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Reva Wilson McGowen

Reva Wilson McGowen, 91, of Indianapolis passed away at 11:15am, Friday, August 6, 2021 at Greenwood Meadows. She was born in Versailles on April 8, 1930 the daughter of Ralph and Ruth Neil Wilson. She was married to Roy McGowen and he preceded her in death on July 20, 2012.


Survivors include one son Robert (Debbie) Paugh of Indianapolis; grandchildren Mandy (Chris) Young and Bobby Paugh both of Indianapolis; great-grandchildren Gavin Paugh, and Madison and Mason Young. She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Wendell, William, and Gene Wilson, her sister Marjorie Pohle, and her twin sister Eva Everage.


Mrs. McGowen and her twin sister were one of three sets of twins who graduated in the Versailles High School class of 1948. She and her sister were cheerleaders for the “Frenchies” basketball team during high school. Her working career spanned many years where she worked as a secretary for Stewart-Warner in Indianapolis and later worked at JC Penney. She was a former resident of Monrovia and moved to Indianapolis in 2013. Reva was a member of the Monrovia Baptist Church.


Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, August 11th at 12pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with visitation beginning at 11am. Burial will be in the Cliff Hill Cemetery in Versailles. Memorials may be given to the cemetery in care of the funeral home.