Irene E. McGowan
Medical records administrator

Irene E. McGowan, a medical records administrator in the 1980s at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital in Rockville and then at Montgomery General Hospital in Olney, died Nov. 17 at Montgomery Hospice’s Casey House in Rockville. She was 70.

The cause was Parkinson’s disease, said her husband, Edwin “Ned” McGowan.

Irene Elaine Kueshner was born in Pittsburgh, where she was a 1965 graduate of Carlow University. She worked at Mercy Hospital in her hometown before settling in the Washington area in 1975.

She was a Gaithersburg resident and a member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Rockville.

Besides her husband of 44 years, of Gaithersburg, survivors include two children, Matthew McGowan of Germantown and Susan McGowan of Harrogate, England; and a sister.

— Adam Bernstein