Celebrating the life of Betty Lou Cowman
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Betty worked for some dry cleaners, manufacturing companies and then became a realtor working as a real estate agent for Doug Keyes Realty in Rockford. After getting her broker’s license she opened Cowman Realty. She retired in 2011 as a caregiver for the Department of Human Services, division or rehabilitation. She also sold Avon and the Works cleaning products.
Betty earned her GED and also became a Notary Public for Winnebago County. She was a member of New Life Bible Church near Pecatonica and having a big heart donated to Unicef, American Bible Society and paralyzed veterans. She enjoyed raising flowers, collecting rocks, knitting and being a great-grandma.
Betty is survived by her sons, Michael (Beth) Cowman, Bruce Cowman, Gregory (Sharon) Cowman; grandchildren, Matthew (Jessica) Cowman, Tracy (Jamison) Schoenhard, Praise (Preston) Huhn, Daniel Cowman, Marissa (Eric) Daugherty, Serena (Ray) Huab, Erin (K.C.) Gobble, Shanna Cowman, Jesse (Samantha) Cowman, Wesley Cowman; great-grandchildren, Nathaniel, Lucas, Joshua, Abigail Cowman, Bayleigh, Abygail, Hannah and Hunter Huhn, Damen, Larson, Owen and Landon Daugherty, Talia, Micah and Zayah Huab, Dylan, Wade and Tyler Gobble: several nephews and nieces.
Betty is predeceased by her husband, Franklin Cowman; sisters, Joan Tucker, Juanita Truax.
A memorial celebration of life will be 10:00 a.m., Saturday, October 9, 2021, at Seward Congregational Church, 3029 S. Pecatonica Rd., Seward. A luncheon will be served in the church fellowship hall following the memorial celebration of life. Cremation rites accorded with interment at Twelve Mile Grove Cemetery near Pecatonica. In lieu of flowers a memorial will be established. Arrangements by Genandt Funeral Home, 602 N. Elida St., Winnebago. For an online obituary and tributes go to www.genandtfuneralhome.com.
Memorial Celebration of Life
3029 S. Pecatonica Rd.
Seward, IL 61077
A luncheon will be served in the church fellowship hall following the memorial celebration of life.
184 S. Pecatonica Rd.
Pecatonica, IL 61063