Bobbie E. “Sally” Bullard McCowan, age 80 of Redkey, passed away Wednesday August 8, 2018 at her home following an illness. She was born on January 4, 1938 in Wilder, Tennessee, the daughter of Elmer Bullard, Sr. and Inas (Williams) Bullard. She lived in Tennessee until she moved to Indiana in1958, where she met Donald G. McCowan. They married on January 10, 1959. Bobbie and Don lived and raised their family in Redkey, Indiana. She was a homemaker and in early years worked in season at the canning factory in Redkey. She enjoyed crocheting, gardening, and working crossword puzzles.
Survivors include her husband of fifty-nine years, Don McCowan, and their daughters Melody DeBoer (husband: Larry), West Lafayette, and Sherrie D. McCowan, Muncie; two brothers, Danny Bullard (wife: Barbara), Portland, and Donnie Bullard (wife: Barbara), Jamestown, Tennessee; a sister, Diann Coby (husband: Larry), Redkey, and two grandchildren, Will DeBoer, Salisbury, Maryland and Caroline DeBoer, West Lafayette.
She is preceded in death by her parents; four brothers, Elmer Bullard, Jr., Dewayne Bullard, Billy Bullard, and Larry Bullard, and a sister, Sue Philebaum.
Graveside services will be at 12 p.m. Monday, August 13, 2018 at Hill Crest Cemetery, Redkey, with burial to follow.
Memorials may be sent to State of The Heart Hospice or Doctors Without Borders.