Myrtle McGowen, daughter of the late J.O. Carter and Dora Ketcherside Carter, was born on Oct. 6, 1927 at Ellsinore and died in the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter on Nov. 8, 2001, at the age of 74. Mrs. McGowen was a homemaker and a resident of Dexter. On Jan. 26, 1943 she was united in marriage to Charles McGowen at Malden, he survives of the home in Dexter. Besides her parents, she is survived by Carla Ross of Dudley, who was raised in the home as a daughter; by one brother, Irvon Carter of Dexter; and by one sister, Ira Mae Abbott of Dexter. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Henry Carter. Visitation will be held at the Rainey Funeral Home in Dexter on Friday, Nov. 9 from 5 - 8 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted in the Rainey Funeral Chapel on Saturday, Nov. 10 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Dean Williams and Rev. Dale Hartle officiating. Interment will follow in the Bernie Cemetery with Rainey Funeral Home of Dexter in charge of all arrangements.