Doris A. Cowen

Doris A. Cowen, age 95, of Tecumseh, passed away December 31, 2018 at Cambrian Assisted Living under the care of Hospice of Lenawee. Doris was born February 19, 1923 in Romulus, Mich., to Reuben Durard and Ada Belle (Bower) Harvey. She married Robert  M. Cowen on November 25, 1952 and he preceded her in death on February 23, 2001.

Doris spent her days caring for her family and home. She loved her family and loved having get-togethers. Her greatest joy was her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Doris was always happy and smiling and loved by everyone.

Doris is survived by her children, Bradley (Kimberly) Cowen of Manchester, Gregory (Jan) Cowen of Britton and Candace Skelton (Bradford Dillon) of Britton; grandchildren Melanie, (Troy) Alcock,  Derek (Michelle) Cowen,  Justin (Samantha) Cowen,  Jordan (Laura) Cowen, Tara (Brent) Buchler,  Tayler  (Erin) Skelton and Chloe Cowen;  and great-grandchildren, Nicholas, Spencer, Hannah, Connor, Shaun, Will, Camryn, Brynn, Kellen, Blake, Kendall, Drew and Paisley.

In addition to her husband, Robert, Doris was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters and two brothers.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019 at J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home, Tecumseh with Pastor Jim Schenck officiating. Burial will follow in Ridgeway Cemetery, Ridgeway. Visitation will also be on Thursday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. preceding the service. Donations may be made to the Ridgeway Township Fire Department or the Britton Deerfield Schools. Condolences to the family may be made online at


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