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Audrey Emma Trapp Bevis
Audrey Emma Trapp BevisNUWildcatPawAudrey Emma Trapp Bevis, 85 of Richwood, passed on Tuesday, August 19, 2008 at Marion General Hospital.  She was born March 8, 1923 in LaRue to the late Henry Earl and Lola Jane (Holt) Trapp.

She graduated from OSU and had worked at Marion Power Shovel prior to that.  She taught in the North Union school district and was instrumental in organizing North Union Girls Basketball and was softball commissioner in 1974.  Audrey was a member of the Essex United Methodist Church for over 50 years where she was a Sunday School teacher for many years and was a member of the W.S.C.S., and she also attended Community United Calvary Church.  She was a past Worthy Matron of the former Mt. Carmel Chapter 42 OES and Jackson Grange.  She loved to write poetry, and paint in oils, water colors and charcoal and she loved doing chalk talks.  She was a 4-H advisor for Stitch and Stir in Jackson Township.

On September 5, 1940 she married Fay Daniel Bevis and he died May 30, 1979.  She was also predeceased by a daughter, Lana Sue Stierhoff; four brothers, Carlton, Sheldon, Henry Earl, Orlo; a sister, Velma Fields, and a great-grandson, Ian.

She is survived by four daughters, Mary Jo (Jack) Smith, Richwood; Peggy (Ernie) Jamison, Richwood; Nancy Bowman, Bellville; Vicki (Ward) Wildman, Angola, Indiana; a son, Kenneth (Teresa) Bevis, Richwood; son-in-law, Jim Stierhoff, Bellville; two sisters, Louis Mueck, Richwood; Yolah Hastings, Richwood; sister-in-law, Frances Trapp, Galena; grandchildren, Rosemary Price, Penni Smith, Beth (Bud) Yoder, Will (Laurie) Wilson, Johnna (Wes) Arnott, Amy (Matt) Rini, Holly (Ted) Ebelberger, Wendy Wilson, Jon (Joni) Stierhoff, Ernie (Cindi) Jamison Jr., Dan (Tanya) Smith, Jennifer (Eric) Ballenger, Dr. Becky (Kenn) McFarland, Ellen (Delbert) Roberts, Jill (Paul) Sells, Angela Spain, Todd (Trisha) Bowman, Derek (Beth) Bevis, Chelsea Bevis, Robert Bevis, Danielle Wildman, Sam Bevis, Wayne Wildman, 50 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral Services will be held Saturday, August 23, 2008 at 11:00 am in the Rush Creek (Essex) United Methodist Church with Rev. David Hudson officiating.  Burial will follow in Price Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be her grandsons.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM on Friday at the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home in Richwood.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Children’s Hospital Foundation or Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation or church of donor's choice.

Condolences and remembrances may be expressed at www.stofcheck-ballingerfuneralhome.com.

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#1 from: Becky Jacobs Rynders
Tue, Aug 19, 2008 at 1:33 PM

Family of Audrey Bevis,
   My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.  Audrey was always so much fun at the Bevis Family reunions.  She had the best laugh in the world.  She laughed from her toes up.
She will be truly missed.
Becky Jacobs Rynders

#2 from: Jill (Bowman) Sells
Greenville, MI
Tue, Aug 19, 2008 at 2:21 PM

Aunt Mary Jo, Aunt Peggy, Mom, Uncle Kenneth, & Aunt Vicki,
Love you all.  Miss Grandma already.
Jill-o, Paul & Amelia

#3 from: Richard an Carmen  Pine
Arecibo, Puerto Rico
Tue, Aug 19, 2008 at 6:52 PM

May the Lord be with the Bevis family at this time
We will always remember Audrey and her great since of humor
We will sure miss her when we visit the Richwood area
Teresas Dad

#4 from: Jennifer Jones
Tue, Aug 19, 2008 at 11:43 PM

I'm so sorry for your loss. Just in case you don't know me by this name I'm Jenn McNamee. I haven't seen any of you in quite some time. You have all of my sympathy. I know how you feel. What I remember most about her was her hats. Once again you have all of my sympathy. I'm going to try to make it to the calling hours. If I don't make it I'm truly sorry.

#5 from: The Sells Family
Wed, Aug 20, 2008 at 10:39 AM

We are thinking of your family as you remember the good times and revisit the wonderful memories you have of grandma.  Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers during your time of loss.  
Love, Mark, Carol, Kimberly and Kaeley Sells

#6 from: The Welch Family
Marion, Ohio
Wed, Aug 20, 2008 at 12:58 PM

Peggy and Ernie we are sorry for your loss. Are thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Love, Cairl, Brenda Welch and Family

#7 from: George Thompson Jr.
235 Grove St, Apt 315, Richwood, OH 43344
Wed, Aug 20, 2008 at 1:31 PM

I'm so sorry for your loss.  May God be near to all you of Audrey's family.

