Sophia M. Cowell, 95 of Rostraver Twp., formerly of Charleroi, died Monday, August 1, 2011 in the Jefferson Regional Medical Center. She was born May 13, 1916 in Cokeburg, the daughter of the late Crispino and Rosa (Taddeo) DeFrancesco. Mrs. Cowell was a member of the First Christian Church of Charleroi. She is survived by her daughter Mary Cowell of Rostraver Twp.; seven grandchildren Susan Lopez of North Carolna, David Soderberg of Florida, William Wesley Cowell of Illinois, Mrs. William (Margaret) Johnson of Virginia, Mrs. James (Katherine) Graves of Virginia, Mrs. Larry (Sophia) Kopko of Warren and Daniel Soderberg of Washington; seven great grandchildren and four great great grandchildren. In addition to her parents Mrs. Cowell is preceded in death by her husband James L. Cowell, her daughters Jacqueline Cowell Soderburg, Diane Cowell Shaver, her son Maj. Crispin J. Cowell, as well as her grandson Peter Soderberg. Friends will be received Thursday 2 to 4 and 6 to 8p.m. in the Schrock-Hogan Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., 226 Fallowfield Ave., Charleroi. Funeral services will be held Friday at 11a.m. in the First Christian Church, Walnut Ridge Rd., Charleroi, with Rev. Jim Linn, Jr. officiating. Interment will follow in Mon Valley Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the Rostraver Twp. Public Library or the First Christian Church. On line condolences are being accepted for the family at www.schrock-hogan.com.
Bonnie Bowman Thurston