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Lois L. McGown
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Obituary for Lois L. McGown

PEORIA—Lois L. McGown, 80, of Navarre, FL formerly of Peoria, passed away at 3:45 a.m., Friday, July 27, 2018 at her residence in Navarre Florida.

Lois was born April 26, 1938, in Peoria, the daughter of Bernie B. and Mary E. Oliphant Pribble. She married Alan Liffengren. She later married John E. “Jack” McGown October 21, 1986 in LaCrosse, Wisconsin. He preceded her in death January 8, 2011 in Peoria.

Also preceding Lois in death were her parents and two brothers, Terry and Bob Pribble.

Surviving are her children and grandchildren, Patty (Michael) Shawbitz of Mary Esther, Florida and their children, Nathan and Bailey; Kathryn (Bill) Hellkamp of Shakopee, Minnesota and their children, John, Dan and Tom; James (Helen) McGown of Lenexa, Kansas and their children, Andrew, Sister Apostle of Joy, and Jonathan; Lori (Mark) Lee of Chicago and their children, Anna and Katie. Also surviving are three great-grandchildren.

Lois worked for Caterpillar Inc, 25 years, retiring from the Administration Building as a Conference Coordinator in March, 1990.

She was a member of the former Arcadia Avenue Presbyterian Church and the Greater Peoria Rose Society.

Funeral services will be at 12 Noon, Saturday, August 4, 2018 at The Wilton Mortuary where visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. The Reverend Howard Love will officiate. Burial will be in Swan Lake Memory Gardens.

Memorials may be made to the Emerald Coast Hospice, 5111 n. 12th Avenue, Suite B, Pensacola, FL 32504, American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123 or American Lung Association, 55 W. Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60601.

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The Wilton Mortuary

2101 N. Knoxville Ave.
Peoria, IL 61603





12:00 PM
The Wilton Mortuary

2101 N. Knoxville Ave.
Peoria, IL 61603

Cemetery Details


Swan Lake Memory Gardens

4601 W. War Memorial Drive
Peoria, IL 61615

Memorial Contribution

Emerald Coast Hospice

5111 N. 12th Avenue, Suite B, Pensacola, FL 32504

American Lung Association

55 W. Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60601

American Cancer Society

P.O.Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123

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