Saturday, November 21, 2009

Alverda A. Bowman (November 20, 2009)

Alverda A. “Birdie’ Bohman age 95 of Versailles, Ohio passed away at 12:40 A.M. on Friday, November 20, 2009 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton. Alverda was born December 12, 1913 in Frenchtown, Ohio, to the late Felix E. & Estella (Bulcher) Subler.

In her earlier years she had been employed at Delco Moraine in Dayton, and during WWII at Aeroproducts in Vandalia, while her husband was in the European theater serving our Country. She was an avid gardener and was well known for her prize winning roses. Along with her late husband, Alverda loved flying, boating and fishing for the big ones. Alverda was a member of St. Denis Catholic Church in Versailles; a charter member of the Daughters of Isabella; a former member of San Pablo Catholic Church in Marathon, Florida, and a former member of the International Flying Farmers.

In addition to her parents, Alverda is also preceded in death by her husband, Wilbur J. “Bill” Bohman on May 27, 1992, whom she married November 20, 1941; step mother, Bertha Goffena Subler; brother, Carl J. Subler; infant sister, Catherine Subler; half sister, Mary Ann Berger; step brother, Marion Goffena; step sisters, Rita Hannan, Eileen Batty and Patricia Dabbelt.

Alverda is survived by her brothers & sister-in-law, Kenneth Subler of Versailles and Basil & Annabel Subler of Versailles; sister-in-law, Krista Subler of Versailles; half brother, John & Isabella Subler of Versailles; half sister, Doris Monnin of Versailles; and numerous nieces & nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, November 23, 2009 at 10:30 A.M. at St. Denis Catholic Church in Versailles, with Rev. Fr. David Vincent and Rev. Fr. Angelo Castera celebrants. Burial will follow in St. Valbert Cemetery in Versailles. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 2:00 to 6:00 P.M. and Monday morning from 9:00 to 10:00 A.M. at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles. Memorial contributions may be made to Versailles Emergency Medical Services or Darke County Cancer Association.