’s are warm and wonderful- welcoming crazy college girls into their home and loving us. My love goes out to the Brill family. Mr Brill has left a beautiful legacy. Blessings and prayers to the family!

    Gaynell Jackson Covello


  15. Paul Pruett
    October 8, 2023 @ 9:47 am

    Carolyn, Joel, Julia and Margaret I am sorry to hear of your loss. West Plains was a better place because of his life and efforts. I will always remember the Sundays at First Church and your families consistent presence and influence there, just a few rows in front of where I sat with my brother, mom and dad. May God bless you and shine his face upon you with his comforting love at this difficult time.


  16. Flo Jean Schlosser
    October 8, 2023 @ 5:32 pm

    So sorry to hear this news.. Our thoughts aned prayers are with Carolyn and the family and I know he will be sorely missed..
    Flo Jean and Eva Jane


  17. Steve T Warren
    October 8, 2023 @ 5:38 pm

    So sorry to hear of Newt’s passing. You and he were two of my very special customers. Sure will miss him. We are praying for you and your family at this time. Looking forward to a reunion in heaven knowing that he will be there.

    Steve and Mary warren


  18. Mamie Haddock
    October 8, 2023 @ 7:03 pm

    Carolyn and Family and Bill and Aimee Webb. Sending prayers to all of you during this difficult time. Newt was a great man, I knew him for 60 years, he cared about all people and did so much for West Plains. He will be missed.


  19. Evelyn Kelsey
    October 13, 2023 @ 5:41 pm

    We are so sorry to hear about the loss of Newt. Our thoughts and prayer with you and your family. Thinking of you.
    Evelyn Kelsey and Carolan Hand


  20. Hassel and Alice Vandergriff
    October 14, 2023 @ 7:40 am

    We are so sorry for your loss. May God bless and comfort you all.


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