Shirley Louise McGowan

May 20, 1940 ~ June 28, 2020

Shirley Louise McGowan

  Shirley Louise McGowan, daughter of the late William Joseph Nichols and Laura Rose Hendley Nichols in Flint, Michigan on May 20, 1940 and departed this life at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau, Missouri on June 28, 2020 at the age of 80.

    Mrs. McGowan was a homemaker, had been a foster parent for many years and was of Church of Christ Faith.  She was a resident of Bernie.

    She was united in marriage to Jerry Don McGowan in Jackson, Mississippi on February 23, 1957.  Mr. McGowan survives in their home in Bernie.

    Other Survivors include two sons, Justin McGowan  of Dexter, Missouri and Joey McGowan of Bernie, Missouri; by two daughters, Jill McGowan and Mary Beth Johnson both of Bernie, Missouri; by one sister, Sherian Todd of Bernie, Missouri; by fourteen grandchildren and twenty four great-grandchildren; also by other relatives and friends.

    She was preceded in death other than by her parents, by one son, Jed Marc McGowan; by five sisters, Virginia Appling, Lavonne Nichols, Cora Wood, Linda Duncan and Gina Parton; also by one grandson, Jared Mann McGowan.

    Friends may call at Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie, Missouri on Wednesday, July 1, 2020 from 9:30 A.M. until 10:45 A.M.   Graveside Services will be conducted at Bernie Cemetery, Bernie, Missouri on Wednesday, July 1, 2020 starting at 11:00 A.M.  Interment will follow.  Mathis Funeral Home of Bernie in charge of all arrangements.