Inez Cowling

January 5, 1929February 26, 2018

Inez Cowling, 89, of Albion, IL, passed from this life to the next on February 26, 2018 at her home.

She was born January 5, 1929 in St. Louis, OK to Eva (Medley) and Theodore Poynter. She married Lee Cowling on September 18, 1949 in Morganfield, KY and he preceded her in death in 1997. Inez was a homemaker, and a member of the Olive Congregational Christian Church where she played the piano for many years.

She is survived by one daughter, Julie Rice; two sons: Bruce Cowling and Barry Cowling; two sisters: Shirley Bond and Tennie Caldwell; one brother, Johnny Poynter; six grandchildren: Bruce Cowling II, April Goldman, Amy Catt Vaughn, Eric Cowling, Robin Burton, and Philip Rice; nine great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Inez was preceded in death by her parents and her husband; a daughter, Ruby Elaine Dardeen; two sons-in-law: Tim Rice and Keith Dardeen; three grandchildren: Darren Cowling, Pete Dardeen, and Casey Dardeen; and two sisters and two brothers.

A graveside service will be held Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at Graceland Cemetery in Albion. Friends and family and asked to go directly to the cemetery.

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Ingram Funeral Home of Albion is honored to be entrusted with the arrangements.


  • Graveside Service Thursday, March 1, 2018

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Chastity Curtis

February 28, 2018

My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Inez was a very special lady and I will always remember her beautiful smile and funny sense of humor. She loved her family dearly. Thinking of you all. Much love always.