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Jewell Agan Hodges

December 5, 1924 — August 9, 2023



With loved ones by her side, Jewell Agan Hodges, 98, passed away gracefully on August 9th, 2023 at Springs Valley Meadows in French Lick. She was born on December 5th, 1924 to John David and Amanda (Jones) Toliver in the same lantern-lighted, four-room Bonds Chapel area home where she spent her entire youth.

Jewell graduated from West Baden High School in 1942. After World War II ended, she married her high school sweet heart, Harold “Hoover” Agan who had just returned from submarine service in the South Pacific. They soon opened Agan’s Market in West Baden and began raising their family. Hoover preceded her in death in 1990 after they had retired to Florida.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, five sisters and two great grandchildren.

Jewell leaves behind her sons Kim Agan (Sharon) of Bountiful, Utah and Jeff Agan (Barbara) of Floyds Knobs, Indiana; and her daughters Jo Lyn Agan (Charles Noyes) of Floyds Knobs, Indiana; and Dara Cassidy (Charles) of West Baden, Indiana. Her 14 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great grandchildren will dearly miss their Nana as will a host of other loving relatives and friends.

She led a very active and fiercely independent life until the very end. She loved playing Scrabble while sharing Margaritas with her opponents.

Jewell was a long-time member the P.E.O Sisterhood and Psi lota Xi sororities.

Jewell chose cremation and a Graveside Ceremony for family and friends will be held Saturday, September 16th, 2023 at 11:00 a.m.  at Bonds Chapel Cemetery.

The family requests that expressions of sympathy be made through memorial donations to the Bonds Chapel Cemetery Fund, c/o Wilbur Bennet, 6893 N. County Road 975 W., West Baden Springs, Indiana 47469.

Arrangements are in the care of Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home in French Lick, Indiana 47432. Condolences may be made on our Facebook page at Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home or at our website –

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