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Doris A. (Harvey) Cowen

February 19, 1923 ~ December 31, 2018 (age 95)

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, Michigan to Reuben Durard and Ada Belle (Bower) Harvey.  She married Robert  M. Cowen November 25, 1952 and he preceded her in death 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; 3 sisters and 2 brothers. Funeral services will be 2:00 P. M. Thursday, January 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 11:00 A. M. to 2:00 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

Donations may be made to:

Ridgeway Township Fire Department
103 W. Chicago Blvd., Britton MI 49229
Tel: 1-517-451-8264

Britton-Deerfield Schools
201 College Avenue, Britton MI 49229
Tel: 1-517-451-4581

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