Florence Cowan, 95, of Marion was claimed by death at on
Saturday, April 27.She was an educator
at Owensville in the early 1900's.
Born on February 27, 1879, the deceased was the daughter of
the late Isaac and Laura Polk Spore.She
was a 1896 graduate of PrincetonHigh School and graduated from IndianaUniversity in 1904.The same year she began teaching at a one
room school in Owensville.For several
years she was the principal of the combined grade and High School in
The deceased was married to Robert E. Cowan who preceded her in death in
1940.He was principal at Marion.She was an active member of the MethodistChurch and was teacher of the Adult Sunday
School Class until she was 85.She was a
charter member of the Monday Conversation Club.
Surviving are three sons, Raymond of Franklin, Charles of Silver Spring,
Md., and Ralph of Chicago; a sister, Mrs. Charles (Della) Ernest of Elyria, O.,
5 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held on Monday at at the Diggs Funeral Home in Marion in charge of Rev. Phill Stephens.Burial was in the I.O.O.F.Cemetery in Marion.