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Ilona Jean Cowan Irwin, 73, Columbia, KY (1946-2020)

Ilona Jean Cowan Irwin of Columbia passed away on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at TJ Samson Community Hospital in Glasgow. She was 73 years old.

Ilona requested cremation and no services will be held. Online condolences may be left at

She was born August 6, 1946, in Salisbury, Illinois, to the late Emory and Elsie Thomas Hinds, the widow of Cassius Cowan and a member of Salisbury Christian Church and was preceded in death by a grandson, Tyler Giles and two sisters, Roberta Grant and Rosella Woosley.

Survivors include:
  • One daughter - Tina Davis (Ronnie "Chico" Mitchell) of Columbia
  • One son - Anthony "PeeWee" Cowan (Juanita) of Columbia
  • One brother - Bill Hinds of Illinois
  • One sister - Wyvonna King of Illinois
  • Six grandchildren - Tyler Cowan, Jason, NaTasha & Timmy Davis, Chanley Otterson Grant & Kiley Hutchison
  • 10 Great-Grandchildren
  • Several other relatives & friends
Grissom-Martin Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Ilona Jean Cowan Irwin, 73, Columbia, KY (1946-2020)

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