Clara May Gowen / Jan. 1, 1923 – Dec. 6, 2009Published 10:33am Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Clara May Gowen, 86, of State Line Road, Niles, died at 6:20 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 6, 2009 at West Woods, of Niles, following an extended illness.
She was born Jan. 1, 1923 in Luxora, Ark. to William Pugh and Lucy Eloise (Robertson) Pugh. She lived in the Niles area for 68 years.
She was a mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother. Her family and children were her life. She devoted everything she had – physically, mentally and emotionally – to her family.
She is survived by sons, Richard L. (Wanita) Gowen, of Niles, Frelen L. (Chris) Gowen, of Niles, Daniel B. (Jeannie) Gowen, of Niles; a daughter, Frances W. Gowen, of Niles; 15 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; two-great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by daughters, Twila Anita Gowen, who died May 20, 2002; sisters, Viola Sheperdson and Addie Raines; brothers, Sanford, Thomas and James Pugh; and grandsons, Scott and Marty Gowen.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday. Dec. 9, 2009 at Halbritter Funeral Home, Niles with Pastor Jeffrey L. Whittaker, of Michiana Christian Embassy, officiating.
Burial will be held at Silverbrook Cemetery, Niles.
Friends may call at the funeral home one hour prior to the funeral.
Memorial may be made to West Woods of Niles or Hospice at Home.