Age 103, of Lansing, Michigan, passed away April 13, 2017. She was born on November 14, 1913, in Demopolis, Alabama, to Thomas and Cad Lucy Jones.

Ella and William had 7 children: Carrel, Bernadette, William, Selena, Doloras (Gary), Patrick, and Michael; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Joseph Cowan, Sr., plus 10 brothers and sisters.

The Funeral Liturgy will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 20, 2017, at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel, with Rev. Msgr. Bernard Reilly as liturgist. The Rite of Committal will follow at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. Her family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home, where the Rosary will be prayed at 7:30 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary Cathedral Altar Society in memory of Ella. Checks can be mailed to St. Mary Cathedral, Lansing.

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3 Messages to “Ella L. Cowan”

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    John Parrish Says:

    Please except my sincerest sympathies, my thoughts and prayers are with the Cowan family.

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    Mike Egan Says:

    Dear Cowan family, I was saddened to read of your Moms passing . I have many fond memories of our Holy Cross days and all growing up on Westmoreland. It doesnt seem so long ago , fond memories do last a lifetime. I would occasionally see your Mom downtown after she moved. I always enjoyed our conversations of the good old days when we would meet. I wish you peace , joy and comfort as you remember your Mom today and the days to come. You and your Mom are in my prayers. Mike Egan

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    Janet Dravenstatt Milan Says:

    To the Cowan family—your Mom was a neat lady—she
    did so much for Holy Cross school and church–she
    could make anything out of material–she made many
    cheerleading outfits—–she always had a smile–Your
    in our prayers and thoughts—-Janet Dravenstatt Milan

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