of Lewisville, TX
October 7, 1924 - January 27, 2022
ALL SERVICES FOR: Mrs. Ruth Cowgill has been canceled due to inclement weather. A Memorial Service will be scheduled at a later date. We will keep you posted as to any updates.Thank You,The Roller-Daniel StaffMrs. Ruth Edith Rogers Cowgill of Searcy departed this life on Thursday, January 27, 2022 at the age of 97. She was born in Romance, Arkansas on October 7, 1924, the daughter of Edmond Hamburg Rogers and Macy Coston Rogers. Mrs. Cowgill was a graduate of Floyd, Arkansas High School where she was member of the girls' varsity basketball team. After graduating, she resided for a time in Newport, Arkansas when her oldest son, Bobby, was an infant. After a time, Mrs. Cowgill moved to Searcy where she started her nurses' training at the Rodgers Hospital, initially living in the hospital dorm with other nurses in training. After receiving her nurse's certificate, she stayed on at Rodgers Hospital as a surgical nurse for several years. After her hospital career, she worked as an office nurse for Dr. C.W. Jackson in Judsonia, Arkansas during the 1960's before ending her nursing career at the Searcy Medical Center as an office nurse for Dr. Sidney Tate. After a short retirement at 66, Mrs. Cowgill started working at the local Wal Mart store in the jewelry department for the next 24 years finally retiring permanently at the age of 90. She was married three times and survived all three husbands, Robert Lowell Nelson, Vernon A. Wright, and John D. Cowgill, the latter for 24 years. She was a member of the Associated Women for Harding and the Red Hat Society. Mrs. Cowgill was a long time member of the Westside Church of Christ in Searcy. Mrs. Cowgill is preceded in death by her brothers, Elmore Rogers, Johnny Rogers, Ed Rogers, Bruce Rogers, Hubert Rogers, and Carl Rogers and sisters Gladys Rogers, Lucille McKay, Ailene Moon, Hazel Coborn and Matilda Brownd, and her parents. She is survived by her sister Emma Gene Reames and brother John Plant "JP" Rogers and his wife Shirley and two sons, Robert Lowell "Bobby" Nelson Jr. of Jacksonville, Florida and Rob W. Wright of Dallas, Texas. Mrs. Cowgill had 25 nieces and nephews, seven grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
So sorry to learn of Ruth's passing. She was a sweet lady with a giant generous heart. Always pleasant & fun to be around, she will be missed. Prayers & condolences to her family.
I have thought of you so many times what a wonderful lady you were. Along with your friend ship and being our three kids nurse, you were a devoted Christian. What more could we ask for, the kids loved you so much, they loved talking to you after you went to Wal Mart. We will forever be in debt to you and you will always be in our hearts. God Bless your family and enjoy your new home in Heaven, we love you Ruth John and Lynda Bailey and Tony, Tim, and Terri .
Dear Robin. My most sincere condolences on the passing of your mother. My memories of her are of a graceful, kind and welcoming woman. She led a full life and touched many hearts. We are all the better for having known her no matter how short or long ago that time was. Comfort yourself knowing you were the apple of her eye and she was so proud of you. You were a wonderful and loyal son and she knew that. May she rest in peace.
A cherished native of Romance, Arkansas, loved by those she blessed far and wide.
I’m so sorry for your loss. Ruth was my all time nurse working for Dr. Tate!
My prayers for the family,A very fine lady ,I knew her years ago ,while growing up in Judsonia, When Dr Jackson was my doctor
Robin and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Your mom was a dedicated worker and everyone professionally and personally appreciated her and loved her. My sincere condolences and blessingsfor all.
Ruth was such a sweet soul. I met her for the first time as Dr Tate's nurse. Then later in life I worked with her at WalMart in the Jewelry dept. Condolences to all family members! Lots of love♥️
I loved working with Ms. Ruth, she was a sweetheart! She loved my granddaughter PeyPey! You will be missed by many!❤❤❤❤❤
RobinI Your mom and I loved working together She taught me so much and I loved her so
My condolences to the family. Ruth was a special and wonderful person.
My Sincere condolences to the entire family. Ruth was one of the coolest Moms ever!