CLINTON — Shirley A. Jewell, age 71, of Clinton, died Sunday, May 10, 2009, at the Eagle Point Nursing Home in Clinton.

Funeral services will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 14th, at the Pape Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be at a later time at Clinton Lawn Cemetery.

Shirley was born Sept 13, 1937, in Davenport, IA, to Harry and Wanda Higgins. She was raised by her stepdad, Claude Owen. Shirley attended Mount St. Clare Academy. She had been employed with Pinkerton Security and later on the Mississippi Belle II.

Shirley’s passion in life was teaching newcomers of The Urantia Foundation and its Teaching Mission. She enjoyed crafts and playing Bingo. But the love of her life was her granddaughter, Sasha.

Surviving is her devoted daugher, Carolyn Higgins; son, Tim Jewell; loving granddaughter, Sasha Higgins; three brothers and families; cousins, many friends; and her Aunt Tudy.

She was preceded in death by her parents and eight brothers.

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Death date: May 10, 2009

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