Obituary of Rita Faye McCowan
Morenci – Rita Faye McCowan, age 70 of Morenci, passed into the loving arms of her Savior on Tuesday, May 4, 2022, at ProMedica Toledo Hospital. She was born in Morenci on March 23, 1952, to the late Johnny and Thelma (Sing) Henson. On June 24, 1972, in Morenci, she married James McCowan, and he survives. Rita was self-employed, providing in-home care to those in need.
Rita was a member of Blissfield Baptist Church. In the Christian spirit, she had compassion for those around her; never passing judgement on anyone and always putting the needs of others before her own. Family was also important to Rita. She loved spending as much time as she could with them, and loved watching Ohio State Football with her grandson, Dalton. Her dogs, Christmas, and cooking were also passions of hers. Her family says she made the absolute best fried chicken and biscuits and gravy. Rita also loved to dance, go to garage sales, play Bingo, and go to the casino.
Left to cherish her precious memory are her husband, James; children, Chris (Jodi) McCowan and Rachel (Jeremy) Johnson; grandchildren, Dalton and Justis (Austin Gilson) McCowan and Hayden Lee Johnson; and sisters, Cathy (Jeff) Sallows and Linda Sue Hobbs. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Eldon and Ward Hough; sister, Wilma Schoonover; and a brother-in-law, Jon Hobbs.
The family will receive visitors on Monday, May 9, 2022, from 2:00 – 8:00 p.m., at the Eagle-Marry Funeral Home – Morenci Chapel. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, May 10, 2022, at 11:00 a.m., also at the funeral home. Pastor Tom Frantz will officiate, and interment will follow in Packard Cemetery.
Online condolences to the family may be offered at www.eaglemarryfuneralhome.com. Monetary contributions in Rita’s memory may be directed to the family for future designation. The Eagle-Marry Funeral Home – Morenci Chapel is honored to serve the McCowan family.