Avery Grace Gowen, six-month-old daughter, of Stephanie McAlister and Matthew Gowen, was born on Feb. 21, 2020, in Cape Girardeau, Mo. She passed from earthly life into eternal life on Aug. 19, 2020.
Born at two lbs. and four ozs, she was thriving. She loved to eat her cereal and swing in the swing. She was sitting up and watching cartoons with her brother, Liam. Roadtrips made her fussy, and she did not like a pacifier. Bath time soothed her the best. She was a joy.
She leaves to mourn her passing her parents and brother; grandparents: Heather and Bobby Cureton of Patton, Mo., Sherry and Travis McAlister of Glen Allen, Mo., and Danny and Beth Gowen of Tennessee; great grandparents: Don and Donna Gowen of Leopold, Mo., Paulette Parker of Cape Girardeau, Becky Hays (the late Roger Hays) of Chaffee, Cecil Chiles of Oak Ridge, and Harry and Dorothy Pry of Cape Girardeau.
Visitation will be on Saturday, August 22, 2020, from 10:00 a.m. until noon at Hutchings Funeral Chapel in Marble Hill. Funeral services will begin at noon with Danny Wilson officiating. Burial will follow in McGee Chapel Cemetery near Glen Allen.
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