Violet A. Cowan entered eternal rest Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017, at her home.

Violet was born in Guayaquil, Ecuador, on Aug. 22, 1930. She enjoyed cooking, gardening and being with her family. She retired from Korn Industries after 26 years of service.

Surviving are her two daughters, Debbie Rauch and Priscilla Haynes, both of Sumter; her son, Virgil Bickley of Sumter; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and her special companion, "Taco."

In addition to her parents and siblings, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Sandra Trimnal; son-in-law, Charles Goff; grandson, Raymond Scott; and two granddaughters, Laney Bickley and Kristen Goff.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday in the Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Dr. Marvin Gobble officiating.

The family will receive friends at the home, 52 Lemmon St.

Memorials may be made to the Palmetto Health Richland Children's Hospital, 7 Richland Medical Park Drive, Columbia, SC 29203.

Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home and Crematorium of Sumter is in charge of the arrangements.