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Gladys Marie Cowan

Gladys Marie Cowan, longtime Mounds area resident, died Wednesday, July 14, 2004 at St. John Medical Center in Tulsa at the age of 87. She was born April 9, 1917 in Wellston, Oklahoma to Linza and Martha (Wolf) Payne. She moved to the Mounds area at a very young age and on January 6, 1933 married David E. Cowan in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. Mrs. Cowan helped her husband on the farm and enjoyed quilting and worked on the election board for many years. She was a member of Mounds Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, a sister, Enid Mason, two brothers, Louis Payne and Hubert Payne and a son-in-law, Sam Wadley. Survivors include her daughter, Davena Wadley of Beggs, two grandchildren, one great grandchild and two great great grandchildren. A funeral service will be held 2:00 p.m. Friday, July 16, 2004 at the Mounds Baptist Church with Reverend Dick Knox officiating. Interment will follow in the Mounds Cemetery. Viewing will be Thursday from 1-9 at the McClendon-Winters Funeral Home of Beggs.