Obituaries for the week of 8/4/2005

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Charlie Bowin

Charles W. “Charlie” Bowin, 77, of Colorado Springs, Colorado, formerly of Vevay, passed away suddenly Sunday, January 9th, at his home.
He was born and raised in Vevay, on April 9th, 1927, the son of William B. and Delphia A. (Clark) Bowin, who both preceded him in death.
He was a World War II U.S. Army veteran, serving overseas. He was employed by General Motors Corporation for 15 years in Ohio.
He was united in marriage to Nancy Josephine Edwards in March, 1947, in Carrollton, Kentucky, who died in 1971.
He was a member of the American Legion Post 38 in Fountain, Colorado for the past 15 years. He was known as “Grandpa” to all of the neighborhood children.
Survivors include his daughters, Nancy Booher of Kittanning, Pennsylvania, Beulah Clayton of Lawrenceburg, Treva Roberts of Dillsboro, Brenda Eckelberg of Friendship, Wisconsin, and Crystal Farr of Colorado Springs; his sons, Chester Edward of Columbus, Georgia, John Wilson of Osgood, and Larry Bowin of Colorado Springs; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; his sister, Louise Hambrick and husband Nelson of Fairfield, Ohio; many nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
He was also preceded in death by his sisters, Norma L. LaVelle on September 25th, 1985, Willena Steelman, Marjorie Leap on September 21st, 1992, Bernitta Ann Bowin on November 27th, 1993, and Genevieve Potter on October 18th, 2003; her brother, Eddie Bowin on May 3rd, 1937; his half brother, Joe Walker; and his half sister, Mary Patterson.
Graveside services will be conducted Tuesday, August 9th, by Reverend Ronald Sandidge with burial in Vevay Cemetery. Military honors will be conducted at the graveside by Vevay American Legion Post 185 and Vevay VFW Post 5396. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. Haskell and Morrison Funeral Home of Vevay is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s Website guest book at www.haskellandmorrison.com.

Sam Beach

Clarence “Sam” Beach, 84, of Burlington, Kentucky, formerly of Vevay, passed away Sunday, July 31st, at Mountain Crest Nursing Home in Cincinnati following an extended illness.
He was born September 18th, 1920, in Carroll County, Kentucky, the son of James and Eva Lena (Webster) Beach. He was a lifelong farmer and enjoyed horses and cows. He was a lifelong resident of Switzerland County except for the past three years spent in Burlington. He attended Truth Apostolic Church in Vevay.
Survivors include his sister, Betty Snow of Burlington; his brother, James Beach of Patriot; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his sisters, Gladys Walston, Alta Konkle, Mandy Sebree, Delia Robinson, Bonnie Mae Webster and Elsie Mount; his brothers, Walter, Robert, Elmer, Frank, Cyrus and an unnamed infant.
Graveside services were conducted Wednesday, August 3rd, by Reverend Ronald Sandidge with burial in Vevay Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. Haskell and Morrison Funeral Home of Vevay was in charge of arrangements. Online condolences can be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website guest book at www.haskellandmorrison.com

John Petrakos

John D. Petrakos, 56, of Madison, formerly of Switzerland County, passed away Friday, July 29th, in Madison.
He was born September 17th, 1948, in Cincinnati, the son of Della Pickett Petrakos. He retired from the U.S. Navy in 1991, having served since 1973 as a DPCS. He also served from 1966 to 1970 in the Air Force, where he was a sergeant. After retiring from the Navy, he went to work at Dow Corning, retiring a few years ago.
He was a member of Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion. He loved riding his Harley-Davidson and enjoyed time with his extended biker family.
He is survived by his daughters, Shanai Petrakos of Louisville and Ashlie Petrakos of Madison; his mother, of Hanover; his sisters, Darlene Roberts and Ingrid Peters, both of Vevay; and two grandchildren.
Funeral services were Monday, August 1st, at Lytle Funeral Chapel in Madison. Burial was in the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery. the Honor Guard of the American Legion, Jefferson Post 9 conducted military honors at the graveside. Online condolences can be sent to the family via the funeral home’s Website guest book at www.lytlefuneralchapel.com.

