April 14, 1936 – Dec. 9, 2015
Shirley Louise Cowden, 79, of Lovell, died Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015, at the New Horizons Care Center in Lovell.
Shirley was born April 14, 1936, in Sidney, Iowa. She was the first child of Rodger and Mary Carpenter. She grew up on the family farm in Sidney and graduated from Sidney High School.
Shirley married Keith Cowden in 1968 (second marriage for both). After retirement, they moved to Lovell and have resided there for the past 15 years.
Shirley had many hobbies and interests. She loved crafting and painting ceramics. Summers were spent working in her yard and tending her flowers and trees. In her earlier years she played piano and enjoyed many types of music.
Her parents, Rodger and Mary Carpenter, preceded her in death. She is survived by her brother Terry Carpenter and wife Jane, husband Keith, son Evan, three stepchildren: Chris Cowden and wife Shelly, Cole Cowden and wife Kathy and Cynthia Triplett and husband Tony, four grandchildren: Wacey Johnson, True Triplett, Quinn Cowden and Luc Cowden and two great-grandchildren: Paityn Jewell and Lela Jean.
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