Bill Cowher said goodbye to his wife and college sweetheart, Kaye, in the Ransdell Chapel Baptist Church in Louisburg, North Carolina Monday.
Kaye Cowher died of skin cancer Friday at the age of 54. She served on the N.C. State Board of Visitors which advises the school's chancellor and board of trustees.
All three of Kaye Cowher's daughters spoke at the funeral, and Chapel Pastor Jered Pemper said the mood was positive.
The funeral focused on her life and, though some times were hard, Pemper said, "It was one of the best funerals I've ever attended."
According to a spokesman for the Pittsburgh Steelers, team president Art Rooney II was scheduled to be at the service to represent the team.
WRAL's Sloane Heffernan was at the funeral in Louisburg