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Jake Bodkin, Jr

A celebration of life for Jake "Jakers" Allen Bodkin, Jr., 9, of Washington will be held 10:30 AM, Thursday, March 5, 2015 at at the Washington United Methodist Church with Pastor Jim Stiles officiating.  Burial will follow at Elm Grove Cemetery in Washington.  Visitation will be held Wednesday, March 4, from 3 – 7 PM at the Beatty Funeral Home in Washington where the family will greet friends from 4 – 7 PM.  A  memorial fund has been established for the family's use. Jake Bodkin, Jr. died  Friday, February 27, 2015 at the Washington County Hospital.

Jake Bodkin, Jr. was born September 3, 2005 in Iowa City, IA, the son of Jake A. Bodkin, Sr., and Angie (Chapman) Bodkin.  He loved being a third grader and his classmates at Lincoln Elementary and being a member of the Washington United Methodist Church and AWANA.  Jakers enjoyed Elmo, watching Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and Jake and the Neverland Pirates, music, games, books, swimming, firetrucks, police cars, camping and being outdoors and Elvis.  He could light up a room with his smile and he loved to laugh.  He loved his mama and dad and his brothers and sister, and will be greatly missed by everyone that knew him.

Survivors include his parents, Angie and Jake Bodkin, Sr. of Washington, Older brother, Austin, older sister, Kayla and younger brother, Travis Bodkin all of Washington.  He is also survived by his maternal grandfather, Larry Chapman, Sr. of New Mexico, an uncle Edward Bodkin of Tipton, IA,  an aunt Michelle Manning of Maquoketa, IA, and a number of cousins.

Preceding Jakers in death were his paternal grandparents, Jerry Bodkin and Alberta Bodkin, and maternal grandmother, Sheryl Chapman.

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To the family, I am so saddened to hear of your loss and would like to extend my condolences. Please continue to love and support one another, especially during this time. "At that time the lame will leap like the deer, And the tongue of the speechless will shout for joy." says Isaiah chapter 35 verse 6.It is my sincere hope that "the peace of God that surpasses all understanding guard your hearts." (Philippians 4:6,7) With deep sympathy and heartfelt prayers.

s. ukenta Mar 4 2015 12:00 AM

Dear Angie and family, You are in our thoughts and prayers. Mark, Sara, Addison and Parker English

Sara English Mar 2 2015 12:00 AM

We send thoughts and prayers for your family as you celebrat his life. Pam and Tim Coffey

Pam Coffey Mar 2 2015 12:00 AM

Jake, Angie and family, I am so saddened to hear about your loss. I remember him doing his verses in Awana here in Tipton. We missed him when you moved to Washington. Our pastor prayed you yesterday; we will pray for your family tonight in Awana. I'm so sorry for your loss, Jakers was a great child.

Kathleen C Humphrey Mar 2 2015 12:00 AM

My daughter Gabrielle talked about Jake often as she was his friend at school. I can't imagine the heartache you are feeling. Please know that you will be in our thoughts and prayers daily. The Goodwin's

Cassie Goodwin Mar 2 2015 12:00 AM

Angie and family: We are so sorry for your loss. We will be praying for comfort for your entire family. I remember in 1st grade, that for Halloween, Jake was "Jake" from Jake and the Neverland Pirates. He seemed so happy that day during the Halloween Parade. Thinking of you all, and praying again for comfort during this most difficult time. ~Angela Langstraat(Emma Langstraat's mom.)

Angela Langstraat Mar 2 2015 12:00 AM

Jake was such an incredible young man!I will never forget his smile nor his amazing sense of humor!We all mourn with you---he will be missed at CCT!

Rachel Kongshaug Mar 2 2015 12:00 AM

I am so sorry to hear about Jake's passing. The loss of a child is a grief like no other. You are in my thoughts and prayers during this most difficult of times.

Evie Richardson Mar 2 2015 12:00 AM

Dear Angie and family, You are in our thoughts and prayers. Mark, Sara, Addison and Parker English

Sara English Mar 2 2015 12:00 AM

Armando and I are so very sorry for you loss. Our prayers go out to you and your family.

Armando and Nitza Castillo Mar 2 2015 12:00 AM

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