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Normagene Cowman Neff

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Hendersonville-Normagene Cowman Neff, 95, of 25 Nestlewood Drive, Hendersonville, went to sleep in Jesus on July 14, 2013 at 11:55 pm at Beystone Health and Rehab with loving family surrounding her. A native of Dayton, Ohio she was the daughter of Fay B. Cowman and Rhea Eubanks Cowman. She and her husband moved to Hendersonville, NC in 1953 to take advantage of the Christian Education for their children which was offered at Fletcher Academy. Normagene was widowed in 1954 and spent her entire life raising her 3 children.
She is survived by daughters, Ruth Ann Bradley and Rose Mary Sikora, her devoted son, Pastor John E. Neff, 5 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, and one sister, Louise Burger of Dayton, Ohio.
She enjoyed her simple life and sharing her faith with others. She was a member of the Fletcher Seventh-day Adventist for nearly 60 years. She served as a deaconess and her friendly smile was uplifting to the shut-ins and friends that she regularly visited.
She loved her Jesus supremely and her voice was often heard singing the great hymns of faith during her stay at Beystone Health and Rehabilitation Center. Normagene awaits the call of Lifegiver, Jesus, on resurrection morning.
Her funeral service will be at 4:00 pm Thursday, July 18, 2013 in the Fletcher Academy Chapel. The viewing will begin at 3:00 pm prior to the service. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Fletcher SDA Church Building Project.
An online register book is available for family and friends by visiting www.thosshepherd.com. Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.
Published in The Times-News on July 17, 2013
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