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Dorothy Ann McGowan

November 18, 1951 ~ July 2, 2017 (age 65)

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Memorial Service
July 15, 2017

4:00 PM
Hamilton Funeral Home
200 Orchard Street
Augusta, IL 62311

Dorothy Ann McGowan, 65, of Olney, formerly of Rushville, IL , passed away on  July 2, 2017 at Helia Healthcare of Olney.  She was born on November 18, 1951 in Carthage, IL, the daughter of Benton “Jiggs” and Dorothy (Stolp) Burton.  She married Donald E. McGowan on November 1, 1969 in Carthage, IL and he survives.

Dorothy loved her family and spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great granddaughter. She loved flowers and gardening when she could. She loved puzzles, reading, yard sales, flea markets, and bargain hunting. She also was known for her fried chicken and Sunday dinners.

Dorothy is survived by her Husband, Donald E. McGowan Sr.; Son, Donald E. McGowan Jr., of Plymouth, IL; Son, William (Beth) McGowan, of Lawrenceville, IL; Daughter, Melissa McGowan and fiancé Chuck Lerch, of Oaktown, IN; Daughter, Sara McGowan and fiancé Jason Ward, of Noble, IL; Son, Joey McGowan, of Rushville, IL; 11 grandchildren, 1 great granddaughter; Brother, William Burton of Augusta, IL; several nieces and nephews, and many that called her mom or grandma.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Benton (Jiggs) and Dorothy Burton; Brother, Jim Burton; Sister, Mildred Burton; Aunt, Lena Stolp; Aunt, Ruth Lysser; grandchildren, Holly Noel Lerch and Joshua Benton Lerch and a brother in infancy.

A Memorial service will be held at 4:00 pm Saturday July 15, 2017 at the Hamilton Funeral Home in Augusta, IL by Rev. Patsy Spratt. Burial will be at St. Mary’s cemetery near Plymouth, IL. Visitation will be held from 2:00 pm until the time of services Saturday. Memorials may be made to her family.

The Hamilton Funeral Home in Augusta, IL is handling arrangements.

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