Marguerite Fugate-Bowen, 96 of Macon passed away at Loch Haven Special Care Unit on Thursday, Dec. 31 2020.
She was born June 8, 1924 in Callao. Daughter of Jess and Alice (Denny) Burnam. On April 4, 1942 she was united in marriage to Kenneth Fugate. Together they owned Fugate’s Shoe Store in Shelbina until the death of Kenneth Fugate on Feb. 10, 1975. She was then united in marriage to Earl Bowen March 5, 1976. She remained married to Earl until his death on May 31, 2002.
Marguerite is survived by three children, Keith Fugate and wife Mary Ellen of Independence, Mo, Jean Ann (Fugate) Besalke and husband Rob of Fulton and Kay (Fugate) Roberts and husband Rick of Macon. She is also survived by two step daughters, Debbie (Bowen) Denham and husband Alan of Shelbina, Ronda Bowen of Shelbina. Five Grandchildren, Christopher Fugate and wife Amanda, Bryan Fugate and wife Kelly, Lynsey Fugate, Jeff Mooneyham and wife Tricia, Amanda (White) Friesz and husband Brian. Nine great-grandchildren, Ava and Aidan Fugate, Grayson Fugate, Roland, Tiernan and Paisley Mooneyham, Taylor, Ryder and Braydon Friesz and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers J.D. Burnam and Denver Burnam, and one sister Nadine Ryther Lovland. Her husband Kenneth Fugate and her second husband, Earl Bowen. One grandson Kyle Mooneyham.
Marguerite was a Christian by faith and a member of the First Christian Church of Shelbina until she transferred her membership to Crossroad’s Christian Church in Macon. She enjoyed fishing, playing cards, sewing and crafts, gardening, going to the casino and spending time with family and friends. She was also previously a member of the American Legion Auxiliary.
A very special thanks today for the staff at Loch Haven Special Care Unit who did an amazing job of caring for our mother while she was there and thanks to Loch Haven staff of the Residential Care Facility who took excellent care of her during her time there. A sincere thank you to Dr. James McDowell for his medical attention and care. Thank you to the Compassus Hospice Team that took exceptional care of her for the short time she had with them.
Thank you to all of our friends & family for their concern, compassion and prayers during this difficult time.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 4, 2021 at the Hutton & McElwain Funeral Home in Macon with John Snider officiating. A visitation will precede the service starting at 9 am. Burial will follow the funeral service in Shelbina Cemetery, in Shelbina. Memorials may be made to Neighbors Helping Neighbors. Memorials payable to Neighbors Helping Neighbors may be mailed to the Hutton & McElwain Funeral Home, 301 N. Rubey Street, Macon, MO 63552.