Obit and grave of Shirley Ann (Grunkemeyer) Cowles

Shirley A. Cowles, 68 - Gravesite


Shirley Ann (Grunkemeyer) Cowles, 68, of Harrisonburg, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017, at her residence. Mrs. Cowles was born on Oct. 7, 1949, in Cincinnati, and was a daughter of the late Harold and Mary Jane (Aubrey) Grunkemeyer. She was a member of the Park View Mennonite Church and participated widely in several Bible study groups in Harrisonburg. Shirley worked for Warfel’s Sweet Shoppe in the Dayton Farmers Market and also enjoyed quilting, sewing and reading. She volunteered at Ten Thousand Villages and Eastern Mennonite High School. Her life was filled with a spirit of beauty, grace and peace. On June 1, 1974, she married Spencer L. Cowles, who survives. In addition to her husband, Shirley is survived by three children, Saran Ann Cowles of Harrisonburg, William Walker Cowles II of New York City, and Emily Elizabeth Cowles of New York City, and a brother, Joe Grunkemeyer of North Carolina. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Michael Grunkemeyer. A celebration of Shirley’s life will be held on Saturday, Dec. 2, at 2 p.m. at Park Mennonite Church with Rev. Phil Kniss officiating. The family will receive friends from 12:30 until 1:45 p.m. at the church prior to the service. Burial will be held privately. Her casket will remain closed. Those wishing may share a memory or an online condolence by visiting www.mcmullenfh.com. Arrangements entrusted to the McMullen Funeral Home.

Comment: We dated briefly after college graduation. She was lovely. Now with the Lord


John Piper on Fundamentalists

20 Reasons I Don’t Take Potshots at Fundamentalists

  1. They are humble and respectful and courteous, and even funny (at least the ones I’ve met).
  2. They believe in truth.
  3. They believe that truth really matters.
  4. They believe that the Bible is true — all of it.
  5. They know that the Bible calls for some kind of separation from the world.
  6. They have backbone and are not prone to compromise principle.
  7. They put obedience to Jesus above the approval of man (even though they fall short, like others).
  8. They believe in hell and are loving enough to warn people about it.
  9. They believe in heaven and sing about how good it will be to go there.
  10. Their “social action” is helping the person next door (like Jesus), which doesn’t usually get written up in the newspaper.
  11. They tend to raise law-abiding, chaste children, in spite of the fact that Barna says evangelical kids in general don’t have any better track record than non-Christians.
  12. They resist trendiness.
  13. They don’t think too much is gained by sounding hip.
  14. They may not be hip, but they don’t go so far as to drive buggies or insist on typewriters.
  15. They still sing hymns.
  16. They are not breathless about being accepted in the scholarly guild.
  17. They give some contemporary plausibility to the New Testament claim that the church is “a pillar and buttress of the truth” (1 Timothy 3:15).
  18. They are good for the rest of evangelicals because of all this.
  19. My dad was one.
  20. Everybody to my left thinks I am one. And there are a lot of people to my left.

Comment: Yet they take potshots at him

AT&T post spin off

AT&T: Under $29 To Get WarnerMedia Shares And Keep Legacy AT&T With Yield Is A Bargain

T is spinning off WarnerMedia and merging it with DISCA to form a new company. On T's website, it explicitly indicates, "AT&T's shareholders would receive stock representing 71% of the new company; Discovery shareholders would own 29% of the new company." It doesn't get clearer than this. Every shareholder of T will be receiving shares of the newly formed company once the transaction closes. The details that haven't been released are how many shares will exist and the ratio you would receive per share of T stock. Hypothetically, if the same amount of shares is issued that are outstanding for T, it would be a .71 for one share allocation.