March 3, 1933 ~ April 4, 2020

Born in: Glasgow, KY

Iva Jewell Estes, 87, of Glasgow, passed away Saturday, April 4, 2020 at the NHC Healthcare facility in Glasgow. She was born in Barren County, March 3, 1933, the daughter of the late Cellois Davis and Daisy Mills Elmore. She had worked at KY Pants in Glasgow for several years. Jewell loved gardening in her flower bed and spending time with her grandson, Clinton. She and her daughter Tammie were very active with various fund-raising events for the local Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Chapter. Mrs. Estes was a member of the Tracy United Methodist Church.

Survivors include her daughter, Tammie Neal Underwood of Glasgow; one son, David Estes of Glasgow, grandson, Clinton Neal of Glasgow; half-sister, Tressie Young (Alvin) of Glasgow; several nieces and nephews also survive.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, whom she married in 1948, Alva Franklin Estes; James Elmore, the person she knew as dad; one brother, Charles Davis: two half-brothers, Larry and Leslie Elmore, and a step granddaughter, Lindsey Franklin.

A private service will be 2:00pm Monday, April 6th at the A.F. Crow & Son Funeral Home with burial in the Glasgow Municipal Cemetery.

The funeral celebration for Jewell will be live streamed 2:00pm, April 6, 2020, where family and friends may visit to participate in the celebration.

A.F. Crow & Son is both honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Jewell Estes. Share your message of condolence with the family of Mrs. Estes at

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  1. Tammie, so sorry you’ve lost your sweet mom. Prayers of comfort for your family. Love ya!!

    • So sorry for your loss Tammie. I lost my mom 3 weeks ago but we could still hold services. Your family in my prayers for the coming days and weeks

  2. Tammie My Heart goes out to you along with my Prayers….So very Sorry for your loss….You are all in my thoughts and Prayers…God Bless.

  3. Im sorry to hear of Aunt Jewels passing she was always telling others how pretty they were and how much she loved everybody. I’m sorry for y’alls loss.

  4. Tammie,
    We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. Our love and prayers are with you at this time.

  5. I’m sorry to hear if Aunt Jewels passing she always told everyone they were pretty and that she loved them. I’m very sorry for y’alls loss

  6. She was such a sweet and beautiful woman that would always make you smile. So sorry for your loss.

  7. David and Tammie and families.
    So sorry for your loss. Your Mom was loved by everyone that knew her. She will be missed.

  8. Tammie, David snd Clint: so very sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. All of you will be in our prayers.

  9. So sorry Tammie and David …. wish we could come to funeral home .. but under circumstances we will keep you both in our thoughts and Prayers … hugs and love you both ! ❤️

  10. Love you Aunt Tammie. Youre mama was beautiful inside and out! She will make the most beautiful angel. I’m sure Kristen will keep her good company up there 💕

  11. Tammie, we are so sorry to hear about the loss of your precious mother, we are all here for you, if you need anything. Praying that God with wrap his arms around you and your family during this difficult time. Sending you our condolences
    We love you
    Prayers and hugs
    My sweet friend
    Your Paparazzi Sisters

  12. So sorry for your loss, she was the sweetest person always saying how pretty everyone was, and that she loved everyone. The world loss a great woman today. My prayers are with y’all.

  13. Tammie & Clint, my thoughts and prayers are with you during this time as well as the day’s ahead. Jewell will be greatly miss and she will always hold a place in my heart.

  14. Oh how I will miss the best neighbor I’ve ever had. She loved sitting out and talking with Gracie when she was little. Wanted her to call her Granny Jewell.
    I wish you could have one of every flower in the world, you loved flowers so much. Fly high, sweet lady.

  15. So sorry for the loss of your precious mother.
    I love you and will be praying for you and your family.

  16. David and Tammie,
    So sorry for your loss. My heart feels for you both. My Mom and I will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. Sending love to you both. Remember how much she loved you and those memories will ease your sorrow.

  17. A beautiful god loving lady who loved her family and friends and had a personality second to none. Reminded us of our mothers and never said anything about anyone unless it was something good. We loved her very much and she will be forever missed but know she is in a better place.

  18. Tammie , David and family …. I am so sorry for your loss …. have known Ivy Jewell for a long time … sending prayers for all of you .

  19. Tammie I know your heart is broken. You took such good care of your mother and you’ll cherish those selfies forever. Many prayers in the days ahead.

  20. Tammie, I wish I could give you a big hug, but please know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Your mom was such a beautiful lady inside and out! I remember her going to Wondering Woods with us and taking pictures, she was kind enough to give me some copies, and my favorite memory, your birthday party when I tried to get in your hammock and it flipped me right out! Your mom laughing at me but still worried enough to see if I was ok, will always remain in my heart!!! I love you dear friend, may God comfort you and your family and surround you all with his love.
    Lori Norris

  21. Tammie, We’re very sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing. We think of you often and wish you love and a quiet time to heal. Our sincerest sympathy, Kellie Ward and Molly Sheffield

  22. We are truly sorry. We love Aunt Jewell and always enjoyed seeing her. We pray that you will be comforted by the memory of what such a sweet person she was.
    Our love and condolences.
    Mary & J.R.

  23. Patty Shirley

    I’ll always remember nanny’s smile and the love she shown to me. I’m so sorry Tammie and sending love and prayers.

  24. David, Tammy and families…I’m so sorry for your loss. May you find strength and comfort in knowing your mom’s spending eternity with our Heavenly Father. God bless you all. Chuck and Regatta Acree

  25. What I will always remember about “Aunt” Jewel was her smile and friendly nature. I remember all the family reunions and she would be there with that beautiful smile ! So sorry for your loss. Loved her and “Aunt” Eunice!

  26. Loving thoughts for all of you during this sad time. We loved Jewell and have a lot of good memories!
    Love and prayers! Mike and Charlotte Steenbergen

  27. Tammie & David I’m so sorry for your loss. I lived Aunt Jewel she was so good to me when I was little. I love you and my prayers and thoughts will be with you. Melissa

    • Tammie, so sorry to hear the loss of your Mom. Please know that you all are in our thoughts and prayers. Love you much.

  28. Tammy just wanted you to know that I loved your mother she was a very special lady. She loved gospel music her favorite was Alan Jackson I bet she was listening to him when she took her last breath. I got to help feed her and take care of her when she was at Diversicare then the name changed to Barren County Nursing and Rehabilitation where the care went downhill I’m glad you pulled her out or she would have went sooner. Clint your grandmother loved you a lot she would talk about you said you were her baby. When she attained the church services she would praise God and sing with the group she really loved it. If there is anything I can do please let me know.

    • Bryan and our Indiana family: Thank you so much. Miss you guys. This sure wasn’t the way we had planned for mom.

      Thanks Sybil..she sure was special. This time is so hard anytime for family, but to have to do it alone has been beyond terrible. She would have never wanted me to deal with this alone.

      Carolyn you are so right. I wished I’d moved her sooner…NHC just spent more time, let her lay when she needed to just stay in bed…that dragging her out of bed every morning before 7am..was never her, so especially as she got to hurting more, confused more..she needed more love and not more dictated rules. You and the others loved her and she loved you guys. I appreciate everything you all did for her.

  29. Jewell’s loving and caring way and beautiful smile will be missed by many. Love and prayers

    Walter and Sybil

  30. Tammie, so sorry to hear the loss of your Mom. Please know that you all are in our thoughts and prayers. Love you much.

  31. David and Tammy, sorry we could not be there for you today. Aunt Jewell will be missed. Brian and Julie Estes

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