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Jozel A. (Smith) Eckels (1946 - 2019)

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Jozel A. Eckels formerly Smith
Born in Wichita, Sedgwick, Kansas, United Statesmap
Daughter of [father unknown] and
[sibling(s) unknown]
[spouse(s) unknown]
[children unknown]
Died in United Statesmap
Profile last modified 11 Sep 2019 | Created 9 Sep 2019 | Last significant change: 11 Sep 2019
16:46: Michelle Enke edited the Biography for Jozel A. (Smith) Eckels (1946-2019). [Thank Michelle for this]
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Biography

Jozel A. Smith was born on 13 November 1946 in Wichita, Kansas. Her father was Joseph M. Smith.[1][2] Her mother was Zelma Lucille Click.[3][4] She had an older brother named Orcenith Harris Smith.[1][5]
From 1953 to 1961, Jozel lived with her parents at 1502 Pennsylvania in Wichita. Her older brother Orcenith lived with them until he was older.[1][2]
Jozel attended North High School in Wichita, Kansas. She was a senior in 1964. While in high school, she had been an active member of the French club, the chess club, secretary of the sports club, and a proctor.[6]

Occupation

Jozel was a long-time employee of the Internal Revenue Service Collections Department.
Jozel lived in Arlington, Texas, for a while. For the last years of her life, she lived in Wichita.[7]
She was an avid genealogist. She was an active member of the Midwest Historical and Genealogical Society and ran their African American Special Interest Group.

Family

Jozel had three sons, and at the time of her death had 11 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.[8]

Death

She passed away at age 72 from cancer on 30 August 2019. Celebration of Life was held at Calvary Baptist Church on Friday, September 06, 2019.[9]

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Ancestry.com. Kansas, City and County Census Records, 1919-1961. Kansas State Historical Society; Topeka, Kansas; Collection Name: Population Schedules and Statistical Rolls: Counties (1953-1979); Reel Number: 31984_254765. Jozel Smith living in the household of Joseph M. Smith, 1953, Wichita, Kansas.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Ancestry.com. Kansas, City and County Census Records, 1919-1961. Kansas State Historical Society; Topeka, Kansas; Collection Name: Population Schedules and Statistical Rolls: Counties (1953-1979); Reel Number: 43877_343856. Jozel A. Smith living in the household of Joseph Smith, 1961, Wichita, Kansas.
  3. "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKPL-Q3DZ : accessed 9 September 2019), Jozel A Eckles in entry for Zelma Lucille Click Smith, Kansas, United States, 17 Jun 2007; from "Recent Newspaper Obituaries (1977 - Today)," database, GenealogyBank.com (http://www.genealogybank.com : 2014); citing Wichita Eagle, The, born-digital text.
  4. "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKPL-3PPB : accessed 9 September 2019), Jozel A Eckles in entry for Zelma Lucille Smith, Kansas, United States, 16 Jun 2007; from "Recent Newspaper Obituaries (1977 - Today)," database, GenealogyBank.com (http://www.genealogybank.com : 2014); citing Wichita Eagle, The, born-digital text.
  5. The Wichita Eagle (Wichita, Kansas), 6 January 2015. "Orcenith Harris Smith." https://infoweb.newsbank.com/apps/news/openurl?ctx_ver=z39.88-2004&rft_id=info%3Asid/infoweb.newsbank.com&svc_dat=AWNB&req_dat=0ED6191465256A49&rft_val_format=info%3Aofi/fmt%3Akev%3Amtx%3Actx&rft_dat=document_id%3Anews%252F152B7A068BDB5AC8 : 10 September 2019.
  6. Ancestry.com. U.S., School Yearbooks, 1900-1999. "U.S., School Yearbooks, 1880-2012"; School Name: North High School; Year: 1964, page 26, [photo].
  7. "United States Public Records, 1970-2009," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KG5T-3H4 : 22 May 2014), Jae Eckels, Residence, Wichita, Kansas, United States; a third party aggregator of publicly available information.
  8. Jackson Mortuary, Wichita, Kansas. "Jozel Eckels November 13, 1946 - August 30, 2019." https://www.thejacksonmortuary.com/obituary/jozel-eckels : 9 September 2019.
  9. The Wichita Eagle (Wichita, Kansas). 4 September 2019. Jozel Smith Eckels (1946 - 2019). https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/kansas/obituary.aspx?n=jozel-smith-eckels&pid=193807222&fhid=25055 ; https://infoweb.newsbank.com/apps/news/openurl?ctx_ver=z39.88-2004&rft_id=info%3Asid/infoweb.newsbank.com&svc_dat=AWNB&req_dat=0ED6191465256A49&rft_val_format=info%3Aofi/fmt%3Akev%3Amtx%3Actx&rft_dat=document_id%3Anews%252F175BEFE9F34198E8 : 9 September 2019.


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