Gaston, SC - Jessie June (McMichael) McGowan, 95, died Monday, August 9, 2021, at Rapha Senior Care in Gaston, SC. She was born February 2, 1926, in Harrisburg, PA, daughter of the late Frank E. McMichael and Bertha Wingard.
Jessie attended school in Salem, OH. She married Lawrence Eugene McGowan shortly after he returned from WWII.
The family then relocated to Whitehall, OH in 1952, where they raised their three children, son, Lawrence E. McGowan, Jr. and daughters, Terry Lee and Patty Lynne. June retired from Kroger after 20 years of service.
She always enjoyed the family campsite along a “crick” in the “Valley”, outside Salem. She had three brothers, Frank, Sr., Laurence (KIA – WWII), and Kellogg; sister, Sonia. All, but Laurence, built homes there. She loved to fish and “plink” with her trusty .22 rifle.
She is survived by her son, Lawrence E. McGowan, Jr of Chapin, SC and daughter, Patty Lynne Cantrell of Columbus, OH; numerous nieces and nephews and many grandchildren, and great grandkids.
Funeral service will be held Wednesday, August 18, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at Stark Memorial.
Friends and family will be received one hour prior at the funeral home. Burial will be at Damascus Cemetery.
Arrangements are being handled by Stark Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation Services.
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