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Ivy (Charlesworth) Cowell

July 7, 1927 ~ September 6, 2018 (age 91)

Hendersonville:  Mrs. Ivy (Charlesworth) Cowell, 91, of Hendersonville, NC passed away peacefully early Thursday morning, September 6th, 2018 after an extended illness at the Carolina Village Medical Center in Hendersonville.  Mrs. Cowell was born on Thursday, July 7th, 1927 in Sheffield, England to the late Charles Henry and Violet Bagshawe (Cecil) Charlesworth and was one of four children. 

She leaves behind her devoted son, David John (Kelly) Cowell of Brevard, NC and her beloved granddaughter, Jessica Nicole Cowell of Locust, NC. She is preceded in death by her loving husband of 53 years, Mr. John Robert Cowell who died in May of 2005; her parents; two brothers, Donald and Douglas Charlesworth and a sister, Dorothy Lounds.  Mrs. Cowell was in the fashion industry for many years before retiring and was the owner of theFashion Wagon in Long Island, NY She was a faithful member of St. John in the Wilderness Episcopal Church in Flat Rock, NC and was a dedicated member of the church choir.  She also served as president of the Ladies Auxiliary Society and had operated the Book Exchangein Flat Rock, NC for over 30 years.  Finally and most importantly she was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother to her family.

A memorial service will be offered in celebration of Mrs. Cowells life at 3 oclock Friday afternoon, September 14th, 2018 at St. John in the Wilderness Episcopal Church, 1895 Greenville Hwy. Flat Rock, NC 28731 with Reverend John Roberts officiating.  A private family interment service will take place prior to the memorial service early Friday afternoon. Memorial contributions may be made on behalf of Mrs. Cowell to St. John in the Wilderness Episcopal Church in Flat Rock, NC; or to the Ladies Auxiliary Society, Post Office Box #242 Flat Rock, NC 28731.

God saw you getting tired, and a cure was not to be, so He put His arms around you, and whispered …“COME TO ME.” With tearful eyes we watched you, and saw you pass away.  Although we loved you dearly, we could not make you stay.  A golden heart stop beating.  Hard working hands at rest.  God broke our hearts to prove to us, He only takes the best.  Ivy will be deeply missed by her loving and devoted family and many dear friends.  May God Grant Her Eternal Rest.

Arrangements for Mrs. Cowell are in the care of Asheville Mortuary Services, 89-B Thompson Street Asheville, NC 28803; (828) 254.0566. Online condolences may be shared at

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