Jewel Marie Scholl was born in Advance, Missouri, on September 20, 1931, to Ora Albert “Jack” and Helen Marie (Beasley) Brinkley. She was transferred at the Lord's request to the Church Triumphant on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at the age of 89 years and 5 months.
Mrs. Scholl grew up in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, graduating from Cape Central High School. On February 28, 1948, she was united in Holy Matrimony with Gerald Joseph Scholl at Osceola, Arkansas.
Mrs. Scholl was baptized and confirmed in 1951 at the Trinity Lutheran Church at Cape Girardeau by the Rev. F.H. Melzer.
Her family moved to Poplar Bluff in 1963 when her husband became manager of the Falstaff warehouse owned by Locke Distributing. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church (Missouri Synod) in Poplar Bluff. She worked in the office of the Porter-Dewitt Ready Mix Company for many years and volunteered for the AMVETS Ladies’ Auxiliary, VA Hospital, and UCAN.
Mrs. Scholl is survived by two children, Martha Marie (Scholl) Richmond and Joseph Alan Scholl, both of Poplar Bluff; son-in-law Roger Richmond of Poplar Bluff; three grandsons, Timothy Christian Schenks of Poplar Bluff, Terry Michael Schenks of Springfield, Missouri, and Joseph Edgar Richmond of Minot, North Dakota; and three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a son, Jason Wayne Scholl; and a brother, Thomas Jefferson Brinkley of Cape Girardeau.
Her body will be laid to rest in the City Cemetery at Poplar Bluff, Missouri. Funeral arrangements to be officiated by the Rev. Justin Sponaugle have been postponed due to Covid-19 and the severe weather. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the United Cancer Assistance Network of Poplar Bluff (UCAN), or to the general operating fund of Zion Lutheran Church of Poplar Bluff at 450 North Main.
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