Edward N. Jewell (81) of Effingham

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Published on August 27 2012 2:32 pm

Edward N. Jewell, 81, of Effingham, went to be with the Lord at 7:20 a.m. Saturday, August 25, 2012, at his home, surrounded by his family.

Graveside services will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday, August 29, 2012, at Funkhouser Cemetery, rural Effingham. Johnson Funeral Home, Effingham, is in charge of arrangements.  The family requests in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family or donor’s choice. Online condolences may be left at www.johnsonandsonsfh.com

Edward was born on October 6, 1930 in rural Effingham County, the son of Oliver P. and Lethia M. (Shadwell) Jewell. He married Lora Gillespie on April 26, 1950, in Springfield, IL. She preceded him in death on April 20, 1978.  Edward was a veteran of the United States Army. He worked very hard all of his life. He was a devoted father, grandfather, great-grandfather, great-great-grandfather, and brother.  He will be greatly missed.

Edward is survived by his children, Rev. Emma (Rev. George) Van Luven of Savannah, TN, Sharon Jewell of Effingham, Jim (Becky) Jewell of Effingham and Bruce Jewell of Effingham; 21 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and several great-greatgrandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Lora; son, Edward N. Jewell Jr ; granddaughter, Marsha Klopp; great-grandson, Devon Loy; one brother, four sisters; and special friend, Emmaline Pontious.