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Mrs. Jewell Elzina Blevins, age 77, of Asbury, Mo., passed away Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, at the Communities of Wildwood Ranch. Mrs. Blevins was born April 11, 1940, in Delavan, Kan., to Ralph Frownfelter and Oma Crisp Frownfelter.
She was a Home Economics teacher, first at Carthage Jr. High School and then at Carl Junction High School, until retirement. She graduated from Webb City High School in 1958, and then attended Joplin Junior College, subsequently graduating from Pittsburg State College. She later received her master's degree at Southwest Baptist University.
She and John Blevins were married for 55 years. He survives of the home.  They had two daughters, Aleta and Sharon.
Jewell was a member of the Asbury Baptist Church where she was the church pianist and a Sunday school teacher for many years. She enjoyed sewing, painting, cooking, gardening, birdwatching and being with her grandchildren.
Survivors include daughter Aleta Greathouse, husband Phil, and granddaughters, Emma and Tessa, of Joplin; daughter Sharon Gloyer, husband Phil, and grandsons, Pierce and Jackson, of Joplin; sisters, Opal Frownfelter and Robert, of Airport Drive, Olivene Nichols, of Carl Junction, and Garnett Richey, of Webb City; sister-in-law, Frances Dodd, of Asbury.
The family will receive friends on Friday, Jan. 19, between 6 and 7 p.m. at Simpson Funeral Home, in Carl Junction. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, at Simpson Funeral Home, in Carl Junction, with burial to follow at the Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery, in Joplin.
Please visit www.simpsonfh.com for online condolences.
Arrangements under the direction of Simpson Funeral Home in Carl Junction.
Published on January 20, 2018
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