Obituary: Margaret Noreeta ‘Rita’ Jewell, 82, Elizabethtown

Margaret Noreeta “Rita” Jewell, 82, of Elizabethtown, died Sunday, June 9, 2019, at Sunrise Manor in Hodgenville. She was a native of Breckinridge County and retired after 22 years from Hardin Memorial Hospital as a pharmacy technician. She was a member of Gospel of Grace Baptist Church and a former member of the Hardin County Fair Squares Dancing Club.


She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Lewis Jewell; and her parents, Alfred and Bessie Jane Wheeler Stinnett.

She is survived by one daughter, Sharon Smith Maddox of Durham, N.C.; two sons, Kevin L. Smith of Bardstown and Stephen C. Shook (Teresa) of Elizabethtown; two grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

The funeral is at 11 a.m. Friday, June 14, 2019, at Brown Funeral Home with Bro. Davey Graham officiating. Burial is in Kingswood Cemetery in Breckinridge County.

Visitation is 4-8 p.m. Thursday, June 13, 2019, and after 9 a.m. Friday, June 14, 2019, at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Gospel of Grace Baptist Church.

The Brown Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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