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Virginia McEuen

November 25, 1920 — April 27, 2019

Virginia Dawson McEuen passed away in the early morning of April 27th 2019 at 98 years old having lived a full life with relatively few health issues. She was born on Nov. 25th 1920 to the late Felix Ira Dawson and Irene Martin Dawson. She was the fifth of seven children born to Felix and Irene and the last surviving of all her siblings and their respective spouses. Her siblings were Arnold Dawson, Carlin (Jack) Dawson, Minnie Dawson Park, Ira Weldon Dawson, Liz Dawson Meserve and Mary Dawson Taylor.

Virginia was a graduate of Daviess County High School in 1937 and started her first job at Frank Abrams after graduation. Prior to the US entry into WWII, she married first, Charles Clay Potts, on June 3rd 1941, and together they had one son Charles Michael Potts (in 1942) who gave Virginia a grandson, Michael David (and he with his wife Caroline, three great granddaughters, Anna, Sarah and Leah).

Her second marriage to Byron James McEuen was in 1957. Virginia is survived by two step daughters, Anne McEuen Alia and Gayle McEuen Goens. She has three step grandsons; Jeffery Goens, James Goens, and Christopher Alia. And, one step great grandson, Christopher Joe Alia.

Having lived through both the Great Depression and World War II and after, trying make it as a single mother during her early years on her own, Virginia was determined to be a working contributor to society her entire adult life. She was one of the first employees at Texas Gas in Owensboro, ultimately retiring as the longest serving female employee of the company. She was a member of the Nine Hole Golf Association at the Owensboro Country Club, devoted member of Cumberland Presbyterian Church and was appointed a Lady Kentucky Colonel by the Governor. She was a beautiful, strong, and loving woman and will be dearly missed by all her friends and family.

Services will be at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at James H. Davis Funeral Home & Crematory. Burial will follow in Rosehill Cemetery. Visitation is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home.

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