Josee Nathalie McGowen

Josee Nathalie McGowen, 85, of Poteau died Thursday, July 18, 2013, in Fort Smith, Ark. Josee was born April 28, 1928 in Brussels, Belgium, to Fabien and Mary Julia (Van den Broeck) Dricot. She was a homemaker. Josee was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Bill; two children, Patricia Kay McGowen and Allen Lee McGowen; and one sister, Amandine.She is survived by her nieces and nephews; Judith, Carol, Linda, Virginia, Janette, Barbara, Patti, Greg, Gene, John and James.Services will be 4 p.m., Sunday, July 21, 2013 at Community of Christ in Fanshawe with Sally and Greg McGowen, Neil Brannon and Sue McAlester officiating. Burial will be in Fanshawe Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Lee Nowlin, Wes McGowen, Heath Branscum, John Paul McAlester, Jeremy Nikel and Jerry McAlester.The family will visit with relatives and friends from 6-8 p.m. Saturday at Evans and Miller Funeral Home, Poteau.You may leave an online message at