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Nellie Faye (Huff) Cowles

June 14, 1943 September 10, 2022
Nellie Faye (Huff) Cowles
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Nellie Faye (Huff) Cowles, 79, of Mount Carmel, Illinois, passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 10, 2022 at St. Vincent Hospital in Evansville, Indiana surrounded by the love of her family. She was born on June 14, 1943 in Tell City, Indiana the daughter of Edgar and Ruthie (Warthan) Huff. Nellie married John P. Cowles on December 11, 1962 and he preceded her in death on June 18, 2020. Nellie was also preceded in death by her parents; and her siblings.

Nellie held a variety of positions including retail, hospitality, school bus driver and security guard. Nellie enjoyed cooking, card games, her grandchildren, reading and binge watching really good Netflix series. She will be deeply missed by her family and all who knew her.

Nellie will be remembered by her son, John R. Cowles; daughter, Amanda R. Waggoner; grandchildren, Taylor Faye Waggoner and John Riley Waggoner; son-in-law, Jim Waggoner; son-in-law, Ric Underhile; niece, Cheryl Eisenreich; many other friends and family.

In keeping with Nellie’s wishes cremation will take place and no formal services will be held at this time.

Keepes Funeral Home is serving the family with the arrangements. To view Nellie’s tribute wall and leave condolences for the Cowles family, please visit

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