Jewell Shehan Lynch

Published 4:41 pm Thursday, December 29, 2022

Sunny View– Jewell Shehan Lynch, 82, of Sunny View, passed away Tuesday evening, December 27, 2022, at Cleveland Pines in Shelby.

A native and lifelong resident of Polk County, she was the daughter of the late Jesse Jake Shehan and Mary Jane Walker Shehan and wife of the late Jerry Lynch who passed away in July of 2022. Mrs. Lynch retired from Sunny View Elementary as a Kindergarten Teachers Assistant after 30-plus years of service. She loved flowers and working on the farm with her husband.

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Surviving are her two sons, Bryan Lynch (Laura) and Dewayne Lynch all of Sunny View; four grandchildren, Ashley, Amber, Ansley, and Heather; three great-grandchildren, Charleigh, Evie Jewell, and Callahan; one brother, Steve Shehan (Leisha) of Columbus; two sisters, Judy Ruff (Bill) of Mill Spring and Elizabeth Wahl (Lindsey) of Green Creek.

The family will receive friends Sunday, January 1, 2023, from 2:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. at Coopers Gap Baptist Church.

A celebration of life will follow at 3:00 p.m. at the church with Reverend Donald Hollifield officiating.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

An online guest register is available at

McFarland Funeral Chapel & Crematory
Tryon, NC