Charlie Cowan, 88, of Stockton, Missouri passed away April 24, 2014 at Lake Stockton Healthcare Facility.
Charlie was the only child born to John E. and Mildred George Cowan on Oct. 13, 1925 in Newton, Kansas. He joined the United States Navy at age 17 and served as a torpedo man’s mate 3rd class for three years during World War II.
Upon his honorable discharge, he hurried home to marry the love of his life, Blanche Brown in Burns, Kansas. They were married for 68 years until his passing.
They resided in Newton, Kansas before moving to Marion, Kansas where Charlie built the house he and Blanche lived in on Marion County Lake for 42 years. In 2006 they moved to Stockton, Missouri where they quickly made new friends at the Korth Senior Center.
Charlie was a union brick mason for nearly 30 years. Upon retirement he loved to travel in his RV to enjoy bluegrass and the fellowship of other campers. Charlie never met a stranger and cherished his family and friendships. He was a faithful Baptist and was known for his powerful prayers.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by his loving wife Blanche, daughters, Marsha Cowan of Stockton, Missouri and Shelley McLain of Edgerton, Kansas; grandchildren, Spencer McLain, Cameron McLain (fiancée’ Kaitlyn Farnham), and Trey Patterson; great grandson, Beau McLain; and brother-in-law Bill G. Brown, of Newton, Kansas and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation was held at Brumback Funeral Home, Stockton, Missouri on April 26, funeral services immediately followed. Interment at Greenwood Cemetery in Newton, Kansas on April 28.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Korth Senior Center, Stockton, Missouri or the Marion Kansas Senior Center.
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