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Viola M. Cowell | Obituary

By on June 26, 2018 at 8:29 pm

Viola M. Cowell

Viola M. Cowell (nee Dougherty), 98, of Red Bud, died June 25, 2018.

She was born Sept. 15, 1919, daughter of the lateThomas and Emma Dougherty (nee Murphy).

Viola married Clyde L. Cowell on July 1, 1950; he preceded her in death on Nov. 5, 1991.

Viola was a wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, great-aunt, sister, sister-in-law and a devoted Catholic.

An Irish lass and lady of class, you taught us to live, love and laugh, and so much more. Now it’s time to reunite with Dad and share in God’s eternal glory. Thank you, Mom, for all the love you gave us and all the lives you touched. We will love you forever.

She is survived by her daughter, Dian (Greg) Keil; her son, Dean (Cleo) Cowell; her grandchildren, Barry (Devon) Albert, Beau Albert, Amanda (Steven) Falkenhain, Adam (Liz) Cowell, and Amy (Bryan) Trollop; her great-grandchildren, Tori Albert, Griffin Ziebold, Dylan Falkenhain, Madison Falkenhain, Ella Cowell, Brody Trollop, Colton Albert, Maverick Cowell, Fallyn Albert, and Haydn Albert; her niece, Carol Dougherty; her nephews, Steve (fiancee Mary Jane Kish) Van Buren, Phil (Karen) Cowell, and Dan (Brenda) Cowell; her special sister-in-law, Bernice “Bunny” Cowell; along with great-nieces and -nephews, great-great-nieces and -nephews, and numerous cousins.

Viola is preceded in death by her parents; her siblings, Loretta and Julius Pollock, John “Pat” and Mary Dougherty, Joe Dougherty, Mary and Rudy Van Buren, and infant brother, Christopher Dougherty; brother-in-law, Leo Cowell; niece, Martha Jane Dougherty; and nephew, Robert Dougherty.

Visitation will be 9-11 a.m. June 30, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Red Bud.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. June 30, Monsignor Dennis Schaefer officiating.

Interment will follow at St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery, Red Bud. 

In lieu of customary remembrances, the family requests with gratitude that memorial contributions be directed to St. John the Baptist Catholic School or St. John’s Lutheran School.

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