Glenna Cowan


Glenna Cowan, 56, of Columbia, died Monday, Jan. 2, 2017 at Taylor Regional Hospital.

She was born on Oct. 21, 1960, in Adair County to the late Walker and Doris McGaha Cowan. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by five brothers, Sam, W.T., Kenny, Cassius and Leonard Cowan; and four sisters, Peggy Fudge, Carol Luttrell, Patricia Montgomery and Gertrude Burton.

She received her master’s degree in human services and counseling and was a social worker.

She is survived by seven brothers, Darrell (Lisa), Phillip (Sherry) and Calvin (Bernice) Cowan all of Columbia; two sisters, Leoda (Donnie) Curry of Columbia and Dora (Charlie) Ames of Ill.; and a special friend, Debbie Gray of Henderson. Several nieces and nephews including four special nieces, Allison Bardin, Amy Mouser, BreAnna Coffey and Brooke Cowan also survive.

Funeral service is Friday, Jan. 6 at 2 p.m. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with Bro. Matthew Cowan and Bro. Clifton Cowan officiating with burial in Bearwallow Cemetery. Visitation is today after 5 p.m.

Casket bearers were Darrell Cowan, Roger Cowan, Vaughn Cowan, Phillip Cowan, Donnie Cowan, Brian Cowan, Doug Cowan, Anthony “Pee Wee” Cowan and Ricky Kerns.

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements. Visit

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