Betty Cowan

Oct 01, 1927 - Jul 13, 2021

Betty Cowan

October 01, 1927 - July 13, 2021


Betty Cowan
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.
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Mon, Jul 19, 2021 at 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Oaks-Hines Funeral Home ~ Canton

1601 East Chestnut Street
Canton, IL 61520

Tue, Jul 20, 2021 at 10:00 am
White Chapel Memory Gardens

24550 North County Road 6
Canton, IL 61520

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