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Lela Lee McGowan, 90, Russell Springs, KY (1930-2020)

Lela Lee Ashbrook McGowan of Russell Springs passed away Monday, March 23, 2020 at the Russell County Hospital. She was 90 years old.

All services will be private. Online condolences at

She was born February 28, 1930 in Russell County to the late John and Olza (Smith) Ashbrook. She attended Mt. Calvary Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceeded in death by a daughter, Bonnie McGowan.

Survivors include:
  • Four sons: James (Sandy) McGowan, Shelby (Andrea) McGowan, Larry (Peggy) McGowan, and Dean (Jenny) McGowan, all of Russell Springs
  • A daughter, JoAnn Coulter, Las Vegas, NV
  • Eleven grandchildren,
  • Fourten great-grandchildren
  • Four great-great grandchildren.
  • A special friend - Joyce Fay Passmore.
Bernard Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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