Jewel Risner Wilkins, 80, died Thursday, May 18, 2017, after a long illness. Jewel was born in Carey, Ohio on May 28, 1936, and married Elmer Wilkins on July 1, 1962, in Dallas, Texas. Upon settling in Grove, Oklahoma in 1979, she worked for Grove Public Schools and in the banking industry. She is survived by her husband, daughter and son-in-law, Phil, and Julie Horton of McAlester; son and daughter-in-law, Rodney, and Mandy Wilkins of Kearney, Missouri., seven grandchildren, and two great-grandsons. A come and go Memorial Celebration will be held at the Horton residence in McAlester on Saturday, June 3, 2017 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Published on May 25, 2017