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Lillie Frances Bell Gowen, age 81, of Hodgenville, passed away, Wednesday, August 7, 2019, at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown.
She was a member of Buffalo Baptist Church and a long-time waitress and cook at Joel Ray’s Lincoln Jamboree. She was a loving mother and grandmother.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph “Joe” Gowen and her parents, Harlan Edward and Lillian Ellen DeSpain Bell.
She is survived by three sons, Joseph “Dinky” (Jennifer) Gowen, Edward Ray Taylor and Freddie (Barbara) Gowen all of Hodgenville; three daughters, Shelia (Don) Cull and Donna Jo Mellick all of Louisville and Rosemary (Rene Buechele) Monyhan of Bardstown; two special former daughters-in-law, Mindy Dennis and Helen Williams; seventeen grandchildren, Tim Taylor, Tiffany (DaWayne) Nunn, Travis “Bud” Taylor, Jessica (Alex) Watts, Miranda (Robert Langham) Gowen, Jayden Gowen, Damien Williams, Jaxson Williams, Parker Lily Gowen, Traci Pepper Gilbert, Michael Meers, Angela Mohr, Daniel Mellick, Jeff Monyhan, Chris Monyhan, Scotty Buechele and Jimmy Buechele and an abundance of great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM, Friday, August 9, 2019, at Bennett-Bertram Funeral Home in Hodgenville with Rev. Louis Humes officiating. Burial will follow in the Buffalo Cemetery.
Visitation will be 3-8 PM Thursday and after 9 AM Friday at the funeral home.