Canton - Betty Cowan, 93, of Canton, passed away at 7:30 am, Tuesday, July 13, 2021 at her residence. She was born on October 1, 1927 in Bryant, IL to Nelles and Minerva (Simpson) Laird. Betty first married Edwin Downing. He preceded her in death and she later married Otto Cowan on September 24, 1983. He also preceded her in death on August 9, 1989. She was also preceded in death by her parents, an infant daughter, son Lanny Gene Fidler, granddaughter Amber Zaborac, six brothers; Dewey, Clyde, Lyle, Ross, Guy and Gene Laird, four sisters Opal, Leona, Thelma Laird and Hazel Howard.
Surviving is a daughter Debra (Mike Johnson) Zaborac of Canton and her Siamese cat, Mariska.
Betty worked at Graham Hospital, Renaissance Care Center and Oaks-Hines Funeral Home. She was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church and the Women of the Moose in Canton.
Her favorite pastime was reading mysteries and Indian books. She enjoyed watching "Day's of our Lives", baking cookies and giving them away. She was known as the "Cookie Lady"
A visitation will be held on Monday, July 19, 2021 from 5-7pm, at the Oaks-Hines Funeral Home in Canton. Cremation rites have been accorded and the burial of the ashes will follow in White Chapel Memory Gardens in Canton on Tuesday, July 20, 2021 at 10 am.
Memorials can be made to either the Altruistic Club or the Christian Service Program.
To leave online condolences please visit www.oakshinesfuneralhome.com
Betty was such a sweet lady and enjoyed her sense of humor. She will be missed.
Debby & Mike, So sorry for your loss. You did an excellent job of caring for her. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Joe & Holly
Aunt Betty enjoyed See's candies and she was reciting a funny poem for me just a few weeks ago. She had a good memory and kept our family stories and history alive. I will truly miss her. Janet Laird
John & Sharon Laird
We will miss talking to Aunt Betty and hearing all her great stories and jokes. Our thoughts and prayers are with Debbie and Mike.
Deb, so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you.......Terry and John Fanning
So sorry for your loss.
My heartfelt sympathy and prayers to the family, May your hearts be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times you shared together as you celebrate a life blessed and well lived. Psalms 90:10
Sorry for your loss Debbie. Such great memories of Aunt Betty. Thinking of you.
So sorry Debbie. 😥🙏
Debbie & Mike, So sorry for your loss. Lori & Ebby Murphy
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