Edith Rivers, 45

Edith Renee’ (McGowan) Rivers, 45, of Three Rivers, formerly of Chicago, went to be with her Lord early Friday morning, July 23, 2010 after a year-long battle with cancer. She was born on Jan. 3, 1965 in Chicago, Ill. Edie, as she was affectionately known, was the second child born to Robert Joseph McGowan Sr. and Sylvia Brookens McGowan.

On June 1, 1985, Edie was joined in holy matrimony to her childhood friend, James Edward Rivers II. To this marriage were born three beautiful daughters, Asia Lian, Jamie Jeanine and Imani Renee’. She is also survived by her loving mother, Sylvia; one “big” brother, Robert Joseph (Brenda) McGowan Jr.; step-brother, Reginald (Dee) Hampton; mother-in-law, Barbara Rivers; many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and friends; eight brothers-in-law and two sisters-in-law.

Edie was preceded in death by her father, Robert McGowan Sr., and her step-father, William Hampton.

The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until the time of service at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, July 28, at the Hohner Funeral Home, with Bishop Gloria Cotton officiating.

Interment will be held in Riverside Cemetery.

Memorials may be directed to the family of Edith Rivers c/o James Rivers.

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