LOUISE HENSLER KANT (nee Cobb), treasured wife, mother, and grandmother died Saturday, September 30, 2023 in Carmel, Indiana. She was 90 years old.
Louise was married for nearly 62 years to the late Herbert Robert Kant and is the mother of four children: Karen Claytor, Paula Kant, Glenn Kant (wife Nancy), and Alene Bowen (husband Burt). She is the grandmother of Jeffrey Bowen (wife Laurel) and Andrew Bowen. She was born November 28, 1932 in Chicago, Illinois to parents Thomas Garrett and Gladys Caroline (Voight) Cobb (both deceased) and was the oldest of four siblings including brothers William Cobb (deceased), Richard Cobb (wife Erica), and Bradford “Bud” Cobb (deceased) (wife Kit).
Louise was a 1950 graduate of Wheaton Community High School and earned a Bachelor’s degree in English and Religion from Cornell College in Iowa in 1954, followed in later years by a Master’s degree from Butler University in Education and Library Science. She married Herb on August 21,1954 in Wheaton, Illinois where they resided until moving their young family to Carmel, Indiana in 1966. Louise was a school librarian with the Carmel School System until retiring in 1997. Louise and Herb retired to Madison, Indiana in 1998 where Louise was a substitute librarian.
In addition to devotion to family, Louise was committed to a number of community and volunteer activities. She was an active member of Orchard Park Presbyterian Church in Carmel where she had served as a deacon, and later at Madison Presbyterian Church. She was a member of the Valley Hills Garden Club and served as a docent for Historic Madison, Inc. She enjoyed the period restoration of their 1850’s Madison home and researching history and genealogy through her participation in the Daughters of the American Revolution and was an accomplished cook, gardener, and basket weaver.
A private family graveside and burial service will be conducted on Wednesday October 4, 2023 at the Carmel Cemetery, 1000 Rangeline Road in Carmel, Indiana.