#8 from: Katie (Carpenter) Meddles
East Liberty Oh 43319
Wed, Aug 20, 2008 at 1:39 PM

I was only a bus driver/teachers aide when I first met "Mrs. Bevis".  She was a Godsend to those who came in contact with her.  She enriched my life and my daughters, Minnie 1988 and Ann 1991.  Softball, basketball, you name it, she was involved. "Teacher" fit her to a T. Such a positive attitude.
Most recently, I have met her grandson, Derek.  Grandma's orneriness lives on.  
I've been blessed by her.  
God bless you all.

#9 from: Marlene Stidham
Chickamauga, Ga
Wed, Aug 20, 2008 at 1:44 PM

I am heart broken at the news of Audrey's passing - she has as well as all of you have such a special place in my heart - there are too many wonderful memories to list and I am so very grateful for her touching my life.
Love to all and God bless.
Marlene and Ralph Stidham

#10 from: Ruth Wasserbeck Anderson
Green Camp, Ohio
Wed, Aug 20, 2008 at 6:17 PM

To the family of Audrey:  
May God comfort you and ease the sorrow of your loss. You are in my prayers.
Love & God Bless
Ruth Anderson

#11 from: Chris Reese and Family
Richwood, ohio
Wed, Aug 20, 2008 at 6:51 PM

I wish to express my great disbelief that Mrs Bevis is no longer with us. From early childhood through yound adulthood, mrs bevis was without a doubt the single most important teacher in my life. To this day, I still quote her to my children that are now 11 and 14 years olds. In my opening sentence, I stated that I am in disbelief. That is because she was the type of person that had a lively smile, but would have a firm grip on keeping her school kids in check. People like her in your mind are never supposed to die...Such a tragic loss, that has bestowed us...I will always and forever remember Mrs. Bevis. But I am sure she is looking down and probably frowning at some of my grammar...God Love her...!!! I will miss her greatly!

#12 from: Richard and Donna Lawrence
8057 Lancaster-New Lex Rd. Bremen, OH 43107
Wed, Aug 20, 2008 at 7:38 PM

To the family of Audrey Bevis,
I loved your mother. I first met her when she  and I shared classes at the Ohio State University Marion when the university at Marion was new. We were both non-traditional students, wives and mothers working toward our degrees in education. What a very special and talented lady she was. She always was so cheerful and she was so proud of her kids. I loved her poetry and my father-in-law had some printed for her. She also had marvelous artistic abilities. I was so proud of her when with all she had to do she even coached the girls' basketball team. She will certainly be missed.

We send you our sympathy.

Dick and Donna Lawrence (formerly from Marion)

#13 from: Dennis and Jan Clark
Wed, Aug 20, 2008 at 8:44 PM

Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of your sorrow. May God give you the peace only He can.

#14 from: John & Carolyn (Flickinger) Heimlich
Marion OH  43302
Thu, Aug 21, 2008 at 3:01 PM

Dear Mary Jo & Jack and family

You are in our thoughts at this time of loss.  We have lost track of you.  Do you have e.mail  ????
or phone #.  I don't know if I contacted you when your sister Lana Sue passed away.

Our prayers & thoughts are with you.

Carolyn & John

#15 from: Judith Lynn Mueck
Thu, Aug 21, 2008 at 3:32 PM

I send my Condolences out to the family,so sorry for your loss.....

#16 from: Sharon  Kaspari
Cary, IL
Thu, Aug 21, 2008 at 4:27 PM

Mary Jo and family,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

Love, Don and Sharon

#17 from: Craig Boblenz
Mario, Ohio
Fri, Aug 22, 2008 at 11:50 AM

Ken Bevis & family we extend our deepest condolences to you and your family durning this time of your loss. May the memories of your Mother last a life time.
craig & PJ

#18 from: Gloria Snider
Gahanna OH
Fri, Aug 22, 2008 at 4:51 PM

Our thoughts and prayers are with Jennifer & Eric Ballenger and the entire  family of Audrey Emma Trapp Bevis.  May God grant you strength and comfort during this difficult time of parting with your loved one.  


Gloria Snider and Jan Merry

#19 from: Dean Gilliam
Fri, Aug 22, 2008 at 8:51 PM

I wish to express my deepest sympathy at the loss of your mother. Audrey always treated me kindly and I thought alot of her. She was a very caring person. She not only taught me but she also taught my boys and they have only good memories of her. With love from me and my family  Dean Gilliam

#20 from: Sandy and Vic Rini
Sat, Aug 23, 2008 at 6:37 PM

We are ending our love and prayers for all of your family.We have such fond memories of her,she was such a joy to be around.We are so sorry for your loss.

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