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Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Obituary - William Joseph McGowen

William Joseph McGowen, 75, Harrisonville, MO, passed away Monday, May 17, 2021 at Lee’s Summit Medical Center in Lee’s Summit, MO. No services are scheduled at this time.

William was born August 25, 1945 in Kansas City, MO, a son of Willard Robert and Lela May (Davis) McGowen. He attended Rodman #128 Rural School from 1951-1956 and graduated from Harrisonville High School in 1963. He graduated with a BA from Central Missouri State College in Warrensburg, MO in 1967.

He was a lifelong resident of Harrisonville. William was a U. S. Air Force veteran. He had worked for the IRS until retiring on December 31, 2011.

William was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, sister-in-law, Mary McGowen, and two brothers-in-law, James Coons and George Thompson. He is survived by two brothers, Robert McGowen (Rita) and Richard McGowen, both of Harrisonville, MO; two sisters, Mary Thompson, Indianola, IA; Margaret A. Coons, Chariton, IA, and several nieces and nephews.