November 23, 2014


Avien Matthew Willbond-Mowery

Willbond-Mowery_AvienAvien Matthew Willbond-Mowery, of Wellington, died Thursday, November 28, 2013, after blessing his family with seven beautiful days. He was born Thursday, November 21, 2013, at the Cleveland Clinic, to Brittany Willbond and Austin Mowery. He died peacefully at home surrounded by the love of his family. Every day that his family was able to have him in their lives was a blessing.

Avien leaves behind his parents, Brittany and Austin; his uncles, Matthew Willbond, Jr. and Bobby Darby, Jr., both of Wellington; and aunt, Amber Saulat of Washington; grandparents, Jodi and Bob Darby of Wellington, Matthew and Kathleen Willbond of Oberlin, and Heather Mowery of Elyria; great-grandparents, Jim and Karen Mowery of Vermilion, and Butch and Judy Wurtz of Wellington.

He was preceded in death by his maternal great-grandparents, John and Judy Willbond.

Friends and family will be received Sunday, December 8, 2013, at the Wellington First Congregational United Church of Christ, 140 South Main St., Wellington, beginning at 2 P.M., until the time of a celebration of Avien’s life, beginning at 3 P.M. Reverend Brian Burke and Pastor Tina Siroki will officiate.

A memorial fund will be available at any First Merit Bank. Condolences may be expressed online at

  • Jody A Morgan

    I feel deeply for this family. no parent should never, ever have to lay their child to rest. may God give the family peace of heart and spirit in times like this as we await the last enemy Death to be brought to nothing.

    Revelation 21:3,4 – “And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God. He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.””