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Sharon K. Cowans

April 6, 1938 ~ November 7, 2019 (age 81)

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Sharon K. Cowans, 81, of Decatur, IN, passed away on Thursday, November 7, 2019, at Adams Woodcrest. She was born in Decatur, IN, on April 6, 1938, the daughter of the late Harold D. and Violet L. (Woodruff) Kreischer. On September 5, 1958, she married Daniel E. Cowans and after 48 years together he preceded her in death on November 28, 2006.

She attended First United Methodist Church in Decatur. She worked as a switch board operator for Central Soya.

Sharon is survived by 2 daughters, Kelly (Dave) Rumschlag and Kim (Norman) Reilly; a sister, Janice Schelsky of Stillwater, OK; 6 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by a son, Christopher "Chris" K. Cowans on December 15, 2016 and a brother, Alan Kreischer.

A Visitation and Celebration of Sharon’s Life will be held from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 10, 2019 at Haggard-Sefton-Hirschy & Zelt Funeral Home. Burial will take place in the Decatur Cemetery at a later date.

Memorials may be made to Family Life Care.

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November 10, 2019

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Haggard-Sefton-Hirschy & Zelt Funeral Home
225 West Adams Street
Decatur, IN 46733

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