Dr. James Jewell


Dr. James Stanley Jewell, 94, of Washington, Iowa, passed away Monday, Sept. 9, 2019, at the Washington County Hospital. Celebration of life services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21,
at the United Presbyterian Church with Pastor Erin Kaye officiating. Military honors will be accorded by Washington American Legion Post 29. General calling hours will begin at noon Friday, Sept. 20, at Jones & Eden Funeral Home, where the family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Interment will be private. Memorials have been established for the Lives Under Construction Boys Ranch and Hospice of Washington County. Online condolences may be sent for Jim's family through the web at www.jonesfh.com.
Jim was born Aug. 11, 1925, in Spring Hill, Kan., the son of the Rev. James Porter and Charlotte Susan (Smith) Jewell. He graduated from high school in Fredericktown, Mo., in 1943. Following high school, Jim served honorably in the U.S. Navy. He was united in marriage to Mary Helen Montague on Dec. 28, 1947, in Anthony, Kan.
Jim worked as a veterinarian in Lone Tree in 1951 and in Crawfordsville from 1952 to 1971. He also owned Prescription Feeds in Crawfordsville from 1965 to 1990. In 1990, Jim relocated to Branson, Mo., for several years and settled in Washington, Iowa, in 2004. He was a member of the United Church of Crawfordsville until 1975 and then became a member of the United Presbyterian Church in Washington. Jim was a charter member of the Crawfordsville Lions Club and a member of the Crawfordsville American Legion.
He is survived by his children, Terri Willard and husband Gary of Chillicothe, Mo., David Jewell and wife Lisa of Mount Pleasant, Mary Lou Saforek and husband Leland of Wayland, Jim Jewell and wife Pam of San Antonio, Texas, and Randy Jewell and wife Melissa of Henderson, Colo.; daughter-in-law, Marty Jewell of Arvada, Colo.; 10 grandchildren, Rebecka (Red) Benoit, Aaron Jewell, Luke (Erin) Jewell, Benjamin (Tara) Jewell, Natalie (Michael) Bales, Shelly (David) Kubik, Morgan (Mat) Rechkemmer, Drew (Kirsten) Saforek, James Jewell and Jacob Jewell; 18 great-grandchildren, Campbell, McKenna, Violet, Henry, Evelyn, Vera, Cora, Eloise "Elle," Felix, Cecilia, Fiona, Gibson, Foster, Jolee, Brent, Simon, Kaydyn and Hudson; and sister, Charlotte Isabelle Wilson of Des Moines.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife in 2006; son, the Rev. Stan in 2017; sisters, Pauline (Clyde) Mouser and Grace (Robert Lee) Gates; and brother-in-law, Bob Wilson.

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