April 23, 1955 April 20, 2007
NEW LONDON Edna Bowling, 73, of New London, died Friday, at her home after a short illness.
She was born May 27, 1933 in Maytown, Ky., daughter of the late Maynard and Mary (Griffith) Dudley. She was a homemaker who enjoyed crocheting and spending time with her children and grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband, Harold L. Bowling, whom she married April 23, 1955 in Norwalk; sons and a daughter-in-law, David Bowling, Dee and Rita Bowling and Del Bowling, all of New London; daughters and sons-in-law, Sue and Mike Stratton of New Haven, Ind., Delores and Jim Midolo of New London and Daisy and Don Ward of Monroeville; 14 grandchildren and eigth great-grandchildren; twin sister, Edith Barker of Lagrange; and a sister and brother-in-law, Fay and Roger Meade of New London.
She was preceded in death by her granddaughter, Rachel Dawn Ward, her stepmother, Delcie Dudley; and sisters, Elsie and Mae Dudley.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Eastman Funeral Home, 200 W. Main St., New London, where funeral services will take place at 1 p.m. Tuesday, with the Rev. Charles Mead officiating.
Burial will follow in Grove Street Cemetery in New London.
ARNOLD JOSEPH BRIX
Jan. 25, 1926 April 19, 2007
NEW LONDON Arnold Joseph Brix, 81, of New London and formerly of Fairfield, died Thursday at NLRC at Firelands in New London after a lengthy illness.
He was born Jan. 25, 1926 in New York City, son of the late Arnold and Josephine (Sullivan) Brix. He served in the Navy from 1943 to 1946, including during World War II. He graduated with a master's degree in history and political science from the University of Missouri in Columbia, Mo. in 1949.
He married in 1948 and moved, along with his wife, to the Hamilton-Fairfield area in 1950. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Fairfield before moving to Ashland four years ago.
He was a life-long educator, serving in the Cincinnati-Fairfield area for more than 30 years. He began his career at Tallawanda High School in Oxford, continued at Princeton High School in Springdale and retired from The Ohio State University as an associate professor of research and labor education.
He enjoyed politics, watching sports, golfing, reading, traveling, obsessing about his lawn and playing bridge. He called himself the "last Democrat to live in Fairfield."
He is survived by his wife of almost 59 years, Doris L. (Bradley) Brix, whom he married June 5, 1948; children and their spouses; Jodie and Frank Spears of Abingdon, Md.; John and Kate Brix of Windham, Maine; Mary Lou and Bob Harris of New London; and Marty and Kim Brix of Albany, N.Y.; and 10 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Matauch Garner; and a grandson, Aaron R. Harris.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Eastman Funeral Home, 200 W. Main St., New London. A Mass of Christian burial will take place at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 18 Park Ave., New London, with the Rev. Doug Taylor officiating.
A memorial service will take place at a later date in Fairfield, and interment will take place at St. Mary's Cemetery, Hamilton.
Memorial gifts may be sent to New London Public Library, 67 S. Main St., New London, Ohio 44851. CARL D. CRAVEN
Dec. 6, 1922 April 19, 2007
ELYRIA Carl D. Craven, 84, Elyria, died early Thursday morning at his home.
He was born near Mount Gilead, the son of the late Earl and Carrie (Kempton) Craven.
After his graduation from Chesterville High School, he enlisted in the Army and served during World War II.
He worked for Bob Meyer Chevrolet in Norwalk, where he was the parts manager for 15 years. He later managed the Firelands Retirement Center in Lorain until 1993 when he and his wife moved to Dublin, where he became a full-time pastor of the Philadelphia Church of God. There he oversaw eight churches in Ohio, Indiana and Michigan. Before his health faltered, he enjoyed playing the trumpet.
He will be remembered for devotion to the church, as a great help to his congregations and a spiritual adviser to those in need, and for the kind and helpful manor in which he carried himself.
He is survived by his wife, Eileen M. (Brown) Craven, whom he married April 2, 1975; sons and a daughter-in-law, Ronald and Tanette Craven of Walnut Creek, Calif. and Jerry Craven of Healdsburg, Calif.; daughters, Barbara Rees of San Ramon, Calif. and Candace Craven of San Rafael, Calif.; stepsons, James Carstensen of Elyria, David Carstensen of Sun Valley, Nev. and Larry Carstensen of San Antonio; stepdaughters, Lynda Davis of Elyria, and Janice Farber of Silver Springs, Nev.; and four grandchildren, eight step-grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; and seven stepgreat-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his brothers, Hull and Scott Craven; and sisters, Edna Crock and Sylvia Figley.
Friends may call from 3 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Craven & Snyder Funeral Home, 67 North Main Street, Mount Gilead, where funeral services will take place at 11 a.m. Tuesday with Kenneth Adams officiating. Burial will follow in Bryn Zion Cemetery.