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Wilburn Wayne Gowen Sr.

Wilburn Wayne Gowen Sr., 78, of Fredericktown, died Sunday, March 11, 2012 at Madison Medical Center in Fredericktown. He was born May 19, 1933 in Neelyville, Missouri, a son of Burton and Ethel (Rhyan) Gowen.

Preceding him in death were his parents, four brothers, and three sisters.

Survivors include: two sons, Leonard Gowen of Fredericktown and Wilburn Gowen Jr. of OFallon, Missouri; daughter, Patricia Tucker of Festus, Missouri and five grandchildren.

Mr. Gowen was a United States Army Veteran. He was a retired printer for the Border Printing Co. in St. Louis. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and trapping and had beagles and other sporting dogs.

A memorial service was held March 15, 2012 at Jefferson Barracks National Veteran Cemetery in St. Louis.

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