|Birth: ||Jul. 11, 1912|
|Death: ||Feb. 1, 2002|
Jewell L. Beel, 89, of Batesville died today, Feb. 1, 2002, at a Batesville hospital.
Born July 11, 1912, in Hickory Valley, she was the daughter of Marion and Ollie Haley Brewer. After graduating from Batesville High School, she attended Arkansas State University and Arkansas College. She taught school at Hickory Valley and was a bookkeeper for Gulf Refining Co., Nu-Way Cleaners and Laundry, Dodge and Plymouth Agency, and the Beel-Brewer Motor Co. She owned Jewell's Dress Shop and was co-founder of Essie's Gift Shop. She was a past president of the Parent-Teacher Association and active in the garden clubs. She was listed in Who's Who in Arkansas in 1974. She was a charter member of the Nazarene Church and later joined the First Presbyterian Church. Her favorite pastime was working on the family tree.
Survivors include two sons, Bobby Beel of Houston and Charles Beel of Winter Springs, Fla.; a daughter, Marylyn Rowlett of Batesville; seven grandchildren, Jana McGuire of Houston, Sharon Ottinger of Coppell, Texas, Todd Beel of Mexico City, Melissa Turner of Ovido, Fla., Bengy Rowlett and Mandi Kelley, both of Batesville, and Chuck Rowlett of Cave City; and 11 great-grandchildren, Megan McGuire of Houston, Josh Stroud, Jacob Stroud and Ashley Stroud, all of Coppell, Rachel Beel, Stephanie Beel and Leah Beel, all of Mexico City, Summer Rowlett of Batesville, Aimee Rowlett of Cave City, Lindsey Turner and Seth Turner, both of Ovido.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Charles H. Beel; two brothers, Noel Brewer and Wayne Brewer; a sister, Mae Brewer; a daughter, Doris Ottinger; and a great-grandson, Jeremy Stroud.
A graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Oaklawn Cemetery in Batesville with Todd Beel officiating. Arrangements are by Roller-Crouch Funeral Home of Batesville.
Visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Sunday.
-Batesville Guard, 31 Jan 2002
William Marion Brewer (1881 - 1972)
Mary Ollie Haley Brewer (1886 - 1962)
Charles H. Beel (1907 - 1974)
Doris Charlene Beel Ottinger (1936 - 1998)*
Marylyn Beel Rowlett (1946 - 2009)*
Noel Brewer (1907 - 1909)*
Jewell L. Brewer Beel (1912 - 2002)
Ellis Wayne Brewer (1915 - 1915)*
GPS (lat/lon): 35.76403, -91.63495
Created by: Timmy McKinney
Record added: Jun 28, 2009
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