Jewell was born Feb. 2, 1911 in Houston, Mo., to Delilah Haney Cole and Estrel Cole. She was the middle child of nine children. She had four brothers and four sisters.
Jewell married Vernon Adey on June 23, 1933 in Houston, Mo. To this union, three children were born; daughter, Maxine, and sons, Emmett and Lynn. In October 1956, Vernon died from a heart attack.
Jewell was married to Oscar Farmer on Jan. 2, 1962. Oscar died in August 1987.
Jewell was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Vernon Adey and Oscar Farmer; son, Emmett Adey; grandson, Timothy Adey; son-in-law, George Wambeke; brothers, Johnie, James, Everett and Cecil; and sisters, Myrtle, Mamie and Edna.
Jewell is survived by her daughter, J. Maxine Wambeke of Lovell; son, Lynn (Lois) Adey of Lovell; sister, Blanch Ross of Houston, Mo.; grandchildren, Georgette (Nick) Lewis, Gary Wambeke, Vernon (Mary) Adey, Keela (Bob) Mangus, Travis (Tammy) Adey; 18 great-grandchildren and 21 great-great grandchildren; stepson, Jim (Mary) Farmer and family; step-daughter, Bette (Lawrence) Sand and family; brother-in-law, Willard (Laura) Adey; sister-in-law, Beulah (Joye) Flowers; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Oct. 26 at Haskell Funeral Home in Lovell. Interment was in the Lovell Cemetery.