Mary “Sissy” McGowan

Mary “Sissy” McGowan, age 84, of Princeton, passed away Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at her home.

Sissy was a member of St. James Cumberland Presbyterian Church where she served on the usher board and was a former church clerk. She was active in the Caldwell County Free Clinic and a member of the Happy Homemakers. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and became a homemaker in her later years.

She is survived by her daughter, Melba McGowan of Princeton; one son, Danny McGowan and wife Mary Ann of Princeton; three grandchildren, Nicole McGowan of Princeton, David Atlas McGowan and Daniella Antonia McGowan both of Paducah; two great-grandchildren, Kyla and Chevy McGowan, both of Princeton.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Atlas E. McGowan; parents, Dixie and Anna Copeland; one daughter, Norma Jean Tooles; grandson, Reed William Tooles; two sisters, Shirley A. Gray and Dora L. Burke; two brothers, Eugene Copeland and Dixie Copeland.

Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Monday, August 17, 2020 at Morgan’s Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Monday, August 17, 2020 at Morgan’s Funeral Home with Rev. Oscar Powell and Rev. Carl Copeland officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

During this difficult time of private services, you may show your support by joining the “Hugs from Home” program where your message will be attached to a balloon in the chapel to remind the family of your love and support at All Hugs need to be received by 5:00 PM Saturday, August 15, 2020. Morgan’s Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Expression of sympathy may be made to the American Cancer Society, 3140 Parisa Drive, Paducah, KY 42445.

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