Mary B. Cowling (nee Zirke), 57, resident of Montville Township, Medina, went peacefully with the Lord Monday, February 10, 2014, with her family by her side, after a year-long battle with cancer. She was born May 4, 1956, to Carl and Elizabeth Jean (nee McNamara) in Willowick. Mary and Thomas were married on July 13, 1982. Mary was a lover of animals; a kind and outgoing person. She loved with all her heart, her family, especially her grandchildren. She will be dearly missed by her husband, Thomas; daughter, Sherri (Kevin) Shinsky; grandchildren, Chad and Cole; and brothers, Dick (Karen) Zirke, Bill, Terry (Marilyn), Tim (Monica).
She is preceded in death by her parents.
The family invites friends for a Memorial Visitation Saturday, February 15, 2014, from 12 Noon to 2 P.M., at Carlson Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, 3477 Medina Road (corner of River Styx and Rt.18), Medina. A Memorial Funeral Service will follow at 2 P.M., also at the funeral home, with Father Thomas Dunphy officiating.
The family requests contributions may be directed to the Medina County SPCA, 245 S. Medina Rd., Medina, Oh 44256.
Online Memorials at www.carlsonfuneralhomes.com