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“Aunt Lou was a wonderful lady. Always had a smile on her face. She will be missed. Prayers to Uncle John and the families. ”
1 of 6 | Posted by: Judy Olsen - Battle Creek, MI

“Dear John - My dearest sympathy to you. Lou was such a wonderful person. God Bless you and I hope all your terrific memories will help keep you...Read More »
2 of 6 | Posted by: Cathy (Mead) Kowalski - MI

“John and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Your in my thoughts and prayers Lou will miss so much. Dorene Boult Hospice ”
3 of 6 | Posted by: Dorene Boult - East Leroy, MI

“John - We know the many good thoughts and fun memories of Lou will help console the loss in your heart. We are thinking of you with much love. ”
4 of 6 | Posted by: Dave and Carol Pierce - MI

“John and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Your in my thoughts and prayers.Angie Bentley, Hospice Residence ❤ ”
5 of 6 | Posted by: Angie Bentley - Battle creek, MI

“Lou was such and amazing part of our Food Bank Family here at the Food Bank of South Central Michigan. It was impossible not to be cheered and...Read More »
6 of 6 | Posted by: Patty Parker - Battle Creek, MI


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Louella McCowey, 81, of Battle Creek passed away at her home on February 28, 2017.

"Lou", as she was known to everyone and to her family "Tootsie" was born June 5, 1935 in Bendon, MI, the daughter of William and Maude (Shipley) McCarry. Lou graduated from Traverse City Central High School and moved to Battle Creek shortly thereafter.

In Battle Creek, Lou met John McCowey and you know the rest of that story. Lou with her exuberant personality, was a perfect match for her occupation in retail and she thoroughly enjoyed meeting and being of service to her customers. With Lou's generosity of heart she and John volunteered for many years, at the Food Bank of South Central Michigan. Lou also was a volunteer, during multiple elections at the local Precinct in Pennfield Ml. Lou and John enjoyed their many trips around the U.S.A. and especially enjoyed visiting covered bridges, wherever they could be found.

Lou is survived by brothers, James, Robert (June); a sister, Galetta (Richard) and by numerous nephews and nieces and their families. She was proceeded in death by her parents; and two brothers, Stephen and Earl.

A memorial gathering will be held for Lou and John 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Saturday, June 23th at Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Food Bank of South Central Michigan. Personal messages for the family may be placed here at www.farleyestesdowdle.com.