Jewell Genevieve Sever, daughter of the late Benjamin and Elizabeth Saville Hicken, was born on Oct. 21, 1921, in Huntsville, Mo.and died on Dec. 28, 2011, at the Frene Valley Health Center Nursing Home in Hermann, Mo. at the age of 90.
Jewell was preceded in death by three brothers, two sisters, her husband, Dr. Benjamin Sever, who was a beloved family practitioner in Dexter until his passing in 1968, and by her son, Dr. Mark Sever, Chief Of Staff of the Missouri Delta Medical Center's emergency room in Sikeston until his passing in 1993.
Jewell is survived by her sister, Helen, and by her daughter, Mary Kolbe, of Hermann, Mo. She is also survived by nine grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation will take place at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter from noon until 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 30, 2011.
Gravesides services will follow in the Dexter Cemetery.