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Dorothy Ileane Powell Bevis
Dorothy Ileane Powell Bevis Dorothy Ileane Powell Bevis, 85, of Prospect, passed away Monday evening, November 13, 2006 at Marion Manor.  She was born October 26, 1921 in Morrow County to the late John Milton Powell and Mary Frances (Gano) Powell-Osborne.

On December 31, 1939 she married Jay Hoffman Bevis in Greenup, Kentucky in a double wedding ceremony with Joe and Maxine (Hall) Thacker.  Jay passed away on August 26, 1999.

She was a member of Prospect United Methodist Church, Marion Chapter of the PERI, Richwood Civic Center and Prospect Senior Citizens.

She graduated from Marengo High School in 1939.  While Jay was on active duty during World War II, Dorothy worked as a Jeep fork lift operator at Defiance Press Steel in Marion, which made war parts.  When her youngest daughter entered kindergarten in 1952, she began working as a nurse aide at Jane Case Hospital (now Grady Memorial) in Delaware.  On July 1, 1954 she became a nurse aide at the former Marion City Hospital (now Marion General).  After studying to be a Licensed Practical Nurse, she passed the state board examination in 1956.  In March 1976 she became supervisor of Central Services and retired in November 1984 with a total of 30 years at Marion General.

Following their retirement Dorothy and Jay spent their winters at Okeechobee, Florida for 14 years and also used their camper to travel for the Old Steam Thresher’s Reunion at Mt. Pleasant, Iowa for many years.  They also took many bus tours with friends and relatives.

She is survived by 3 daughters, Sylvia (Paul) Harmon, Prospect; Joan (William) Hartley, Bellvue; Mary Jean (Richard) Clingenpeel, Marion; sister, Rosezella Anderson, Marion; sisters-in-law, Audrey Bevis, Richwood; and Joie Bevis, Marion; grandchildren, Jill (Michael) Harmon-Klingel, Cardington; Lynda (Troy) Ware, Marion; David (Kris) Harmon, Prospect; Kay Hartley, Grand Rapids, MI; Jeffrey (Teresa) Hartley, Bellevue; Lori (Stephen) Ferenczy, Vermilion; Jodi (J. C.) Lott, Bellevue; Michael (Angela) Clingenpeel, Bowling Green, OH; Thomas Clingenpeel, Lewis Center; great-grandchildren, Nichole (Nicholas) Byers; Joshua, Zachary and Devan Ware; Jamie Paul; Dustin and Nathan Harmon; Hannah and Heather Valdez; Caleb, Mara, Levi, Elizabeth, Jasmine, Stacy, Joey, Janice, Tony and Cetia Hartley-Frisch; J. Jay, Cory, and Tenesha Hartley; Erin and Evan Engelhart; James, Olivia and Cole Lott; step great-grandchildren, Brandon and Erica Chapin and Justin Klingel; great-great-grandchildren, Anthony Jon Wittliff, Aidyn Snell, Alexis Byers, Jayke Martin, Victoria Nimmo, and Trejzure Frisch; step great-great-grandchild, Nicholas Byers and several special nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a grandson, Troy Keller; granddaughter, Jennifer Harder; and great-granddaughter, Sheena Hartley.

Funeral Services will be held Saturday, November 18, 2006 at 11:00 AM in the Prospect United Methodist Church with Rev. David L. Hoffman officiating.  Burial will follow in Prospect Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4 to 7 PM Friday at Gehm-Ballinger Funeral Home, Prospect and 1 hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Project Faith, C/O Prospect United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 6, Prospect, OH  43342; or Heinzerling Foundation, 1800 Heinzerling Dr., Columbus, OH  43223-3698; or Central Ohio Parkinson Society, 1380 Dublin Rd., P. O. Box 16126, Columbus, OH  43216-6126.

Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.ballingerfuneralhome.com.

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#1 from: George & Gladys Johnson
Okeechobee, Fl. (now) and Marion, Oh,.
Thu, Nov 16, 2006 at 4:08 PM

Our condolences and thoughts and prayers are with you.  We enjoyed very much the time we spent with Dot and Jay.  Card playing, eating, ball games, shopping trips.  Memories!! Love, George & Gladys

#2 from: Holly Spero
Fri, Nov 17, 2006 at 2:25 PM

You have my deepest sympathy, sorry I am unalbe to attend. If you need anything please feel free to call.
Love, Holly Bryan and Carleigh

#3 from: Charles Engelhart
Bellevue, Ohio
Fri, Nov 17, 2006 at 3:05 PM

Joan & Jodi:  My very deepest condolences to you and your family. Dot was a very fine lady. And a friendly person. She was alway nice and made me feel welcome around her. I enjoyed going to Prospect to visit her and Jay.  Dot and Jay always thought the best in a person and didn"t judge a person from their past. I will always remember them as the two people in Jodi's family I liked best! Again my deepest condolence.

#4 from: Holly McGeorge
Marion, OH 43302
Fri, Nov 17, 2006 at 9:44 PM

Slyvia, So sorry for your lose.  You and your family are in my prayers.  Sincerely, Holly Williams McGeorge

#5 from: Pauline Oehler
20014 N. Trading Post, Sun City West Az 85375
Thu, Nov 23, 2006 at 4:55 PM

We were all so sorry to hear of Dorothy's passing. Please know you are in our daily thoughts and prayers.
Lester Daugherty   Pauline Oehler
Peggy and Tom Knickel

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