Jewell W. Hartzell, 79, of Coffeyville, Kansas went to be with the Lord on Monday, July 27, 2020. He passed away peacefully at his home.
Jewell was born on October 30, 1940 in Enid, Oklahoma to Carl and Laura (Frazee) Hartzell. When he was young his family moved to a farm near Tyro, Kansas where he attended Tyro elementary school he then went Field Kindley High School in Coffeyville where he graduated in 1959. Jewell furthered his education in Kansas City where he went to GM Training Center. He became an accomplished mechanic.
On January 11, 1970 he was united in marriage to Vicki Strickland in Havana, Kansas. The couple made their home in Coffeyville, Kansas. Jewell worked for several years at Wheeler Chevrolet in Caney and worked 25 years for Perl Chevrolet in Coffeyville. He then spent 25 years as an instructor at the Coffeyville Vo-Tech. This allowed him to pass along great wisdom and help others establish their career in life as well.
Jewell was a member of Holy Name Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus Council #991, Joyce Kilmer Assembly 4th Degree Knights of Columbus Council #0281, serving two terms as Grand Knight. He was also a member of the V.F.W. Post #1022 Auxiliary, and Coffee Grinders Car Club. Jewell enjoyed fishing, hunting and was an airplane enthusiast. Most of all he loved the time he spent surrounded by his family and friends.
Jewell is survived by his loving wife, Vicki Hartzell of the home. Sons, Jason Hartzell and wife, Amy of Coffeyville, Kanas, Josh Hartzell of Kansas City, Missouri; two grandchildren, David and Juliana Hartzell; special newphew Allen Strickland and wife, Dawn of Grove, Oklahoma; brother, David Hartzell of Coffeyville, Kansas; half-sister, Carla Andres of Independence, Kansas. He was preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Laura Hartzell and one brother, Forrest Hartzell.
A Rosary Vigil Service will be at 7:00 p.m., Thursday, July 30th at Holy Name Catholic Church in Coffeyville.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 a.m. Friday, July 31st at Holy Name Catholic Church with Father Daniel Lorimer officiating.
Following the service cremation will take place and inurnment will take place in Calvary Cemetery in Coffeyville.
Friends may call on Thursday, from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville.
The family suggest memorials to Holy Name Catholic Church or Holy Name Catholic School; contributions may be left with the funeral home or mailed in care of David W. Barnes Funeral Home, 306 North Cline Road, Coffeyville, KS 67337.
David W. Barnes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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