Susan K Cowden

August 18, 1938 - January 29, 2021
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Susan K. Cowden, age 82 of Lima, passed at 10:35 p.m., Friday, January 29, 2021 at her residence. She was born August 18, 1938 in Lima, Ohio to the late Roger ‘Jack’ States and Rosemary Douglass States Krimblebine.

Susan retired from J. C. Penney and was a Lima Senior High School graduate. She enjoyed watching Dancing with the Stars, watching and cheering on the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Ohio State Buckeyes. She loved feeding everyone including the birds and neighborhood cats. Susan will be remembered for being a fun loving lady who had a passion for her friends and get togethers. She loved a good party, was a great cook and above all had a kind and loving heart.

Survivors include 4 children – Kimberly S. Bailey of Maryland; Timothy R. Cowden of Mississippi; Sherry D. Oliver of Lima; Shawn W. Cowden of Lima; 10 grandchildren – twins – Kristy (Patrick) Steele and Kelly (Chris) Martinez; Amy (Gary) Cray; Dustin Bailey; Shannon (Dustin Morris) Bailey; Marissa Abner; Krista Cowden; Alina Sewell; Jason K. (Bekah) Davis; and Brandon Cowden; 23 great grandchildren; 7 great great grandchildren; a brother – Louis (Judy) States of Indian Lake; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins; and a granddog – Zues.

She was preceded in death by her former husband – William R. Cowden and a granddaughter – Brittney Oliver.

A celebration of Susan’s life will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to Ohio SPCA or Wounded Warriors.

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Born: August 18, 1938
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Valerie Thompson posted on 2/4/21

My deepest sympathies to all of Susan’s family, Tim, Kim, Sherry and Shawn, brother Louie, all the grands and great grands and all her adopted family as well!! I have so many wonderful memories going back 35 years. I met Susan in 1984 while living at C&J apartments while laying out at the pool. We became fast friends as did my whole family, my brother Brett and Susan became very close over the years. I have considered her and her kids part of my extended family. She will be missed by all who knew her. I can only imagine the welcome party on the other side!! My love to the Cowden clan.


Sherry Cole posted on 2/1/21

Sherry, So sorry to hear about your Mother. She was a beautiful lady!


Sonia Joyce posted on 1/31/21

Condolences to Kim, Tim, Sherry and Shawn. I have very special memories of your Mom! May she Rest in Peace.


Byron Selden posted on 1/31/21

Sherry, You and your family have my deepest condolences. May the peace of God through His Word bring you comfort.


Amy Meyer posted on 1/31/21

"Momma Susan" was a GREAT "mom" to ALL of us "adopted" kids. She always was there thru the good times and the tough ones for me personally, and whenever I was out of line she was sure to let me know and help guide me back on course. My heart is with ALL of you during this time. All my love to YOU!!! Amy


Kristy Steele posted on 1/30/21

She was one special lady and the loss of her is felt deeply by many, even though she lived a full life. The love of a Grandma is unique. God must have given Grandmothers to us to liven up our lives, to make our lives more complete, to make us well rounded and better human beings. She taught me a lot about love and the meaning of family.. She has never been just ‘my Grandmother’, but my guardian, my friend and my inspiration. We will miss our Grandmother, but her spirit and strength, lives on in each of us and in the lives that she touched. She lives on in me and in all those who have been touched by the love, strength, conviction, wisdom, and beauty of her soul. Love you Grandma – You truly were a special, special woman! You may have passed on, but your memories would always live on within us. Thank you for your sacrifices, your care and concern, your love and everything that you have done for everyone! Wherever you are, I know you are in a much better place. I will be forever grateful and thankful that you were and still forever will be Grandma Sue ❤️