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Obituary: Catherine Rose Cowan, 58 - September 7, 2018
Catherine Rose Cowan, 58, of El Paso, formerly of Minonk, passed away at 1:05 p.m. Sept. 7, 2018, at her home.

She was born Jan. 12, 1960, in Marshfield, Mass., to Robert E. Sr. and Augusta Reynolds Shuford. She found the love of her life, Larry Tasker, while in North Carolina in 1990. He passed away on Oct. 5, 2017. She was also preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Crystal Rose Shuford; and two brothers, Robert Jr. and Stephen Shuford.

Surviving are one son, Zach Tasker, Indianapolis, Ind.; three sisters, Cindy Dotson and Susan Shuford of Asheville, N.C.; and Ellen Marinoni, Marshfield, Mass.; one brother, Mark Shuford, Asheville, N.C.; and two nieces, Ashley and Amanda Dotson of Asheville, N.C.

Catherine enjoyed living in El Paso and Minonk. She loved the peaceful and quiet, small-town community. She was a devout Christian and loved to read the Bible. She always put others' needs before her own. She had a love for all animals, but family was most important to her.

Her funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home, Minonk. Pastor Scott Mool will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to service Tuesday. Burial will be in Minonk Township Cemetery. Memorials may be made to her family.

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