Durinda Anne Cowen, 68, of Louisville formerly of Bardstown, passed away Saturday April 3, 2021 at Norton Women’s and Children Hospital.
Durinda was born the 10th out of 11 children to Elmer and Nancy Coomes on July 22, 1952. She graduated from Bardstown High School in 1971 and later moved to Louisville where she met her life partner, Wolf Cowen, and they raised two children together, Keely Cowen, and Julion Cowen. Rindy, as everyone called her, worked as a mail clerk for 20 years at Norton Hospital and showed up every day with a smile on her face. She was an avid reader, a phenomenal cook, the most loving Gigi to her grandchildren Abel and Arie Emery, and a second Mom to many. Her life and memory will forever be a blessing to all of those she touched.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Elmer and Nancy Coomes; five sisters, Carolyn Ballard, Tina Ballard, Patricia Wise, Mary Hagan, and Janie Murray; and two brothers, Elmer Coomes Jr., and William Ernest “Ernie” Coomes.
She is survived by her life partner, Wolf Cowen of Louisville; daughter, Keely Cowen of Louisville; son Julion Cowen of Japan; two grandsons, Abel Emery and Arie Emery; two sisters, Vivian Schepker of Bardstown, and Pam (Bill) Wright of Cox’s Creek; brother, Val (Bernice) Coomes of Bardstown; and several nieces and nephews.
Her funeral mass will be 11 am Saturday April 10, 2021 at Basilica of St. Joseph Proto-Cathedral, with burial in St. Joseph Cemetery. Rev. Terry Bradshaw will officiate. Visitation will be 9 am to 10:15 am Saturday April 10 at Barlow Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
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