Dateline: January 31, 2008
Rowena Rhodes Stewart, 97, of Amarillo, died Monday, January
Services were held at 10:30 a.m.
on Friday, January 25, 2008, at Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel, 2800
Paramount Blvd. with Jeff Messer and Kent McElroy officiating. Burial was
at 2:30 p.m. at the Citizens Cemetery in Clarendon.
Arrangements were by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors.
Jewell was born on March 29, 1910,
in Delia County to John and Oda Rhodes. She had spent most of her life in
Clarendon before moving to Dumas and later retiring in Amarillo. She was a
homemaker and had baby-sat for many years. She had worked in the nursery
at St. Andrew’s for many years. She was a charter member of St. Luke
Presbyterian Church, where she taught Sunday school for many years. She
was a child care provider for many families.
“Mother Jewell” had nurtured every baby in her sphere, a
universal mother whom no child could ever fear; She gave each baby love
and care and kissed the hurts away, So many children she has loved and
helped along the way. She married Howard Taylor Stewart on February 1,
She was preceded in death by her
parents, her husband, a son, Wesley McBride Stewart, a daughter, Karilyn
Joy Levitt; five sisters, and a great grandson.
She is survived by a daughter,
Marilyn Shillings of Amarillo; two sisters, Johnnie Adamson of
Bakersfield, Ca. and Betty McElroy of Wellington; six grandchildren, Greg
and Dodie Levitt of Amarillo, Laurie and Bryan Hughes of Amarillo, Steve
and Tracie Shillings of Clarendon, Jeff and Tonya Levitt of Arlington,
Brad and Sandie Shillings of Portales, NM, and Mark Shillings of Amarillo;
sister-in-law, Kay Arnold and husband Harry; step grandchildren, Gayle and
Leslie; and thirteen great-grandchildren.
The family suggests memorials be
sent to St. Luke Presbyterian Church, 3001 Bell Avenue, Amarillo, Texas
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