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Elda “Jewell” Patterson

Elda “Jewell” Patterson, age 82, of Washburn, Missouri, passed away Saturday, January 25, 2020 at Circle of Life Hospice in Bentonville, Arkansas.


Jewell Patterson

She was born December 6, 1937 in Okmulgee, Oklahoma the daughter of Mark and Lula Mae (Craig) McElhannon. On September 21, 1958 she was united in marriage to Preston Patterson, who survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Joyce Shrum and her husband Lynn of Washburn, Missouri and Donna Lambert and her husband John of Winter Springs, Florida; one son, Allen Patterson and his wife Debi of Bella Vista, Arkansas; one sister, Mary Reagan of Phoenix, Arizona; eleven grandchildren, Franchesca Schibi and Joe Epling, Beth Stouder and husband Luke, Benjamin Lambert and fiancé Joe Nguyen, Jason Shrum and friend AJ Busey, Allen Hensley and wife Ashley, Kellie Arrasmith and husband Brett, Phillip Lambert and fiancé Alejandro Osorio, Timothy Lambert and husband MacLaren, Caleb Lambert and wife Baileigh, Heather Feierabend and husband Alex and Aaron Lambert and seventeen great grandchildren.


Preceding her in death were her parents; one daughter, Louise DeWitt; two grandsons, James and Mark DeWitt; one great granddaughter, Jayci Shrum; six brothers and two sisters.

Jewell grew up and received her education in Oklahoma and then attended beauty school. For eight years she resided in Hobbs, New Mexico and in 1973 moved to Missouri to make her home. Some of her favorite pastimes were camping, fishing, canning, sewing and she loved wildlife.


Services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at Roller Baptist Church in Washburn, Missouri, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home in Cassville, Missouri. Pastor Lawrence Shuey will conduct the services. Burial will be at Roller Cemetery in Washburn.


The family will receive friends from 5:00 until 7:00 P.M. Monday at Fohn Funeral Home in Cassville.


Visit www.fohnfuneralhome.com for online obituaries, guestbook and private condolences

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