The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

December 16, 2013

Katie P. Erwin


Star Beacon

GENEVA — Katie P. Erwin, age 73, of Geneva, Ohio, passed away Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, at Geneva Shores.

Born Feb. 23, 1940, in Crossville, Tenn., she was the daughter of Mary Ellen (Wyatt) and Frederick Brown and married Monte Erwin in Geneva on Sept. 16, 1978.

Katie worked in the cafeteria for the Geneva Area Schools, retiring in 1997.

For many years, she and her husband volunteered at the Homestead Nursing Home in Geneva. After her daughter passed away, Katie was proud to establish the Ellen Beitel Memorial Scholarship Fund giving her the opportunity to have a positive effect on young lives. She and Monte then served as Hospice volunteers for several years.

A woman of faith, she had been involved with many churches throughout her life, most recently she was a member of the United Church in Geneva. She especially loved spending time with her family and friends.

She is survived by her daughters, Sherri (Nathan) Seames of Geneva and Kim Beitel of Columbus; son, Jim (Joyce) Beitel of Ashtabula; grandchildren, Titus, Joshua, Ona, Ethan; great-grandchildren, Angeline, Tabitha, Cynthia, Brianna, Alyssa, Dyllan, Allison, Lauren and Landon; brothers, Dean (Janice) Brown of Ashtabula, Ken (Yvonne) Brown of Anderson, S.C. and Doug (Joyce) Brown of Geneva; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Monte; her parents; daughter, Ellen Beitel; and brother, Lenley Brown.

Friends will be received 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 18th, at THE BEHM FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 175 S. Broadway, Geneva, Ohio.

Funeral Service will be at 1 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 19th, at the Funeral Home. Final resting place will be at Evergreen Cemetery in Geneva.

Contributions may be made to Hospice of the Western Reserve, 1166 Lake Ave., Ashtabula, Ohio 44004.

Obituary and condolences at www.behmfuneral.com and starbeacon.com.