Wayman Donald Cowherd

Wayman Donald Cowherd, 88, of Elizabethtown, died Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at his home surrounded by his wife and daughters. He was a native of Hardin County and was a member of St. James Catholic Church. He was a farmer and served in the Army National Guard during the Korean War. He was the former president and board member of KY Farm Bureau and former president of the American Legion Post 113. Don never met a stranger and loved being around people, never at a loss for words. He was known and loved by many in the community. He enjoyed being around family and friends and as a retired farmer continued to maintain his 5 acre lawn, even after diagnosed with cancer. An alumnus of University of Kentucky, he was an avid UK basketball fan. He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry Hays and Helen Ruth Hicks Cowherd; and sister, Ruth Crews. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Betty Jean Cofer Cowherd; four daughters, Beverly (Jimmy) Strader of White Mills, Donna (Jay) Latta of Greensboro, NC, Michelle Cowherd Graybeal of Carmel, IN, and Rhonda (Tommy Burkett) Wright of Overland Park, KS; four grandchildren, Jennifer (Casey) Wilcox, Jason (Sarah) Strader, Kellen (Jessica Stanley) Wright, and Grady (Taylor Mason) Wright; and six great grandchildren, Kaitlynne (Ricky) Seay, Chandler Wilcox, Kyle Wilcox, Avery Strader, Oakley Strader, and Lakelyn Strader; one great-great grandchild, Zavier Seay; and many nieces and nephews. The funeral is at 2 p.m. Monday at St. James Catholic Church with Rev. Shayne Duvall officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation is from 2-6 p.m. Sunday and continues after 12 p.m. Monday at Brown Funeral Home. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to American Cancer Society or mass offering at St. James Catholic Church. Condolences may be expressed online at www.brownfuneral.com.


Sunday, November 22, 2020 from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Brown Funeral Home

Monday, November 23, 2020 from 12:00 PM to 1:40 PM
Brown Funeral Home


Monday, November 23, 2020 starting at 2:00 PM
St. James Catholic Church

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