Jewell Faye Durst, 87, Nevada, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 16. 2007 at Christian Healthcare in Nevada. She was born on Nov. 7, 1920, in Howell County, Mo., to Floyd W. Smith and Inez M. Jones Smith.
Jewell attended Franklin Grade School and graduated from Nevada High School, in 1938. She was a former Deputy Recorder of Vernon County in the early 1940s. She was employed at Chicago Title and Trust Company, Chicago, Ill., from 1947 to 1983. At the time of her retirement in 1983 she was a paralegal in the corporate law department. Jewell Faye Durst was a member of the United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Women and a previous member of the Nevada Regional Medical Center Auxiliary.
Jewell is survived by several nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews and greatgreat-nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers, Russell W. Smith., Estel G. Smith, Cecil D. Smith, and infant Wendell Smith; one sister Cleo Barrett, and one nephew Gary Smith.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, Jan. 14, at Moore Cemetery in Nevada, with the Rev. Ralph Clark officiating.
Memorials may be given in her memory to the United Methodist Church, Nevada, in care of Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada.