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Curtis Andrew Andy Bowen
and Ida Sergent

Curtis Andrew Andy Bowen b 15 May 1904 KY d 29 Jan 1958 Colson, Letcher Co KY; age 53 years, 8 months, 14 days; buried Colson Cemetery, Colson KY; s/o John Johnny Bowen and Amanda Maude Adams. Curtis Andrew Andy Bowen m. 10 Dec 1936 Colson, Letcher Co KY to Ida Sergent b 8 Jun 1906 Letcher Co KY d 5 Jan 2000; age 93; New Albany, Floyd Co IN; died of pneumonia; buried Charlestown Cemetery, Charlestown, Clark Co IN; d/o Andrew Jackson Sergent and Louise Hart. Children of Curtis Andrew Andy Bowen and Ida Sergent;

1. Mary Jewell Bowen b 15 Sept 1939 Letcher Co KY d 17 Sept 1939 Letcher Co KY; death certificate states she never seemed well from birth. Lived 2 days.

2. Barbara L Bowens b 2 May 1941 Colson, Letcher Co KY d 13 Jan 2021; age 79 years, 7 months and 11 days; buried m. Darrell Stidham. Children of Darrell Stidham and Barbara L Bowen; i. Kelvin Lee Stidham; m. Tina Unknown ii. Scarlett Cheryl Stidham; m. Glenn Lori.


Obituary: Barbara Bowen Stidham
2 May 1941 - 13 Jan 2021

Barbara Bowen Stidham, a child of God, was born into this low ground of sorrow to the family of the late Andy Bowen and Ida Sargent Bowen on May 2, 1941, and went Home January 13, 2021 making her stay upon this earth 79 years, 7 months and 11 days.

Barbara was born in Colson, KY, and attended Colson Elementary School. After graduation, she attended Whitesburg High School in Whitesburg, Ky. She also attended Lees Jr. College at Jackson, Ky. Barbara taught school several years in Letcher, Co. Ky. and the bond between her and her future only grew stronger until Oct. 15, 1960. When the bond between her and husband of sixty one years, was solemnized with both repeating these hallowed words, "I DO".

After marriage both attended Eastern Kentucky State College in Richmond, Ky. Barbara and Darrell were blessed by the good Lord to have two wonderful children, one son, Kelvin Lee Stidham (Tina) and one daughter Scarlett Cheryl Stidham Lori (Glenn); six grandchildren, Jacob Lee Stidham (Emma), and Andy Stidham, both Kelvin and Tina sons; Kyle Lori (Tabitha), Madalyn Lori Joplin (Dean), Grace Lori and Anna Lori, whom Glenn and Scarlet blessed her with; two great grandchildren, Kyle and Tabitha Lori's daughter, Cecily Lori and Jacob and Emma Stidham's son, Mr. Wyatt Stidham.

Barbara was saved by the Grace of God and baptized, joining the Charlestown Old Regular Baptist Church, on March 28, 1999. Later, she became a member of the Chester Hogg Old Regular Baptist Church along with her husband.

She is sadly missed by the family that loved her so much and the many friends and loved ones; especially her Brothers and Sisters in the church. Funeral services for Barbara will be held on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 in the chapel of Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown at 11:00 am. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm at the funeral home and again on Wednesday morning from 9:00 am until the funeral hour.

The family would like to send a special heart felt thank you to Dr. John Crase, Crystal White and Kristy Vanover. Thanks to Kelvin, Tina and Scarlett for their tender, loving and compassionate care shown to mom. Very special thanks to Chris Grayson and his dedicated staff at Grayson Funeral Home.


1910 Letcher Co KY Census Precinct 3 ED 147
293 294 Bowens Head M W 38 M1 15 KY KY KY Farmer General Farm
293 294 Bowens Mandy Wife F W 31 M1 15 5 4 VA KY VA
293 294 Bowens Cally Daughter F W 13 S KY KY VA
293 294 Bowens Mary Daughter F W 10 S KY KY VA
293 294 Bowens Joda Son M W 8 S KY KY VA
293 294 Bowens Andy Son M W 5 S KY KY VA


1920 Letcher Co KY Census Colson ED 60
103 104 Bowins John Head M W 49 M KY KY KY Farmer General Farm
103 104 Bowins Manda Wife F W 43 M KY KY KY
103 104 Bowins Callie Daughter F W 24 ? KY KY KY
103 104 Bowins Mary Daughter F W 20 S KY KY KY
103 104 Bowins Joda Son M W 18 S KY KY KY
103 104 Bowins Andrew Son M W 15 S KY KY KY
103 104 Collier Inez Granddaughter F W 5 S KY KY KY


1930 Letcher Co KY Census Rockhouse ED 13
158 159 Bowens John Head M W 58 M 22 KY KY KY Farmer General Farm
158 159 Bowens Amanda Wife H F W 51 M 15 KY KY KY
158 159 Bowens Andy Son M W 25 M 22 KY KY KY NP General Farm
158 159 Bowens Ines Grand daughter F W 15 S KY KY KY
158 159 Bowens Algen Grand daughter M W 2 2/12 S KY KY KY

164 164 Sergent A. J. Head 250 M W 59 M 21 KY KY KY Farmer General Farm
164 164 Sergent Louisa Wife F W 57 M 17 KY KY KY Retailing Groceries
164 164 Sergent Ida Daughter F W 23 S KY KY KY


1940 Letcher Co KY District 3 Whitesburg
57 Sergent A J Head M W 70 Wd 16 7 KY General Merchandise Own Store
57 Sergent Ida Daughter F W 33 Wd KY

198 Bowen Johnnie Head M W 68 M KY Farming Farm
198 Bowen Amanda Wife F W 60 M KY
198 Bowen Andy Son M W 36 KY Farming Farm
198 Bowen Eugene Grandson M W 12 S KY


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