Bartel, Dora Jewell
Dora Jewell Bartel of Sullivan, Missouri passed away Tuesday, January 1, 2008 at the age of 82 years.
Jewell was born December 25, 1925 at Fletcher, Missouri to John Walter and Josie (Hines) Cross. On August 25, 1942 she was united in marriage to Lee C. Briggs and to this union two daughters were born. This marriage ended in the death of Lee on December 18, 1967. In 1972, she was married to William H. Bartel and together spent many hours camping and traveling to Florida and Texas and various Missouri campgrounds. Mr. Bartel preceded Jewell in death in April of 2001. She remained very active at Meramec Valley Baptist Church and enjoyed quilting, embroidery work, knitting and tending her flower garden.
She is survived by 5 grandchildren; Shellie Camp, Carma Smith, Jason Slezak, Alex Pennock and Rob Bartel; 5 great-grandchildren; Jesse and Josh Camp, Wyatt Smith, Lacie and Hannah Slezak; a former son-in-law; Joe Pennock, whom she loved as her own; other relatives and friends.
Along with her parents and two former husbands, Jewell was preceded in death by her daughters, Carolyn Pennock and Kathy Matlock.
Funeral services were conducted 11:00 a.m., Saturday, January 5, 2008 from Meramec Valley Baptist Church with Pastors Richard & Erik Williams officiating. Interment was in Oddfellows Memorial Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were under the care of the Eaton Funeral Home, Sullivan, Missouri.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Meramec Valley Baptist Church.
11:00 a.m., Saturday, January 5, 2008 from Meramec Valley Baptist Church
Oddfellows Memorial Cemetery
Meramec Valley Baptist Church
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