Frances P. Cowan, home schooled her children

Frances P. Cowan, age 63, of San Antonio, Texas, caught the 11:47 a.m. Heavenly Express, on April 11 following a heart attack, and arrived in the arms of her Blessed Savior, Jesus Christ.

She is survrived by her husband, Joseph Wayne Cowan and three children, sons Christopher Joel Cowan of Bay Shore, NY, Jonathan Aaron Cowan (and wife Dr. Vanessa ) of New York City, and daughter Sarah Angela Cowan of the San Antonio home.

Also surviving is her mother, Mabel Whelply, of Kingsport, Tenn. and four sisters, Arlene (Whelply) Lorimer and husband Charles of Millington, Tenn., Barbara (Whelply) Barbe and husband Kenneth of Englewood, Colo., Nancy L. (Whelply) Shelton and husband Ronald of Kingsport, Tenn., Kathy (Whelply) Weller and husband Steve of Phoenix, NY.

She is preceded in death by her father, Robert E. Whelply, and one older sister, Carolyn M. (Whelply) McConnell.

Fran was a dedicated stay at home mother and especially being a home school mother for her three children which now have all been graduated from various colleges and being proud citizens for God and country.

She often said she learned more while home schooling than when she was in school herself. Fran was also an accomplished seamstress and quilt maker.

Visitation was Tuesday, April 15 at the Hillscest Funeral Home Chapel in San Antonio, Texas. A graveside service was held April 16 at the Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.

The family wishes to thank The Cristus Santa Rose Hospital in Westover Hills for the care they afforded Frances.in the ICU.

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