Tara Noel (DePew) McEwen (1966 - 2015)

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    - Cheryl (Smith) Shoffstall
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Tara Noel DePew McEwen, 48, of Foristell, Mo., was called to heaven on Friday, Jan. 30, 2015. She lost her brave fight against lung cancer.
A memorial to celebrate Tara's life will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday at German Reform Cemetery in Farina. Flowers can be sent to Hohlt & File Funeral Home in Vandalia.
Tara was born Dec. 26, 1966, in Centralia to Carol Tackett Melowitz and Larry DePew. She was married to Marvin McEwen in May 1992.
Tara worked at Citibank for 14 years in various positions, eventually becoming the top of her team as a loan mortgage coordinator.
She is survived by her parents; husband; children, Dustin McEwen, Brandon McEwen, Tia McEwen Miller and Zac Miller; grandchildren Cayden Schuman and Zayne Miller; siblings, Adam DePew, Brandon DePew and Megan DePew Goostere; grandmothers, Ann DePew and Alma Conoyer; aunts Teresa DePew Caldwell, Ardith DePew McFarland, Doris Tackett McConkey and Linda Tackett Reichert; and uncle, Ken Tackett.
She was preceded in death by grandparents Minnie Kistler Tackett and Noah Tackett, James DePew and Bob Conoyer; and an aunt, Linda DePew Leidner.
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Hohlt & File Funeral Home Ltd
204 North Fourth Street
Vandalia, IL 62471
(618) 283-3434
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Published in The Leader-Union from Feb. 3 to Feb. 11, 2015