Jewell Dean (Alumbaugh) Reade, 75, of Odessa, Missouri, passed away on Thursday, November 2, 2023, at NorthCare Hospice House, in North Kansas City, MO surrounded by family.
Per Jewells wishes, cremation with a family hosted Celebration of Life to be held at a later date. Memorials are suggested to the American Diabetes Association or Friends of the Friendless, memorials may be mailed to the funeral home. Memories of Jewell and condolences for her family may be left at www.LedfordFamilyFH.com or on our Facebook Page. Arrangements have been entrusted to Ralph O. Jones Funeral Home, 306 S. 2nd St., Odessa, MO, 64076, 816-633-5524.
Jewell was born on April 28, 1948, to Charles L. and Martha Mae (Hankins) Alumbaugh in Wellington, Missouri. She worked many years in the health care industry, Jewell worked at Lafayette Regional Health Center in Housekeeping and for Lafayette Manor as a CNA. She was Baptist by faith. Jewell enjoyed gardening and her flowers. In addition to spending time with family, Jewell enjoyed socializing with friends.
Jewell is survived by five children, Sherry Lee Dilday of Lexington, MO, Sandra Elaine Huffman (Mark) of Wellington, MO, Joanna Lynn Mallot (Charles) of Wellington, Theresa Ann O’Dell (Randy Hoover) of Bates City, MO, and Benjamin Roy Reade, Jr. (Rona) of Lexington, MO; 19 grandchildren, Jeremy, Jason, Shana, Mark, Tanner, Casi, Justin, Shelby, Breanna, Douglas, Sydni, Matthew, Benjamin, Robert, Ashley, Jacob, Dayton, Dillon, and Haley; numerous great-grandchildren; two sisters, Donna Kay Wood of Buckner, MO and Patty Ann Sawyer (Jimmy) of Oak Grove, MO; two brothers, Ross Alumbaugh (Becky) of Higginsville, MO and Max Lynn Alumbaugh of Oak Grove, MO; and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
In addition to her parents, Jewell was preceded in death by a daughter, Geanette Faye Reade; a granddaughter, Megan Huffman; a sister, Billy Jo Goodwin; and three brothers, Charles Alumbaugh, Jr., Ivan Wayne Alumbaugh, and Larry Ray Alumbaugh; and a son-in-law, Johnnie Robert O’Dell.