Chancy Raymon Cowell, 86, of Bloomfield, passed away at 4:45 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2006 at Hospitality House of Bloomington.
Born June 30, 1919 in Kokomo, he was the son of Clayton R. Cowell and Katherine Kinsley. His first wife, Dola Mae (Pruett) Cowell passed away April 18, 1975. His second wife, Mary Jane Page (Harp) Cowell passed away Feb. 11, 1998.
He built and operated the Light House Truck Stop in Bloomfield in the 1950s and 1960s. He was a member of the Switz City Christian Church. He was also a pilot who loved to fly and was a school bus driver for Switz City schools.
Survivors include: three sons, Charles Roger Cowell of Bloomfield, Daniel R. Cowell and his wife Angela of Solsberry, and David Cowell and his wife Joyce of Evansville; a step-daughter Wilma and her husband William Helms of Bloomfield; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife Dola Mae Cowell, his second wife Mary Jane Page Cowell, an infant daughter Carol Rita, three sisters, Thelma Heaton, Mavis Croxford, and Monna Harris, an infant sister, and an infant brother.
Funeral service will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Jenkins & Sons Funeral Home Bloomfield with the Rev. Chris Gehring officiating. Burial will be at Prairie Chapel Cemetery.
Friends may call today from 4-8 p.m., and Tuesday one hour prior to service at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Online condolences are available at www.jenkinsfuneralhomes.com.