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Nancy Lu Sowash

January 2, 1935 January 15, 2018
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Obituary for Nancy Lu Sowash

Nancy L. Sowash

Age 83 of Owosso,  passed away January 15, 2018.

Funeral services will be held at 12:00noon on Friday, January 19, 2018 at Nelson-House Funeral Home, officiated by her son, John C. Sowash Jr.  Visitation will take place prior to the service beginning at 10:00am.  Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in Owosso.

Nancy was born on January 2, 1935 in Martins Ferry, Ohio to Charles and Elspeth Rupp.  She was one of 14 siblings.  She graduated from Grand Blanc High School in 1953. 

On May 8, 1954 she married John C. Sowash in Grand Blanc.  They celebrated 50 years of marriage before his death in 2004.

Nancy was a past member of Grace Bible church where she was a Deaconess and sang in the choir.  She also attended Peninsula Bible Church in Traverse City, MI.  Nancy was a loving mother of 3 children, 15 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren.  She was a devoted Navy wife and supported her husband through 25 years of military service and many overseas deployments. After retiring from the military, Nancy and John moved to Corunna, MI in 1968.  Nancy worked for the Corunna Public Schools.  She enjoyed camping with her siblings, refinishing antique furniture with her sister-in-law Marie, and traveling to Myrtle Beach, SC in the winters. They also enjoyed many years of living on Grand Lake in Alpena, MI before returning to Owosso.

Nancy is survived by her 3 children, sons John (Cheryl) Sowash of Traverse City, and James (Krista) Sowash of Owosso, and daughter Susan (Larry) Gregoricka of Owosso.  She is also survived by her grandchildren Lesley Gregoricka, Lindsay (Adam) Keegan, Lauren (Joey) Shipman, John (Nellie)Sowash, Matthew (Megan)Sowash, Mark Sowash, Jenna (Shawn) Dawson, Luke Sowash, Eric Sowash, Katelyn Sowash, James (Michele) Sowash, Megan Buck, Jaiden Sowash, Mitchell Sowash, and Jorden Sowash.  She is also survived by 10 great-grandchildren.Nancy is also survived by brothers Donald (Barbara) Rupp, Jack Rupp, Charles (Mary) Rupp, Richard (Marie)Rupp, Robert (Beth) Rupp, Thomas (Barb) Rupp, Patrick (Lou) Rupp, Mike (Paulette) Rupp, and sisters Elspeth Ann (Gerald) Long, SueEllen (Michael) Thomas, and Nell (Loren) Bell.

She was predeceased by her husband John, her sister Judy Hoerner, and her brother William Rupp.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.


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Previous Events

Visitation

Friday

19

Jan

10:00 AM 1/19/2018 10:00:00 AM - 12:00 PM 1/19/2018 12:00:00 PM
Owosso Chapel

120 E. Mason Street
Owosso, MI 48867

Owosso Chapel
120 E. Mason Street Owosso 48867 MI
United States

Funeral Service

Friday

19

Jan

12:00 PM 1/19/2018 12:00:00 PM
Owosso Chapel

120 E. Mason Street
Owosso, MI 48867

Owosso Chapel
120 E. Mason Street Owosso 48867 MI
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Oak Hill Cemetery Final Resting Place

1101 S. Washington Street
Owosso, MI 48867

1101 S. Washington Street Owosso 48867 MI
United States
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