Gypsy was born November 12, 1932 in Creal Springs the daughter of Roy Lee and Helen (Willard) Allen. She married Eugene McGowan on August 7, 1951 at Cana Church and together they have shared over 67 years of marriage until his death on March 3, 2019.
She was a lifetime member of Mt. Moriah General Baptist Church and later in life attended Sunday School at Second Baptist Church in Marion.
Survivors include her;
Daughter – Cheryl Ann Rister (Ivan) of Harrisburg
Daughter – Eugina Axe of Goreville
Pamela Sue Rister of Morganfield, Kentucky
Savannah Jeralds (Bert) of Goreville
Tiffany Rinne (Dane) of St. Louis, Missouri
Four great grandchildren;
Kren Lee Rister
Karis Monique Taborn
Kean Tyrone Taborn
Braiden Michael Connor
Many nieces and nephews
Two great grand fur babies;
“Princess Leia” and “Otis”
Preceded by her Parents, husband – Eugene McGowan, son – Michael Allen McGowan, three grandchildren – Ivan Rister, Jr., Timara Nichole Rister, Nicholas Shawn Rister, and great grand fur baby “Fern Gulley”.
Graveside services will be Thursday, November 12, 2020 at 2 pm at Egyptian Memorial Gardens with Rev. David Willard officiating. Visitation will be Thursday from 11:30 am until 1:30 pm at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home in Marion. Due to health concerns related to the COVID-19 virus, social distancing and the wearing of masks will be required.
For those who prefer memorials may be made to Mt. Moriah General Baptist Church. Envelopes will be available and accepted at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home, 800 North Market Street, Marion, Illinois 62959.