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Rita Cowans
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Rita Cowans

64, Indianapolis, passed away on October 21, 2017 at The Waters, Indianapolis. Rita was born on December 21, 1953 in Indianapolis, Indiana to the late Orville and Gladys (Hanner) DeVellen.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Arthur Cowans and a sister; Patty Scotter.

Rita worked in housekeeping for various places, most recently with Adams Mark Hotel. She was an avid Bingo player, loved country music, camping and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

She was a member of the Salvation Army for many years and was a long time bell ringer for over 30 years.

Survivors include her sons; Bradley Jones, Travis Jones, sister; Doris Carter, brothers; Wayne DeVellen, David DeVellen and many grandchildren and one great grandchild!

Funeral services will be held Monday Oct. 30th at 10am at the Salvation Army, 1337 Shelby St., with visitation one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow the services in Floral Park Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made in Rita’s memory to the Salvation Army, 1337 Shelby St, Indianapolis, IN 46203.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by the Carlisle – Branson Funeral Service & Crematory, Mooresville. Visit to share a favorite memory or to sign the online guest registry.

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9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Salvation Army

1337 Shelby Street
Indianapolis, IN 46203





10:00 AM
Salvation Army

1337 Shelby Street
Indianapolis, IN 46203

Cemetery Details


Floral Park Cemetery

425 N. Holt Road
Indianapolis, IN 46222


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