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Glenna Marie Cowles, age 91, of Belding, passed away Wednesday, November 4, 2020 at Hathaway Hills Assisted Living in Greenville.  The daughter of George Austin “Doc” & Marie M. (Hall) Godfrey, she was born on May 30, 1929 in Greenville.

On June 24, 1950, she married Charles Richard Cowles and together they raised two daughters and enjoyed 47 years of marriage until Charles passed away in 1997.  She was also preceded in death by her parents;  a daughter, Elisabeth “Betsi” Riva in 2016;  a granddaughter, Sarah Marie Gregory;  a brother, Ronald L. Godfrey in 2006;  and a sister-in-law, Linda Godfrey in 2009.

A graduate of Greenville High School, Glenna had also worked outside the home as a secretary at the United Methodist Church in Belding.

Surviving are a daughter, Cynthia Marie Stewart of Belding;  a grandson, Christopher Stewart of Belding;  two brothers, Dick & Nora Godfrey, and Gilbert Godfrey, all of Greenville;  and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside committal services are at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 7, 2020 at Rest Haven Memory Gardens, Belding, with Pastor Mike Austin of Liberty Baptist Church officiating.

Instead of flowers, Glenna would have appreciated contributions in her memory to The Humane Society.  To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Glenna’s online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit:

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Christiansen’s Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Greenville, (616) 754-5638.


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  1. Ed Doyle on November 7, 2020 at 9:16 am

    My prayers are with your family.

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