Norma E. Cowle, 93, Defiance, passed away Monday, December 3, 2018, at CHP Defiance Area In-patient Hospice Center.

She was born January 28, 1925, to Lavon and Pearl (Fenter) Peck in Defiance. On April 7, 1943, she married William “Bill” Cowle, who preceded her in death on February 28, 2018.

Norma was a member of Ayersville United Methodist Church. She dearly loved her church, and she volunteered with the Noodle Crew. She was a cook and a librarian at Ayersville Local School for several years. In her leisure time, she enjoyed gardening, crossword puzzles and watching hummingbirds. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family and friends.

Norma will be sadly missed by her son, Alan (Brenda) Cowle of Defiance; daughter, Myra (Roger) Blevins of Jamestown, Tenn.; four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William W. Cowle; grandson, Cory Blevins; and sister, June Dirr.

Visitation will be held from 9-11 a.m. Monday, December 10, 2018, at Ayersville United Methodist Church. A memorial service will follow at 11 a.m. at the church, with Rev. Clarence Dinnen officiating. Burial will follow the service at Hill Cemetery.

Schaffer Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.

Memorials are suggested to Ayersville United Methodist Church or CHP Defiance Area In-patient Hospice Center. Online condolences can be given at

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