Evelyn McGowan, age 92 of West Mifflin, Pennsylvania, died on Sunday, February 16, 2020. She was born on August 16, 1927 in Clairton, Pennsylvania one of six children of Roy and Sarah (Dougherty) Hornby.
Evelyn worked as a retail salesperson at TJ Max. She was a member of the Bible Baptist Temple in Jefferson Hills, Pennsylvania and loved gardening and reading.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, WW II Navy Veteran, Charles Edward McGowan, Sr. (dod: May 30, 1984); one of her daughters, Sara Kirchner and all five of her siblings, her only sister, Thelma Hornby-Davis and brothers, Clifford, Percy, Raymond and Charles Hornby. Evelyn is survived by her remaining three children, sons, Charles Edward, Jr and Raymond (Marilyn) McGowan and daughter, Michele (Bob) Jones; seven grandchildren, Joshua (Kelly) Jones, Jessica Jones, Bridget (Cameron) Marcus, Michael McGowan, Andrea McGowan, Jason (Mellissa) Kirchner and Lisa Kirchner; two great grandchildren, Chase and Lila Kirchner and son-in-law, Sonny Kirchner.
Family and friends will be received in the Stephen D. Slater Funeral Home 1701 Route 51 Jefferson Hills, Pennsylvania 15025 (412-384-0350) on Friday, February 21, 2020 from 6 – 8 pm and Saturday, February 22, from 9:30 – 11:30 am The funeral service for Evelyn will be in the funeral home on Saturday at 11:30 am at the conclusion of the visitation. Pastor Donald Thompson of the Bible Baptist Temple will be officiating the service. Evelyn will be buried in Jefferson Memorial Park Cemetery in Pleasant Hills, Pennsylvania next to her husband in a private ceremony.
If desired her family suggests contributions to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospitals www.stjude.org or Animal Friends Pittsburgh 562 Camp Horne Road Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15237 Speak@ThinkingOutsideTheCage.org.
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