Jewell Marie Kellner

 
Jewell M. Kellner, age 91, of Lincoln, Missouri, passed away Saturday, July 7, 2018 at the Lincoln Community Care Center.  Jewell was born on October 7, 1926 in Fairfied, Missouri, the eldest daughter of Henry E & Martha McMillin. She was one of 14 brothers & sisters:  JimEd, Geneva, Jesse, Jack, Bill, Bud, Nancy, Pansy, Junior, Peggy, Della, Cindy & Grace.
Jewell married Jim Kellner on December 25th, 1945 at the age of 19. They had five children together:  Linda, Sonny, Laura, Susan & Rebecca.
Jim & Jewell moved from Warsaw to California in 1954. They lived in Orick, Pacificia & Vallejo for the next 30 plus years before returning to Warsaw in 1986.
Jim preceded Jewell in death on January 27th, 1990.
Jewell was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church. She was a good Christian who believed in the power of our lord and the power of family. She helped any family or friend who may have needed a helping hand. Our home was opened many times for people who were struggling in life.
She donated her time to the senior citizen’s hall where we all know her famous quote “There is always someone worse off than you; a friendly smile goes a long way”.
Jewell was a member of Eastern Star, both Vallejo lodge & Warsaw lodge where she was worthy matron. Jewell was an excellent seamstress from quilts to ball gowns. She also donated many years to making hospital gowns for the Shriners Children’s Hospital in San Francisco.
Alzheimer’s is a terrible thing to get for such a brilliant woman. Jewell leaves behind a large family who has missed their mother & grandmother.
Children:  Linda & Ray Cox – Klamath Falls, Oregon, Sonny & Sheila Kellner – Warsaw, Missouri, Laura & Scott Bianchini – Anderson, California,    Susan Kellner – Cottonwood, California, and Rebecca & Jonathan Anderson – Yuma, Arizona.
Grandchildren: Mike & Felicia Cox, Jason & Patrick Finn-Cox, Amy Kellner, Jesse & Eryn Kellner, Jewell & Mike Garrett, Andrew & Lori Favilla, Amber & Jeff Brock, Nathan, Corbin, Isabella & Terrance Anderson plus great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.
We wish you an easy flight home mom.
Love,
Your Children

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