Wednesday, April 1st, 2020
Beverly Elaine (Kooken) Petrie, age 76, originally from Dayton, Ohio, passed away on Monday, March 30, 2020, at her home in Farmington Hills, Michigan, after an extended illness.
She was born on January 6, 1944, in Dayton, Ohio to the late Kenneth and Miriam (Schafer) Kooken.
Beverly is survived by son, Timothy (Jill) Petrie, of Celina, Ohio; daughter Marcie (Bryan) Williamson of Farmington, Michigan; granddaughters Heather, Katie, Hailey, Colleen and Kelsey; great grandchildren Carter, Cormac, Byron, Kennedy, Wren, Peyton and Kora; brother, Gale (Linda) Kooken of Dayton, Ohio, and sister, Betsy Eberg of Tipp City, Ohio. She is also survived by cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
She is preceded in death by her husband of 42 years, James R. Petrie, who passed away November 9, 2005, and her oldest brother Gary Kooken, Tipp City, Ohio.
Beverly was a 1962 graduate of Trotwood Madison High School in Trotwood, Ohio. She developed a love for music at an early age and used her gifts of piano and organ playing at First Grace Brethren Church, Vandalia, Ohio for many years. She was an accomplished seamstress, gifted quilter, lover of God's Word, wife, mom, sister, grandma, and a dear friend to many over the years.
Many thanks to Gateway Home Health Care of Farmington Hills, Michigan for their excellent care of Beverly.
Due to the restrictions of the COVID-19 virus, we will be following the guidelines set by Ohio Governor Mike DeWine's office. A private graveside service will be held on Thursday, April 2, at Swamp College Cemetery in Celina, Ohio with Randy Thome officiating.
Condolences may be sent to Beverly's family at www.ciscofuneralhome.com; please pay your respects to the family by leaving messages and sharing your memories of Bev.
Funeral services have been entrusted to Cisco Funeral Home, Celina & St. Marys.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be sent to SEND International PO Box 513 Farmington, Michigan 48332.