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ELKHART: Kennith H. Cowles, 74, residing in Elkhart, passed away Saturday, March 9, 2019 at his home surrounded by family. He was born on October 20, 1944 in Anderson, Indiana to the late Herbert and Emma Lou (Music) Cowles. Kennith retired after 20 years as a supervisor with Precision Buffing and Polishing in Elkhart. He enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps on Nov. 1, 1961 and served until his honorable discharge in 1966. During his time of service, he married the former Annette Eva Berry on August 22, 1964 in St. Joseph Co.
Surviving is his wife of 53 years, Annette; son, Stephen (Judy) Cowles and daughter Stephanie Fee; also surviving are 2 grandchildren, five great grandchildren and his sister Mary Ellen (Dick) Sanders.
In addition to his parents, a sister Patricia Young preceded him in death.
Kennith had the exterior of a tough Marine, but he was kind and helpful to anyone in need and loved his family and grandchildren fiercely. He also liked to fish and hunt and was a jack-of all- trades.
Funeral services for Kennith will begin at 1:00 pm. Wednesday, March 13, 2019 with military honors rendered by the U.S. Marine Corps Funeral Honor Guard and Elkhart Marine Corps League Detachment 1397, at Billings Funeral Home, 812 Baldwin St. Elkhart.
Visitation is from 11:00 a.m. until service time. The Pastor Ray Keable of Berean Bible Church, South Bend, will officiate.
Burial will follow at Prairie Street Cemetery in the Veterans Section. The families preferred memorials may be given to the Berean Bible Church or Heartland Hospice; envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Please visit the Billings Funeral Home website to leave condolences to the family.
The family extends heartfelt thanks to Laurie Prugh for her kindness and help.
Kennith, you fought the good fight, now rest in peace thy good and faithful servant.