Paul J. McGown

First Posted: 5/24/2010


Paul J. McGown, 82, died at 3:38 a.m. May 24, 2010, at his residence.

He was born Aug. 9, 1927, in Hancock County to Charles M. and Zella Williamson McGown, who preceded him in death. On July 12, 1953, he married Ruthanna Hurlds, who died June 26, 1996.

Mr. McGown retired in 1989 as a machine rebuilder. He was an Army veteran.

Survivors include a daughter, Doreen McGown, of Findlay; a son, Michael McGown, of Minnesota; a sister, Ellen Hallowell, of Findlay; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and his special companion, Ellen Hefner, of Findlay.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Richard and George McGown; and two sisters, Helen McGown and Alma Luce.

Services will begin at 11 a.m. Friday at Coldren-Crates Funeral Home, Findlay. Pastor Michael Spann will officiate. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Findlay, with military rites by the Hancock County Veterans Memorial Squad.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Bridge Home Health & Hospice.

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