Kym Renae Jones Cowins

Kym Cowins

Kym Renae Jones Cowins of Ironton passed away at her home.  She was 57.

She was born in Granite City, IL on Sept. 12, 1961 to Larry Jones and the late Shelly Trigg Bakken.

On July 11, 2013, Kym was united in marriage to James Cowins who survives. Also surviving are her father and stepmother, Larry and Pat Jones of Arcadia; a granddaughter, Mercedes Kessler of St. Louis; a step-daughter, Michelle Jamese Cowins of St. Louis;  three brothers, Monty Jones of North Carolina, Larry Jones,  Jr. and wife Jamie of Ironton, and Tommy Brogan and wife Brandi of Ironton; one sister, Kathy Jones of Ironton; a grandmother, Evelyn Trigg of Alton, IL; a host of nieces, nephews, and many other family members and loving friends.

Kym was preceded in death by her mother Shelly Bakken; one daughter, Miranda Foster Powell; a granddaughter, Gracee Foster; and her stepfather, Chuck Bakken.

After high school Kym joined the United States Army where she served a short time before she was injured and was discharged with honor. She also worked for DCAI Healthcare for several years doing what she did best, taking care and showing love to people.

A memorial service celebrating Kym’s life will be held on Monday, Dec. 10, 2018 at 7 p.m. at the Cole Family Funeral Home with a visitation period beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Pastor Marty Blakey will be officiating the services.

In lieu of flowers, Kym asked that memorials be made to the Cancer Society.

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