Mount Vernon News

Mount Vernon News
June 23, 2012 5:28 am EDT


SAN DIMAS, Calif. — Hannelore Erlanger Jewell, 84, formerly of Mount Vernon, passed away Monday, June 18, 2012, in San Dimas, Calif., after a long illness.

She was born July 12, 1927, in Mainz, Germany, to Lothar and Minna Erlanger. She arrived in the United States on Nov. 11, 1938, with her parents and siblings. She graduated from the Mount Vernon High School with the class of 1946.

A former longtime resident of Mount Vernon, she moved to California in 1974, with her husband, Harold Jewell. While living in Mount Vernon, she was an award-winning Tupperware saleswoman. She enjoyed her life in California, and was active in her community. In her later years, she was an ambassador for the assistant living center she called home, helping new residents adjust to their surroundings.

Hannelore Jewell is survived by her daughters, Kathy “Kate” Jewell of East Sound, Wash., and Connie Jewell (Ed) DeMarco of Sarasota, Fla.; grandchildren, Jewell DeMarco of Sarasota, Fla., and Joseph DeMarco of Haleiwa, Hawaii; sisters, Margo Waddell of Mount Vernon and Essie Tarbis of Fairlawn; a brother, Ed (Evelyn) Erlanger of Columbus; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Jewell; her parents; her brother, Fred Erlanger; a niece and a grandnephew.

Services will be held at the First Baptist Church of Claremont, Calif., with interment in Riverside National Cemetery at Riverside, Calif.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to one’s local pet shelter or to a favorite charity.

Submitted by Margo Waddell.

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