Bonnie Shartzer Cowherd

Bonnie Shartzer Cowherd, 61 of Cecilia, passed away Saturday, July 4, 2020 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was a native of Hardin County and a longtime member of Blue Ball Baptist Church. She was a 1977 graduate of West Hardin High School, formerly worked at Hardin Memorial Hospital and worked in the cafeteria at Cecilia Valley. She was preceded in death by her parents, Clyde "Roy" and Rhoda Shartzer and a brother, Larry Shartzer and a sister, Mary Ann Peters. She is survived by her husband of 40 years, Paul Cowherd; two children, Ike Cowherd and Tonya (Brandon) Kerr all of Cecilia; four brothers, Jesse (Doris) Shartzer of Upton, Bobby Shartzer of Cecilia, Tommy Shartzer of Vine Grove and David (Angie) Shartzer of Elizabethtown; seven sisters, Hazel (Ronnie) Brown and Brenda (Darwin) Ramsey and Ida Heibert Duncan all of Cecilia, Betty Peters of Elizabethtown, Sue (Paul) Dowell of Harned, Jeanie Van Name of Rineyville and her twin sister, Connie (Charlie) Drake of Vine Grove; a sister-in-law, Holly Shartzer of Cecilia; 12 grandchildren, Dalaney, Parris, Jackson, Kyle, Mikey, Shayla, Dakota, Wyatt, Noah, Cheyenne, Aiden and Adalynn; her best friend, Cathy Wise and a host of nieces, nephews and friends. The funeral will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Blue Ball Baptist Church with Rev. Arnold Moon and Rev. Glenn Cornett officiating. Burial will follow in Blue Ball Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Brown Funeral Home and continue after 10 a.m. Wednesday at Blueball Baptist Church. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of Contributions to Blue Ball Baptist Church Cemetery Fund or Hosparus. The family requests masks be worn at the funeral home and the church. Condolences may be expressed online at


Tuesday, July 7, 2020 from 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Brown Funeral Home


Wednesday, July 8, 2020 starting at 1:00 PM
Blue Ball Baptist Church

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