Neil Lewis Bevan, 88, of Wilmington, Ohio went to be with the Lord 6:10 PM, Friday, January 18, 2013. His loving wife, Dixie Eloise Cornett Bevan, preceded him in death January 8, 2010. They were married October 14, 1944. Mr. Bevan was born January 22, 1924 in Wilmington, Ohio, son of the late Horace Lewis Bevan and Elma Sprouse Bevan.
Mr. Bevan was a retired farmer. He was a life member of the Springfield Friends Meeting House. He served several years on the Springfield Cemetery Board, he remembered and kept records of the family genealogy, and was a devoted and loving husband, father, father-in-law, brother, uncle, grandfather, and great grandfather. He will be truly missed.
Mr. Bevan is survived by a son, Daniel L. (Daleta A. “Dee”) Bevan of Circleville, Ohio; a daughter, Diana S. (John D.) Hutchinson of Vidor, Texas; a brother, Robert Lewis Bevan of Clarksville, Ohio; four grandchildren, Jeffrey L. (Ann) Bevan of Lancaster, Ohio , John M. (Lisa) Hutchinson of Austin, Texas, Greg M. Hutchinson of Vidor, Texas, and Dakota J. Hutchinson of Vidor, Texas; three great grandchildren, Tyler Bevan of Lancaster, Ohio, Lauren Bevan of Lancaster, Ohio, Hailee Diana Hutchinson of Austin, Texas; a brother-in-law, David B. (Genevieve) Cornett of Canal Winchester, Ohio; a sister-in-law, Sarah J. (Ward) Harris of Howard, Ohio; as well as numerous wonderful nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife and parents, a sister and brother-in-law, Helen & Ralph Rannells, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Delmar Cornett, James Darrell Cornett, Dallas & Mary Cornett, Harry DeForest & Aurelia Cornett, Dale Richard & Mary Cornett, Jeannette Bevan, Doris Cornett, Dolores & John Lehr, and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, James A. & Sarah Cornett, are preceded in death.
The family wishes to thank Diana Neanover and Beth Harris, and his nieces, Jan Gray and Patty Beckett for their wonderful care and love.
Funeral services will be 12:00 Noon, Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at the Reynolds-Smith Funeral Home, 327 N. South Street, Wilmington, Ohio with Mike & Nancy McCormick officiating. Burial will be in Springfield Friends Cemetery. Friends may call from 10:00 AM – 12:00 Noon, Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at the Reynolds-Smith Funeral Home.
If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Springfield Friends Meeting House, 121 Todd’s Fork Rd, Wilmington, Ohio 45177.