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Barbara Ann Cowles

August 9, 1926 March 9, 2019
Barbara Ann Cowles
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Obituary for Barbara Ann Cowles

Barbara Ann Cowles, age 92, went home to the Lord that she loved on March 9, 2019.

Barbara was born in Council Bluffs on August 9, 1926 to the late Thomas and Gladys (Harding) Gray and graduated from Thomas Jefferson High with the class of 1944. Barbara and Otis M .Cowles were united in marriage on August 1, 1950. Barbara loved her Lord, family and music.

In addition to her parents, she is also preceded in death by her husband, Otis in 2009 and her daughter, Melinda Leaders.

Survivors include daughter, Pamela Kay (Taren) Hollister of Council Bluffs; son, Timothy Dean (Sheila) Cowles of Dakota Dunes, South Dakota; 6 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren.

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Funeral Service




10:30 AM 3/13/2019 10:30:00 AM
Cutler-O'Neill Meyer-Woodring Funeral Home & Crematory

545 Willow Avenue
Council Bluffs, IA 51503

Visitation one hour prior to the funeral service at funeral home. Luncheon at the Walnut Hill Reception Center following interment.

Cutler-O'Neill Meyer-Woodring Funeral Home & Crematory
545 Willow Avenue Council Bluffs 51503 IA
United States

Cemetery Details


Memorial Park Cemetery Final Resting Place

1350 E. Pierce Street
Council Bluffs, IA 51503

1350 E. Pierce Street Council Bluffs 51503 IA
United States

Memorial Contribution

EveryStep Hospice formerly Hospice with Heart


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