Murphy-Parks  Funeral  Home
January, 2011
            Vada Jewell, 83, of Shelbyville died Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011, at Major Hospital.
            Born April 21, 1927, in Shelbyville, she was the daughter of  Roland H. and Ada (Sullivan) Weaver.  She married  William “Chet” Jewell on June 10, 1945, and he preceded her in death on Oct. 13, 1997.
            Survivors include daughters,  Vada D. (Dennis) Leong of Middleton, Wis., and  Betty (William) Donica of Shelbyville; son, Tony A. (Dora Goss) Jewell of Charleston, S.C.; sister, Mary (Gary) Erickson of Shelbyville; brother, the Rev. Roland Harvey (Sharon) Weaver Jr. of Shelbyville; brother-in-law, Bud Craig of Shelbyville; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
            She also was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Rodney Jewell; a sister, Ada Craig; and special friend, Leonard DeBaun.
            Mrs. Jewell was a housewife.
            She was a member of the Grace Wesleyan Church.
            Mrs. Jewell enjoyed family, cooking and music and had placed her life in God’s hands many years ago.
            Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today at Murphy-Parks Funeral Service, 703 S. Harrison St.
            Funeral services will be at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home, with the Revs. Jeff Allen and Harvey Weaver officiating.
            Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery.
            Memorial contributions can be made to the Grace Wesleyan Church, 56 E. Franklin St., Shelbyville IN 46176.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Indianapolis  Star
April 16, 1915
          SHELBYVILLE -- Mrs. Ralph Jewell, 22 years old, is dead of pneumonia at Fairland.  Her husband, daughter, parents, three sisters and two brothers survive.
Contributed by Virginia Latta Curulla

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