Beverly May Cowan, 93

Beverly May Cowan, 93, formerly of Shenango Twp. passed away Thursday, March 26, 2020 at the home of her daughter in Brighton Twp.following a three month illness.

Born August 10, 1926 in Ellwood City, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Twila (Miller) Hertzog . She was married to Norman Lee Cowan for 59 years when he died August 26, 2004.

Beverly graduated from Lincoln High School in 1944. During WWII, she worked as an operator for Bell Telephone. Beverly was a member of Harmony Baptist Church. She enjoyed shopping and cherished time spent with family.

Survivors include three daughters, Darlene Decker of Mt. Washington, Kentucky, Peggy (Gary) Strawhecker of New Castle, Karen (Ed) Stuck of Brighton Twp; brother, Paul Hertzog of New Brighton; two grandsons, Marc and Jason Strawhecker; and eight great grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Ronald Norman Cowan; four sisters; three brothers; and two grandchildren, Doreen Osborn and Rob Cross.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, private services will be held for the immediate family on Saturday. Pastor Jeff Mackay of Harmony Baptist Church will officiate. Interment will follow in Harmony Baptist Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Harmony Baptist Church or Vitas Hospice.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Marshall Funeral Home, Ellwood City.

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2 thoughts on “Beverly May Cowan, 93

  1. To Darlene,Peggy,and Karen my prayers go out to you and your familys ! Your Mom was a great lady, who raised three beautiful daughters !Hope to see you all this summer !I cut and laminated your moms picture from the paper ! If i see one of you i will give it to who ever i see first !!!!!

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