Joseph W. ‘Joe’ McGonagle
Joseph W. “Joe” McGonagle, 88, died May 4, 2017, at Park Lane Nursing Home, Scott City. H e was born June 2, 1928, in Fairview, Okla., to Charles Frank and Ruth Gertrude (Pettitt) McGonagle. A resident of Scott City since 1965, moving from Syracuse, he was a power plant manager and operator for Wheatland Electric and Sunflower Electric. He served in the Merchant Marines, attached to the U.S. Navy, during World War II. He was a member of the United Methodist Church, Scott City, IOOF Lodge, Masonic Lodge and Shrine Club, Scott City; past Scout Master for Troop No. 77; and national president of the REA. On June 9, 1949, he married Reba M. Veach in Syracuse. She died Dec. 2, 2007, in Scott City. Survivors include: two sons, Tim McGonagle, and wife, Patrina, Scott City, and Scott McGonagle, and wife, Lynette, Houston, Tex.; one daughter, Sheri Hinman, and husband, Jeff, Snohomish, Wash.; nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; two sisters, Dorothy and Jean; and three brothers, Howard, Mike and Gerald. Funeral service was held May 9 at the United Methodist Church, Scott City, with Rev. John Lewis and Rev. Evan Graber presiding. Interment was in the Scott County Cemetery. Memorials may be given to Camp Lakeside or the United Methodist Church in care of Price and Sons Funeral Home, Box 553, Scott City, Ks., 67871.