Cora Edith Cowan

Cora was born and raised in Kingman County, Kansas. She graduated from Kingman High School and attended Bethel College.

Cora was one of nine children born to Peter Daniel Schrag and Katie Schrag and is preceded in death by her brothers, Milton, Marvin, Ralph, and Elmer; sister Olga, Bertha, Edna, Vera, and her daughter Annetta Kay Day.

Cora will forever be remembered by her devoted son Austin; her treasured grandchildren Catherine Jones of Clarksdale, Mississippi; Kimberly Quade of Dallas, Texas; her great-grandchildren Anna Jones and Hunter Jones of Little Rock, Arkansas; Sydney Quade, Cicely Quade and Brady Quade of Dallas, Texas, and her many nieces, nephews and friends.

Cora had a long and varied career serving many years as an elementary school teacher; a corporate executive secretary; a real estate agent; a secretary for the Kansas Geological Survey; and as a house mother Alpha Chi Omega Sorority at the University of Kansas.

Cora was a loving mother, grandmother and aunt and touched the lives of many people with her smile, her kindness and her generosity. She most enjoyed her family and friends, her church activities, and playing the piano and painting.

Friends and family are invited to attend a memorial service 2:00 PM on September 15, 2018 at First Presbyterian Church in Lawrence, Kansas.

In lieu of remembrances the family suggests memorial contributions be directed to the charity of your choice and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.

5 Condolences

  1. mike goering on August 23, 2018 at 9:29 pm

    She was a pistol!! So glad I was able to be her friend. She was KU’s major backer!! Rest well Aunt Cora. And say hi to Jake and Olga for me.

  2. Amy Jackson on August 24, 2018 at 9:35 am

    I always thought that Aunt Cora was the fun Auntie! She had a mired of fun stories to tell and could laugh loud like me! I was fortunate to visit her last November and was so happy to know she knew who I was. Cora lived a wonderful long life. Hug my Mom and Dad for me. Love you Cora!

    Amy Goering Jackson

  3. Cathy Jones on August 24, 2018 at 3:39 pm

    My Grana was the best. She was always laughing!! Many phone calls about everything. And her poppyseed bread!! I love you and miss you Grana.

  4. Katie Lyons on September 2, 2018 at 4:59 pm

    I am going to miss Aunt Cora. I remember her at Boa’s house growing up and loved visiting her last summer with mom. I will be donating to the Denver Children’s Home in her name.

  5. Steve Mingos on September 13, 2018 at 12:34 pm

    Aunt Cora was so much fun and witty, always laughing, and such a positive force to be around. She took me to see The Beatles in 1964. I lived with her in Houston the summer after my first year of dental school. Aunt Cora was nice enough to lend me her Pinto. I had great times with her at the German Club playing Bingo and eating at health food restaurants. I loved when she cooked me eggplant. Aunt Cora even put up with my rowdy friends from Austin who came to visit me. After that summer with me, I think that is when her hair turned gray. Aunt Cora was one of my favorites, and I will miss her dearly.

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