Service measured not by GOLD,
                           but by the GOLDEN RULE

Service measured not by GOLD,
          but by the GOLDEN RULE


Sevilla Marie Jewell passed away late Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at Accord Care Community/Brennfield Orrville. She was born on February 16, 1929 to the late Clayton J. and Isabelle Marie Richwine Hodge. She was named after her Aunt Sevilla Richwine. She was a resident at Accord Care Community/Brennfield for the past nine years with declining health from Alzheimer’s.
She married James (Jimmy) E. Jewell on May 21, 1950 and they were married 54 years before his death in 2004. They met while Sevilla was a waitress at Wooster Farm Dairies Restaurant on Cleveland Road.
She worked for 22 years at the Wooster Howard’s Johnson/Planks Restaurant. In later years, Mom and I were eating out and had meals paid by persons who remembered her as their waitress while eating with their parents. They recognized her because of her beautiful white hair.
Sevilla was well known for her homemade Angel Food Cakes for church functions, friends and family.
Mom loved and enjoyed babysitting her grandchildren and going to their school events. She played euchre at Brennfield for many years with a family who became her second family on the weekends.
While growing up on her parent’s farm she was a member of The East Union Cheerful Workers 4-H Club. Sevilla graduated from Apple Creek High School in 1948. She was a member of East Union Lutheran Church and the Women’s Circle.
She is survived by children Jim (Becky) of Orrville, Judy (Kurt) Woodruff of Wooster, Nancy (Paul) Hiner of Dundee. Grandchildren Jodi (Rob) Owsiany of Canal Fulton, Julie (Bruce) Hurst of Hendersonville, TN, Stephanie Jewell of Orrville, Carolyn (Jacob) Karl of Toledo and Sarah Hiner (Michael Ellerbrock) of Holland,Ohio. Brother Robert Hodge of Canton. Great-Granddaughters Ashley and Paige Owsiany and Savannah Hurst.
In addition to her parents and husband, she is preceded in death by grandson Christopher Jewell, brothers Ervin, Richard and triplet brothers who died at birth.
Thank you to the former Brennfield staff who cared for Mom during her first seven years and the staff of Ohio ™s Hospice LifeCare.
There will be no calling hours and private family services will be held.   Burial will be in the East Union Cemetery.
McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster is assisting the family.
Contributions can be made to the East Union Cemetery, c/o Kurt Woodruff, 258 Kountz Drive, Wooster, Ohio44691.
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Memorial Contributions
East Union Cemetery, c/o Kurt Woodruff, 258 Kountz Dr., Wooster, OH 44691

Private family services

No calling hours


  1. Aunt Sevilla was a wonderful and loving Aunt. My heart goes out to her family who have loved and cared for her during this most difficult time. She will be missed by family and her many friends.

  2. I loved Aunt Sevilla and her big heart. I worked with her a few years at Plank’s Restaurant. She had so many friends and great customers who loved to see her smiling face everyday. She will be missed. Prayers of healing for the family.

  3. I am a Retired Hospice RN. Much appreciation to you for thanking the Nursing Staff. My your loved one Rest In Eternal Peace

  4. Judy, We were so sorry to see that your Mom had passed away. She will always be with you in your memories…and now she will be watching over you from above, together again with your Dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God bless!

  5. I absolutely enjoyed taking care of her. I’m sad to see her go. I enjoyed listening to her life stories that she would tell me.

  6. My deepest sympathy to the family. What a great neighbor.

  7. Judy, I was sad to hear of your Mom’s passing. I always enjoyed seeing her when I would come to Accord to sing or have Church. She loved the music and you could always tell that she loved the Lord. You are all in my prayers.


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