Missy McGowan

March 27, 1976 ~ February 16, 2021 (age 44)


Melissa A. McGowan Sheetz, 44, of Oaktown, Indiana, formerly of Augusta and Rushville, IL passed from this life, on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at Indianapolis, Indiana. She was born on May 27, 1976 in Rushville, Illinois to Donald E. and Dorothy A. (Burton) McGowan. Melissa married Christopher L. Sheetz on October 10, 2020.

Melissa was a member of the Edwardsport United Methodist Church. She was a homemaker, wife and mother. Melissa really enjoyed her animals, crafting, fishing and she especially enjoyed quality time spent with her family.

Family left to cherish the memory of Melissa include: her husband, Chris Sheetz; three daughters, Hannah and Emily Lerch and Abigail Armstrong, at home; her father, Donald E. McGowan of Bowen, IL; three brothers, Donald (Phoebe) McGowan of Plymouth, IL, William (Beth) McGowan of Princeton and Joey McGowan (Partner, Shannon) of Plymouth, IL and one sister, Sara McGowan (Fiance’ Jason Ward) of Bowen, IL.

Melissa was preceded in death by: her mother, Dorothy McGowan and her infant babies, Holly Noel Lerch and Joshua Benton Lerch.

A memorial visitation will be held from 2:00 to 4:00 pm Saturday March 13, 2021 at the Hamilton Funeral Home in Augusta, IL. Melissa will be laid to rest in Walnut Hill Cemetery at a later date. Memorials may be made to her family.

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

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March 13, 2021

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Hamilton Funeral Home
200 Orchard Street
Augusta, IL 62311

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