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Jewel M. Luckett


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Jewel M. Luckett Obituary
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Jewel M.  active Member American Association of University Women Northville/Novi Branch, Michigan Quester, and Northville Women's Club; avid reader; women's advocate; political enthusiast; and long-time Northville Resident, passed away in her home, surrounded by family Saturday, September 9 at the age of 91.

Born Jewel Marie Mach, January 2, 1926, Detroit, Michigan; Jewel was a strong supporter of equality and education. During World War II, Jewel aided her country as a "dimpler" at the Willow Run Plant in Ypsilanti, briefly working the factory floor during B-24 Liberator Bomber production. Navigating the life of a WWII wife, while her late husband finished service in the Air Force, Jewel went on to earn degrees from Wayne State University and the University of Michigan. With a Master's Degree in Zoology, Jewel taught in the Detroit Public School system for several years before leaving a career in teaching to take up the career of mother.

Preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Edward Luckett, DDS; Jewell is survived by six children: Debbie Slattery; Ralph William Luckett, DDS; John Luckett; Steven Luckett; Michael Luckett; Jane Lederman; sixteen grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation will take place on Friday, September 15 from 2pm-8pm. The funeral service will take place on Saturday, September 16 at 3pm at Casterline Funeral Home, 122 West Dunlap, Northville. Jewel will be laid to rest at Rural Hill Cemetery, Northville, in a private burial on Monday, September 18th. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to the Mercy Education Project. Please share condolences at casterlinefuneralhome.com

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Published in Hometown Weekly Newspapers on Sept. 14, 2017
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