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Barbara Cowan

July 23, 1937 — June 20, 2022


Jane Story Cowan, 84 of Ewing, Kentucky, passed away Monday evening, June 20, 2022, at her home in Ewing after an extended illness. She was born July 23, 1937, in Ewing to the late Kenneth Dudley Story and Geneva Blake Barnett.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Cowan, grandson Jeremy Dye, brothers, Jerry Story and Robert Bevins, brother-in-law, Gordon (Gladys) Cowan and son-in-law, Robert Garrison.

Survivors include her daughter, Cynthia Garrison of Flemingsburg, Kentucky, her son Billy Cowan and his wife Tammy of Ewing, grandson, Isaac Carpenter of Maysville, Kentucky, sister-in-law, Loree Bevins of Ewing, nephew Terry Cowan and his wife Molly of Mason County, Kentucky as well as many extended family members and friends.

In her early adult years, Jane used her talents as a seamstress to make doll clothes for youngsters and wedding dresses for soon-to-be brides. In addition, she served as caretaker for many of the neighborhood children while their parents worked. She was an avid genealogist, spending countless years researching her family history as well as assisting others in their searches.

Jane was an active member of the Ewing Baptist Church where she faithfully served as a WMU member, GA leader and mentor to others, until physical conditions prohibited her from doing so. In her later years she enjoyed scrapbooking and making and sending homemade cards, which she considered her ministry.

Funeral services will be conducted 10:00 am Friday, June 24, 2022, at the Ewing Baptist Church, 1676 Ewing Road, Ewing, Kentucky 41039 with Brother DeWayne Sowell and Brother Tim Collins officiating.

Burial will follow in the Elizaville Cemetery.

Visitation at the Ewing Baptist Church is after 5:00 pm Thursday.

Pall bearers will be Isaac Carpenter, Billy Cowan, Jim Cowan, Larry Courtney, Tracy Hunt and Tim Collins.

In lieu of flowers contributions in memory of Jane Cowan are suggested to the Ewing Baptist Church, 1676 Ewing, Road, Ewing Kentucky 41039 or Hospice of Hope, 909 Kenton Station Drive, Maysville, Kentucky 41056.

Price Brothers Funeral Home in Elizaville, Kentucky is caring for all arrangements for Jane Cowan.

To send flowers to the family in memory of Barbara Cowan, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

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Thursday, June 23, 2022

5:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Ewing Baptist Church

, Ewing, KY 41039

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Friday, June 24, 2022

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