Russell L. McGown
Russell L. McGown, 85, of Springfield, died at 1:34 am, Thursday, October 16, 2014 at Memorial Medical Center. He was born October 23, 1928 in Waggoner, to Clayton C. and Anna Emily Hutson McGown. He married Kathryn Rasmussen on July 25, 1948, and she survives.
Also surviving are one sister, Phyllis Carol Rachunas of Springfield; twenty nieces and nephews, whom he loved like his own children and several great nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Frances Imogene, Geneva Mae, Edward DeWayne, Melba Ann, Howard Clayton, Robert Hutson and Marilyn Virginia.
Russell was a US Army veteran and served during the Korean War. He was president of the IRS local union and was a member of the National American Legion Post 777.
He was a resident of Waggoner for twenty years and Springfield for the past sixty five years. He was a retired agent with the IRS.
Visitation: 11 am – 1pm, Saturday, October 18, 2014 at Staab Funeral.
Funeral Service: 1 pm, Saturday, October 18, 2014 at Staab Funeral Home with Reverend Larry Moslener officiating. Burial will follow at Girard Cemetery in Girard, Illinois.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Waggoner Centennial Building in Waggoner, Illinois.