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Dr. Sam H. McGowen

1944 - 2012 Obituary Condolences Gallery
Dr. Sam McGowen

Dr. Sam H. McGowen, 68, of Mascoutah, Ill., born Mar. 9, 1944, in Poplar Bluff, Mo., died Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012, at his residence.

Sam was Superintendent of Schools District 19 Mascoutah, Ill., from July 1994 to June 2012, and a retired Lt. Col. from the Missouri National Guard after 25 years of service.

He was preceded in death by his father, Hubert McGowen.

Surviving is his wife, Sue M., nee Beights, McGowen, whom he married in Puxico, Mo., on Aug. 27, 1988; four children, Bonnie McBurney of Auburn, Ala., Brian (Peggy) McGowen of Dexter, Mo., Sarah (Roy) Phillips of Nokomis, Fla., and Nan (Brad) Beaird of Columbia, Mo.; eight grandchildren, Ryan and Chadd McBurney, Kristan McGowen, Arriel (Cody) Smith, Parke and Ben Phillips, and Leam and Landon Beaird; his mother, Wilma,.nee Allen, McGowen of Puxico, Mo.; two brothers, Jim (Marsha) McGowen of Cape Girardeau, Mo., and Terry (Trish) McGowen of Puxico, Mo.

Memorials may be made to the Mascoutah Food Pantry. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting


Visitation: Friends may call from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012, at the Mascoutah High School Auditorium, Mascoutah, Ill.

Funeral: Funeral services will be held 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012, at the Mascoutah High School Auditorium in Mascoutah, Ill., with the Rev. Gregory Shanks officiating. Private interment will be held at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, Mo.

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Published in Belleville News-Democrat on Nov. 23, 2012
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