GREENVILLE - Jewel F. Fitzwater, age 86, of Greenville, Ohio, was called home to be with the Lord on Sept. 9, 2013, at 1:15 a.m.
She was born on Jan. 17, 1927, in LeCompte, La., and is the daughter of the late Benjamin W. Young and Alice (Austin) Young. She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Howard Cecil Fitzwater and also by three grandchildren, Howard E. Fitzwater Jr. of Texas, Brian J. Wick of Dayton, Ohio, and Joshua Aaron Fitzwater of Springfield, Mo.
She was member of the First Assembly of God Church of Greenville. During her career she was a bookkeeper for companies in Texas and in Ohio. Her most rewarding time was when she was able to spend her time as a stay-at-home mother raising family in Vidor, Texas, and also in Greenville, where she helped manage the family dairy farm.
Jewel is survived by her daughter, Mary Hutcheson and husband Thomas of Kettering, Ohio, and four sons, Larry G. Fitzwater with wife Beverly of Greenville, Ronald W. Fitzwater and wife Caroline of Pearland, Texas. Lorren W. Fitzwater with wife Patricia of Alverado, Texas, and Howard E. Fitzwater Sr. of Vidor, Texas. She is also survived by nine grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by two brothers, Richard Young and wife Madge of Harrisonburg, Va., and Dennis Young and wife Mary Ann of Jacksonville, Fla., as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio, with the Rev. Lowell Miller officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenville Cemetery.
The family will receive friends on Thursday from 1 p.m. until time of the services in the funeral home. It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to the Darke County Cancer Association. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com