VAN WERT - Geraldine Ellen Cowell, 89, of Van Wert, OH, passed away at 9:54 p.m., on Monday, July 28, 2014, CHP Inpatient Hospice Center in Van Wert.

Cowell was born on September 20, 1924, in Painesville, OH, to Floyd and Jessie (Myers) Brown, both of whom are deceased. She married Earl Wesley Cowell on March 26, 1941. He preceded her in death on September 28, 1986.

She is survived by a son, Ronald Cowell of Portland, Oregon; a daughter, Gloria Cowell of Van Wert; two brothers, Robert Brown of Hamler, OH and Carroll Brown of Columbus, OH; two grandsons, Travis and Christopher Cowell of Portland; a special friend, Kelci Crawford; and many nieces and nephews.

Cowell was also preceded in death by two brothers, Basil and Donald Brown; and a sister, Thelma Bodenbender.

She was employed at Eaton for 21 years and a member of First United Brethren Church.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, August 1, 2014 at Woodland Cemetery in Van Wert and be officiated by Pastor Jodi Harr.

Preferred memorials are to the American Heart Association or CHP Inpatient Hospice Center.

Arrangements are by Cowan & Son Funeral Home, 616 S. Washington Street, Van Wert, Ohio.

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