Pearl Jeanette McGowan


Pearl Jeanette McGowan of Greenwood, Del., passed away peacefully on Oct. 1, 2018, at Lofland Park Center in Seaford, Del., where she resided after her stroke in March.

McGowan had retired from work with the State of Delaware after 25 years of service at the Stockley Center as a cook.

She loved going to the Greenwood Cheer Center, where she was always a winner at bingo. McGowan also loved her great-great-granddaughter, Serenity. She was always making things at Cheer to bring her and enjoyed buying treats for her from the store.

McGowan was preceded in death by her husband, Walter McGowan; a son, Kenneth Hardy; and her sidekick, Daisey, her dog. She is survived by her son Robert Hardy and his wife, Debbie, with whom she lived with for the past four years; a granddaughter, Lisa Prentice, and her husband, Thomas; and her other grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Services were to be private. Burial will be in the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Bear, Del., with her husband.