News Death Notice
BOWN, Donald Edward was born February 8, 1924 in Hamilton, Ohio to James and Sadie Bown and went home to be with our Lord Saturday, February 22, 2014 in Clearwater, Florida. Don was preceded in death by his parents, brothers James and Clifford, sisters Martha Martin and Mary Lou Morgan and his wife Ada (Gabbard). He leaves behind his brother Harley Bown, sister Elizabeth Jane Moore, sons Donald Ray (wife Deborah) of Middletown, Ohio, Edward Lee of Oxford, Ohio, Johnny Allen of Oxford, Ohio, stepson Steven Heckman, numerous nieces and nephews, granddaughters Jamie and Ashley, grandsons Aaron, Tanner, Cameron and Patton, step grandson Stevie, great-grandsons Adrian and Gage and his close companion, Casey. Don was a veteran of World War II
and was awarded the Purple Heart
. He was proud to be a cement mason in southwest Ohio and worked on many familiar landmarks. Don was a devout Southern Baptist. A memorial service will be held at the Somerville, Ohio cemetery on Monday, March 10, 2014 at 1 PM.