Carol L. (Gonnerman) Jewell, 84, passed away August 27, 2019

Carol L. (Gonnerman) Jewell, 84, of St. Joseph, passed away Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at Pine Ridge Rehabilitation in Stevensville.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday August 31, 2019 at First Baptist Church, 902 Broad Street, St. Joseph, with Pastor Marlo Fritzke officiating. Friends may visit with the family on Saturday August 31, 2019, from 10:00 A.M. until time of service at the church. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of St. Joseph. Those wishing to sign Carol’s Memory Book online may do so at

Carol was born January 11, 1935 in Dekalb, Illinois to Arthur and Florence (Pearson) Gonnerman. She graduated at the top of her class from St. Joseph High School and received her Associate’s degree in accounting from Lake Michigan College. On October 2, 1999, she married Allen Jewell at First Baptist Church in St Joseph. Carol worked as an accounting professional at Skidmore Corporation for 37 years, Southwest Medical Clinic for 12 years and as a dispatcher for the Berrien County Sherriff Department. She loved to travel the world and never met a food she would not try. She enjoyed crocheting and knitting. Carol was passionate about giving of her time and resources to the church for many programs and church families. She was a mighty force, full of life and adventure!

Carol is survived by her husband Allen Jewell of St. Joseph; Step children, Carol (Tom) Allen of St. Joseph, Brian (Patricia) Jewell of St. Joseph, Melody Jewell-Schramm of St. Joseph; Grandchildren, Keith (Suzi), Dawn (Lee), Amy (Chad), Lisa (Grant), Matt (Morgan), Nicholas and Danielle; God Child Alicia; 12 Great Grandchildren; 2 Great-Great Grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Carol was preceded by her parents and her brother. 

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