Jack Jewell

Memorial Services for Jack F. Jewell, 92, of Lawrence, KS will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, November 7, 2011 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence.  Graveside Inurnment will be at 2:30 p.m. on Monday, November 7, 2011 at Ft. Leavenworth National Cemetery, Leavenworth, KS with full military honors.  He died on Wednesday, November 2, 2011 at 11:45 p.m. at Midland Hospice House in Topeka, KS.

Jack was born on October 5, 1919, in Ottawa, KS the son of Heman E. and Norma Kathrens Jewell.

He received B.A. & B.S. degrees from the University of Kansas and graduated from the Command and General Staff College at Ft. Leavenworth.

He retired with the rank of Colonel from the U.S. Army in 1972 after 31 years of service.  During World War II, he was a member of the 9th Infantry Division and participated in the Hurtgen Forest campaign and the Battle of the Bulge.  He also crossed the Remagen Bridge, on the Rhine River, shortly before it collapsed.

He later served during the Korean War, from 1950 to 1951.  Other duty stations included Japan and West Germany.
His military awards include the Combat Infantry Badge, Silver Star, Bronze Star, Legion of Merit, Belgium Fourragere, and other awards and commendations.

After retiring from the Army, he worked as a civilian in Taif, Saudi Arabia as a school adviser for three years and then worked for Saudi Arabian Airlines in Kansas City as a cross-cultural coordinator and recruiter for seven years.

He was a member of the Acacia Masonic Lodge #9 and was a Mason for over 62 years.  He was also a member of the Scottish Rite Bodies for over 62 years.  He was a lifetime member of both the American Legion and the VFW.

Jack married Marion Jane Palmer on May 25, 1946 in Dallas, Texas.  She survives of the home.

Other survivors include a sister, Kathryn Cott, Mulvane, KS; two daughters, Norma Kathryn Schilmoeller, Orono, ME, Glee Ann Garlie, Ft. Collins, CO; three sons, William, Lawrence, James, Lawrence, and Glenn, Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands; and eight grandchildren, Matthew, Brian, Kitley, Kelly, Jake, Shannon, Zoe, and Hunter.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, John Frederick; one brother, Harold Jewell; two sisters, Glee Kinney and Vivion Jewell.

The family will greet friends an hour prior to the service on Monday at the mortuary.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Jack’s name to Dorsey-Liberty Post #14, American Legion, Lawrence or the Kansas Masonic home and sent in care of the mortuary.

15 Condolences

  1. Marty Olson on November 4, 2011 at 7:44 am

    My sincere condolences to the Jewell family. My thoughts are with you at this time.

    Marty Olson

  2. Brenda Kappelman and sons on November 4, 2011 at 9:37 am

    We are so sorry to hear of Jack’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

  3. Matt schilmoeller on November 4, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    grandpa jack i will always remember all the memories we had miss you and love you

  4. Cathy Koyanagi on November 4, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    Dear Glee and family,
    I am sad to hear of the passing of your father. You always spoke of the affection you had for him and it was clear that he set down strong foundations for you. You will be forever blessed with the constant memories that gently flow in our minds of loved ones. Reflect on these as they provide a warm feeling of love with you do.
    I am sorry about your loss of a father, role model, and friend.

    Cathy Koyanagi and family

  5. Khalid F. Al-Nafjan on November 5, 2011 at 3:36 pm

    Although no words can really help to ease the loss me and my family bear, just know that you are and always will be very close in every thought and prayer.

  6. Krista Nero on November 5, 2011 at 6:40 pm

    Dear Glee and Family,
    I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your dad. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Love, Krista Nero

  7. Darcy Goering Croghan on November 5, 2011 at 7:19 pm

    Glee, I am so sorry to hear about your dad. What a wonderful man. He served our country well. I am impressed and thankful for his service and that he had a part in creating you. Sincerely, Darcy Croghan

  8. Julie Harmon on November 7, 2011 at 10:08 am

    Dearest Jewell Family,
    My heart goes out to you at your loss. Jack/Dad has such a strong spirit, it will always be with us.
    Hugs to you all,
    Love,Julie Harmon

  9. Vlad and Nataliya Inman on November 7, 2011 at 1:33 pm

    Dear Glee,
    We are so sorry for your lost.
    May God to take care of your Father’s soul and let it rest in peace.
    Our condolences to you and to your Family,
    love and miss you, Vlad and Nataliya Inman.

  10. Richard Pease on November 7, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    Glee, our condolences to you and your family. Your father sounded like a good man.

  11. Amy and Jessa VanValkenburg on November 8, 2011 at 9:03 am

    We love you and miss you very much! We are very sorry for your loss and will be praying for you and your family.

  12. KU Swimming on November 8, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    Our sincere condolences to the Jewell Family. We are so thankful for the generosity Jack showed our program and the oppportunity for Shannon to speak at his service. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless.

  13. Debbie Brown on November 11, 2011 at 1:38 pm

    Kathy, Gary, Matt and Brian, my condolences on the loss of your father/grandfather. My heart goes out to you and all the rest his family members and friends.

  14. Anette Ruppel Rodrigues on November 15, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    Dear Kathy,
    It is never easy to experience the death of someone close to us. But reading your father’s obituary, I marveled at the varied experiences he had in his life. How he succeeded in so many different ways. I did not realize what an adventurous spirit he had been. No wonder his own children can be found in different parts of the country and often of the world – physically or culturally.
    Kathy, mein herzliches Beileid dir und deiner ganzen Familie,

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