Jewel C. Blansfield
April 10, 1948 - July 3, 2019
Jewel C. Blansfield, age 71, of Port Penn, DE, passed away quietly, with her daughter beside her holding her hand, on Wednesday, July 3, 2019, at Christiana Hospital.
Jewel was born on April 10, 1948 and lived her entire life in Port Penn. She was a daughter of the late James J. and Doris B. (Dyer) Blansfield. Jewel worked for the U.S. Postal Service for many years before retiring, then worked part-time for the U.S. Postal Service as a Postmaster Relief.
Jewel was very active in the First Presbyterian Church of Port Penn, as well as other churches in her area. She not only played the organ at her home church for over 50 years, she also played for other churches’ services, weddings, and funerals. Jewel planned, organized, and ran the vacation bible school each year at Port Penn First Presbyterian Church. She planned, organized, and ran luncheons, brunches, bingo socials, childrens events, and more at church. Jewel helped with bake sales and Easter egg sales and she helped with the Sunday school for many years, too.
Jewel was a Girl Scout as a child and later a Girl Scout Leader for over 25 years for multiple troops.She was a board member on Hickory Grove Cemetery Committee for numerous years. Jewel helped at a few area homeless shelters and missions by collecting needed food and clothing items, supplying backpacks and school supplies, and even preparing and serving food. She planned, organized, and led Christmas Caroling through the Village of Port Penn and at Cadia Healthcare Broadmeadow Rehab/Nursing Home for many Christmases both with the church and with her Girl Scout troops.
Jewel enjoyed baking and even baked and decorated cakes for weddings, showers, birthdays, and more. She also, enjoyed sewing, especially making her daughter’s and grandchildrens’ Halloween costumes. Jewel enjoyed spending time with her family and was always a very active participant in her daughter’s and grandchildrens’ lives. She made a point to make it to as many recitals, tournaments, plays, ceremonies, meets, games, trips, birthdays, holiday dinners, parties, and even practices as she could. She loved spending time with her grandchildren. In her spare time, Jewel enjoyed crossword and sudoku puzzles, video games, reading, art, listening to and playing music, and crafts. Jewel loved helping others and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her!
She is survived by her daughter, Angela Kuchera (Russ) of Bear; sisters, Doris LeClair (Barry) of Keene, NH and Karen Beavers (Robert) of Townsend; grandchildren, Adrian Kuchera, Katarina Kuchera and Kaileigh Kuchera, all of Bear; niece, Amy (Bobby) Reville of Northfield, OH; nephews, Timothy (Kirstin) LeClair of Gilbert, AZ and Zachariah (Alyssa) Beavers of McKinney, TX; great nephews and nieces, Mason, Madisyn, Julie, and Cameron.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 1:00 pm until 2:00 pm on Saturday, July 13, 2019, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 275 East Main Street, Middletown, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 2:00pm.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Jewel’s name to Deep Roots at Clairvaux Farm, P.O. Box 113, Earleville, MD 21919.