April 11, 1940-January 18, 2018
Mrs. Jewell Elzina Blevins, age 77, of Asbury, MO passed away Thursday, January 18, 2018, at the Communities of Wildwood Ranch. Mrs. Blevins was born April 11, 1940, in Delavan, Kansas 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, and 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, bird watching 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, January 19, 2018, between 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. at the Simpson Funeral Home in Carl Junction. Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, January 20, 2018, at the Simpson Funeral Home in Carl Junction, with burial to follow at the Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery in Joplin. Arrangements under the direction of Simpson Funeral Home in Carl Junction.