Lilalee Baker McEowen, 89, passed away peacefully Monday, April 1, 2013, at a care facility in Fort Worth. Funeral: 1:30 p.m. Thursday in Greenwood Chapel. Interment: Monte Meta Memorial Park in San Benito. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Greenwood Funeral Home. Lilalee was born April 12, 1923, in Merkel, to parents James Lee and Zetta Baker. The oldest of three siblings living on the farm, she helped to raise her two brothers. As a young adult, she moved to Fort Worth and worked at Consolidated (now Lockheed). On May 23, 1947, she married Edward C. McEowen. Lilalee was a member of Handley Baptist Church. She was a dedicated mother and housewife who also loved sewing, painting and collecting dolls. Lilalee charmed those around her with her gentle spirit and sweet, compassionate personality. She was preceded in death by her husband. Survivors: Sons, Glenn McEowen and wife, Anne, and Keith McEowen; brothers, Alton Baker of Kokomo, Ind., and Virgil Baker of Waterloo, Ill.; grandsons, Tyler McEowen and Brandon McEowen; and four great-grandchildren.