Jewell Johnson Balsiger


   Jewell M. Johnson Balsiger, 92, of Ashland, died peacefully Saturday evening, October 10, 2020 at Trinity Station Retirement Community.

   She was born February 2, 1928, in Greenup County, Kentucky, a daughter of the late Banner and Gertrude Tackett Johnson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband of 64 years, David Balsiger in 2014; five brothers, Bennie, Allen, Leroy, Arnold and Paul Johnson; and three sisters Mary Lou Snyder, Geneva Babcock and Opal Oliver.

   Jewell was a member of First United Methodist Church. She was a retired bookkeeper and dedicated homemaker. She and her husband enjoyed Square dancing and card clubs.

   Those left to cherish her memory include a host of loving nieces, nephews, extended family members and dear friends.

   A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, October 19, 2020 at Bellefonte Memorial Gardens with Rev. Jeff Bramel officiating.

   In lieu of flowers, contributions in Jewell’s memory may be made to First United Methodist Church, 1811 Carter Avenue, Ashland, KY, 41101 or to Community Hospice, 1480 Carter Avenue, Ashland, KY, 41101.

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