Mt. MOURNE Catherine Louise Cowan, 97, of Mt. Mourne, passed away Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019, at Autumn Care of Cornelius. Born May 19, 1922, in Iredell County, she was a daughter of the late Jesse McNeely Cowan and Catherine Gouger Cowan. Catherine lived in the house where she was born in Mount Mourne until having to move into an assisted living facility at age 95. Catherine attended Mount Mourne School, and then high school in Davidson. She took classes at Charlotte School of Business, and then worked for Olin Chemical Corporation for 44 years in Charlotte before retiring. Catherine played the violin and sang in the choir at Centre Presbyterian Church, where she was a lifelong member. Catherine was generous, giving often to numerous charities, but also with her family. Having never married and no children of her own, she treated her nieces and nephews as her own. Catherine has one remaining sister out of a family of five, Margaret Rebecca Cowan, 92. She was preceded in death by brothers, Jesse McNeely Cowan Jr. and Charles Robert Cowan; sister, Ruth Cowan Pierce; and a nephew, Jon Randall (Randy) Cowan. Catherine is also survived by seven nephews and nieces, Claudine C. "Kathe" Hyman, Kerry B. Cowan, Judy C. Morrow, C. William (Bill) Pierce, Elizabeth (Beth) P. Manoso, Charles C. Pierce and Catherine R. Pierce; six great-nephews; two great-nieces; three great-great-nieces; and one great-great-nephew. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, Aug. 23, at Centre Presbyterian Church in Mooresville, with the Rev. Dr. Robert M. Howard officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Centre Presbyterian Church, 129 Centre Church Rd., Mooresville, NC 28117. Cavin-Cook Funeral Home, Mooresville, is serving the family of Miss Cowan. Condolences may be made to the Cowan family at www.cavin-cook.com.
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