Blanche Cowen

Blanche Effie Cowen, 100, of Rushsylvania, died Monday, March 10, 2014, at her residence.

She was born in Hamilton, Ind., on May 31, 1913, to the late John and Charlotte Brendel Stringer. She also was preceded in death by two sons, William and James; two sisters, Juanita and Josephine; one brother, Sherman; and one grandson, Johnny.

 Survivors include one son, John S. (LaVerna) Cowen of Kenton; one daughter, Mary Strawser of Rushsylvania; one stepson, Harold Gray; 12 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren.

 She was an employee at the former Kenton Laundry Mat and was a member of the former Church on the Rocks of Kenton.

A graveside service is at 11 a.m. Friday at Grove Cemetery, Kenton. No visitation is planned.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charities of the donors’ choices.

Arrangements were handled by Price Funeral Home, Kenton, where condolences may be expressed at