Betty Jewell


Betty J. Jewell, 79, of Columbus, died peacefully at home, surrounded by her family, at 11 a.m. Monday, May 2, 2016.

Betty was born Oct. 1, 1936, in North Vernon, Indiana, to the late Walter and Margaret Day Arney.

She married James E. Jewell July 24, 1954. He preceded her in death July 8, 1998.

Survivors include her two daughters, Becky (Chester) Harper of Edmonton, Kentucky, and Debbie Newsom of Columbus; grandchildren, James (Jessica) Jewell of Columbus, Matthew (Jordan) Jessie of Columbus, Dennis (Alisha) Rowe of Edmonton, Kentucky, and Erica (Josh) Harmon of Columbus; 16 great-grandchildren; one brother, John (Shirley) Arney of Brown County, Indiana; four sisters, Dorothy Wise of Columbus, Helen (Russell) Bair of Pheonix, Arizona, Treasa Arney of Columbus and Janice (Pat) Everoad of Hope, Indiana; and many nieces and nephews.

The funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday at Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home on Washington Street with the Rev. Larry Fields officiating. Visitation will be from 4 until 7 p.m. Thursday and from noon until the time of service Friday. Burial will be at Garland Brook Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana.

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Betty was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a son, James H. Jewell; and granddaughter, Whitney A. Jessie.