March 29, 1923 - February 15, 2022
Margie (Shepherd) Cowan, 98 of Knoxville, Tennessee, passed away peacefully on February 15, 2022. Margie was born to John and Mollie Shepherd in Appalachia, VA where she enjoyed a loving home and family. She graduated from Appalachia High School and married her high school sweetheart, Carl Cowan on August 27, 1944. She was a faithful Methodist Minister’s wife for 32 years, supporting the ministry and raising a family in several churches in East Tennessee and Virginia. Margie loved to read, bake, singing in the church choir and spending time with her family and will be forever remembered for her beauty, loving kindness, and sweet spirit. In addition to her parents, Margie was preceded in death by her beloved husband Carl, both brothers and all five of her sisters. She is survived and will be deeply missed by her son Richard and wife Susan; daughter, Susan Whitehead; grandchildren; Brian (Jessica) Witt, Terri (Nathan) Hodges; six great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and other extended family and friends. A special thank you to Margie’s special friends Becky Frye, Carol Jamison and Carol Carlin who were faithful visitors providing her with loving companionship. The Funeral Service will be on Tuesday, February 22nd at 11:00am at Cokesbury United Methodist Church, with Rev. Rebekah Fetzer and Rev. Charles Maynard officiating. The family will receive friends before the service beginning at 10am. The family will gather that afternoon at 1:00pm at East Tennessee State Veteran’s Cemetery on Lyon’s View Pike for the Committal Service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Susannah’s House or Manna House ministries through Cokesbury Church, 9919 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN, 37919. Rose Funeral and Cremation – Mann is honored to serve the Cowan family and invites you to view and sign their online guestbook at rosefuneraltn.com.
Margie (Shepherd) Cowan, 98 of Knoxville, Tennessee, passed away peacefully on February 15, 2022. Margie was born to John and Mollie Shepherd in Appalachia, VA where she enjoyed a loving home and family. She graduated from Appalachia High School... View Obituary & Service Information
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