Ima Jean McCowan

11/04/1942 - 09/30/2023

Obituary For Ima Jean McCowan

*** Service will be livestream 10/10/2023 @ 12:30 on Facebook - under First Baptist Church - 2nd and Walnut *****

Ima Jean McCowan gained her wings on Saturday, September 30, 2023, with her family by her side.

Ima Jean Tinsley McCowan was born November 4, 1942, to Shafter and Fannie Thompson Tinsley and reared in Flat Lick, Kentucky. She accepted Jesus Christ as a child and served the Hamilton Chapel Baptist Church until she left to go to nursing school in 1960. While attending nursing school in Danville, Kentucky, she met Matthew “Pete” McCowan whom she married in 1961. Their marriage lasted 59 years until Matthew’s death in 2020. They were loving parents to Priscilla McCowan, Carla McCowan-Alston, Mavis McCowan, and Meredith McCowan.

In addition to her husband, she was pre-deceased by her daughter Meredith, who died of SIDS as an infant, her parents, siblings Alfred Thompson, Hazel Juanita Tinsley Clark and her husband John Clark, Roselle Tinsley and his wife Barbara Tinsley, Richard Tinsley (Peggy), and a host of other relatives and friends.

Ima Jean leaves to cherish her memory three daughters, Priscilla McCowan, Carla McCowan-Alston (Reginald), and Mavis McCowan, two grandsons, David Alston, and Daniel Alston, two aunts, Joy Ella Boulware and Opal Tinsley, sister in love Peggy Tinsley, and a host of beloved nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Homegoing Celebration will be held at 12:30 pm on Tuesday, October 10, 2023, at First Baptist Church, 200 W. Walnut Street, Danville, Kentucky. Dr. Darrick Briscoe, Officiating.

Visitation beginning at 11:00 a.m., until time of the service at 12:30 p.m.

Burial will follow in Camp Nelson National Cemetery in Jessamine Co. Kentucky.

Ladies', hats are encouraged to honor Sis. Ima Jean.

Please keep the family in your prayers.

Guest Book

To the family of Ms. Ima Jean: I am sorry for your loss. This sweet woman taught me how to efficiently read in Elementary school. A memory that will not be forgotten. Prayers for the family. Rhonda(Coleman)Payne

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Priscilla, we are so sorry to hear about your mother's passing. We wish you peace and comfort during this Most difficult time. With much love. S.I.S.T.E.R.S. bookclub.

- Andrea Wilson

Aunt Ima Jean, you were a tremendous light of love and strength. We miss you but God needed you more. Job well done! Love, The Tinsley Civils Family

- Monica Civils

so sorry for your loss. a wonderful LADY, Eternal happiness to her and Pete sam reid

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To Miss Ima Jean's family,I just learned about her passing today.I pray God's Blessings of peace and comfort to each of you. Miss Ima Jean was truly a joy to be around. Wilma Lay Linton

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Wendell Clark & Family

- Wendell L Clark

Mrs McCowan, Her Husband, and Her Family will Always Have A Very Special Place In My Heart As Some of the Most Loving People I have ever met. Sending Prayers, Love, and Hugs To Mavis, Priscilla, Carla and Family🙏

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Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. ~The Counseling Center

- Michelle LeMay

Carla McCowan Alston and family. You and your family are in our prayers. Sending peace and comfort as you celebrate the legacy of your dear mother and grandmother. The Weathersby Family.

- deidre weathersby

Our condolences for your loss. Prayers for the family. Michael & Gladys Faulkner Danville, KY

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So sorry to hear about Ima Jean. I've known her most of my life and never saw her that we didn't keep up with each others family . She was always the sweetest. Prayers for the family . Tracy Dalton Burchett

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TO the family Ms Jean mccowan she will be truly be missed

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I always enjoyed meeting up with Ima Jean and sharing the latest news. She loved her daughters deeply and always expressed her pride in them. May she rest in peace.

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Family I am so sorry for your loss. I thought the world of Mrs. Ima Jean. She was a very sweet lady. Love hugs and prayers to all her family and friends. God bless you all! Kathleen M. Lewis and family.

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The family has our condolences on the death of Sis. Ima Jean. She was a great lady and will be missed. Elder Jerry Wilkinson and Sis. Rosalyn Wilkinson

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Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.

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