Anne Shirley Cowan

Born in New York, New York on December 21, 1941

Departed on May 13, 2019 and resided in Hendersonville, TN

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Mrs. Anne Shirley Cowan age 77, of Hendersonville, TN, passed away on Monday, May 13, 2019.

Mrs. Cowan was born in New York, New York, on December 21, 1941, the daughter of the late George Wachstetter and Viola Howe Wachstetter. She retired from Nassau Community College. Mrs. Cowan attended First Presbyterian Church of Gallatin. She enjoyed living at the Hearth where she was on the Residential Advisory Board. Mrs. Cowan was an artist, avid camper and bowler, and former Girl Scout Leader. She will be remembered most for her kind heart and being an incredible lady. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Cowan was preceded in death by her husband, John Cowan.

Survivors include her daughters, Kimothy Warren (Chris) and Sharon Sheridan (Bill); and three grandchildren, Kiana Warren, John Sheridan, and Joseph Sheridan.

A Celebration of Life will be held at The Hearth at Hendersonville on Saturday, June 15, 2019, 3:00 P.M. -4:00 P.M.

In lieu of flowers the family respectfully requests memorial contributions be made to Skinner Strong Foundation, 1534 Cherry Blossom Terrace, Lake Mary, FL 32746 (

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7 Comments to Anne Shirley Cowan

  1. Amy Wilson
    May 14, 2019 7:22 pm

    Blessed beyond measure to have known this amazing lady…i love being able to help take care of her….”mom” will be missed so very much…who will ever let me squeeze their lemons again? Love you momma Anne❤❤

  2. Linda Flood
    May 14, 2019 7:25 pm

    Anne was certainly a great friend to my mother, Shirley Armstrong. Her mealtime conversations and her dedication to the game… Mah Jong was unparalleled. Charlie and I will miss our visits with her. We weep, the angels sing.

  3. Helene Hanson
    May 14, 2019 7:33 pm

    Rest In Peace Aunt Anne♥️ Lots of love and always in our prayers your Phoenix Family
    Helene,Chris ,Sage, Danielle and Emily

  4. Eileen Maney
    May 14, 2019 7:52 pm

    I have so many wonderful memories of being with my
    dear friends Anne and Jack Cowan and their
    family. Rest In Peace my dear strong friend.
    You have earned your wings.🙏🏻

  5. Kelly Yarbrough
    May 14, 2019 7:59 pm

    It was such a blessing to have known Anne. She was kind, thoughtful and had a wonderful sense of humor. She painstakingly knitted my granddaughter a beautiful quilt which she still enjoys today. Sure it will continue to be treasured. She will be missed by many.

  6. Graceann Troia
    May 14, 2019 9:35 pm

    Rest easy now Aunt Anne. We will miss your easy goingness and infectious laughter. Thank you for all the incredible memories. Heavenly sent to us and now reunited with Uncle Jack. We love you to to heaven and back. Please watch over us until we are together again. Graceann, Glenn Sr, Glenn Jr & Kyle Andrew Xoxo

  7. Cheri Anderson
    May 18, 2019 9:27 pm

    ANNE will be missed every day. Everyone loved ANNE. I loved our conversations about her beautiful daughters and how proud she was of her grandchildren. Thank you Kimothy and Sharon for letting us care for your precious mother. Cheri Anderson

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