Patsy Evans

Patricia Ann “Patsy” (Boggs) Evans, 64, of Bascom Corner Road, near Rising Sun, passed away Friday, July 29th, at her home.
She was born September 2nd, 1940, in Ohio County, the daughter of James and Margaret (Hutchinson) Boggs. She was a retired nurse’s aide for Dearborn County Hospital in Lawrenceburg. She also worked as an aide for Dearborn County Home Health. She was a member of the Aberdeen United Methodist Church and the DAR. She enjoyed tracing her family’s history and liked making jewelry and taking care of her birds and dogs.
On August 25th, 1956, she married Robert Evans, who died March 16th, 2001.
Survivors include her sons, Gary Evans and wife Patricia and James Evans and wife Darlene, all of Rising Sun; her daughters, Beverly Kelly of Patriot, Pamela Evans of Culver, Indiana, and Deborah Evans of Destin, Florida; her sisters, Doris Richardson of Rising Sun, Arietta Caseltine of Aurora, Clara Rodgers of Rising Sun, Carolyn Hufford of Crystal River, Florida; and Betty Grace; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Robert Boggs; and her sister, Sandra Edwards.
Funeral services were conducted Monday, August 1st, by Pastor Mike Jones at the Aberdeen United Methodist Church. Burial was in the Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Rising Sun. Memorial contributions may be made to the family. Markland Funeral Home of Rising Sun was in charge of arrangements.

Bert Johnson II

Bert Charles Johnson II, 47, of Middletown, Ohio, passed away Wednesday, July 27th, at Salem Woods Hospice in Cincinnati.
He was born July 23rd, 1958, in Covington, Kentucky, the son of Bert Charles and Helen Clara (Penick) Johnson. He was a construction worker and also a cook.
Survivors include his mother, Helen Clara (Penick) Johnson of Lyons, Indiana; his son, Chris Johnson of Cincinnati; his brother, Dennis Johnson and wife Debra of Silver Springs, Maryland; his sisters, Karen Ballew and husband Roger of Bloomfield, Indiana and Jo Ann Midgley and husband JR of Owensville, Ohio; several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends, including Switzerland County relatives.
Funeral services were conducted Saturday, July 30th, by Brother Don Thomason at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Burial was in New Liberty Cemetery near East Enterprise. Memorial contributions may be made to the family.

Jan Enstrom

Jan Richard Enstrom, 43, of Hanover, formerly of Canaan, passed away suddenly Saturday, July 30th, in Dupont.
He was born July 12th, 1962, in Linton, Indiana, the son of William Eugene and Janice K. (Ketchem) Enstrom. He was raised in Jasonville, Indiana and had resided in Madison since 1987. He was a Master Sergeant in the Indiana Air National Guard, JFAC-IN-Det2, Jefferson Range, Madison. He served on active duty during the Persian Gulf War and presently in the War on Terror.
He was united in marriage to Melissa K. Fisher on July 27th, 2001 in Madison, who survives.
He was a 1984 graduate of the Shakamak High School in Jasonville, Indiana, where he played basketball and baseball. He attended Indiana State University. He was a member of the Jasonville Post 172 of the American Legion and the VFW Post 6225, and the National Rifle Association. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, softball, camping, riding his 1993 Electra Glide Harley Davidson motorcycle and was a devoted family man.
Other survivors include his sons, David Miles Joslin and Ian Kendall Enstrom, both at home; his parents, William Eugene and Janice K. (Ketchem) Enstrom of Jasonville; his brother, William Thomas Enstrom and wife Nancy of Jasonville; his nieces, Erika Enstrom and Samantha E. Callis; his nephew, Alex Enstrom; his mother-in-law, Janet E. Fisher of Bedford, Kentucky; his grandparents-in-law, Johnnie and Ella Jean McDowell of Bedford; his sisters-in-law, Michelle E. Callis and husband Ronnie of Bedford, and Melinda C. Fisher of Louisville; several aunts, uncles, and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Thomas Kendall Ketchem, Virginia Hasting Ketchem, Cealia Bockman and Harry Alfred Enstrom.
Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, August 3rd, by Reverend Mike Rotman at McClanahan-Lee Funeral Home in Jasonville. Burial was in the K of P Cemetery in Hymra, Indiana with full military honors conducted at the graveside by the Indiana Ceremonial Unit, 181st Fighter Wing Honor Guard. Memorial contributions may be made to the Miles and Ian Education Fund, in care of River Valley Financial Bank, Madison. Morgan-Webster-Nay Funeral Home of Madison was in charge of local arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s Website guest book at www.morganwebsternay.com.