Roberta Cowgur, 92, of Chestnut, IL passed away at Autumn Accolade Assisted Living in Green Valley, IL on February 13, 2017 at 10:21 a.m.
Roberta was born October 22, 1925; daughter of Ernest W. and Essie (Tackett) Koehler. She married Maxwell Eugene Cowgur on October 18, 1947 in Vandalia, IL ( 59 years). He preceded her in death in August of 2006.
Surviving her are two sons: Lester E. (Patsy) Cowgur of Chestnut, IL and Brian Cowgur of Springfield, IL; one daughter: Becky Landis of Danville, IL; seven grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren; one brother: Richard Koehler of Brownstown, IL; one sister: Iris Bernhardt of Green Valley, IL; many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, son: Bruce E. Cowgur, granddaughter: Alaina Landis; and great grandson: Brian Harmony Jr.
Mrs. Cowgur worked at the Sangamon Ordinance Plant west of Illiopolis, IL in the mid 1940’s. She was a dedicated homemaker for many years and later worked at Landauer’s Clothiers in Lincoln in where she served as seamstress before retiring in 1976. Mrs. Cowgur loved to cook and to garden. She was most famous for always having homemade cookies in abundant amounts for family and the neighborhood kids. She also loved to crochet and made everything from Christmas Tree ornaments to blankets for friends and family. Roberta will be greatly missed by family and friends.
Services for Roberta will be Monday February 20th 11am At Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Mt. Pulaski, IL with Rev. Jack Wolf officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Burial at Mt. Pulaski Cemetery will follow the service.
Memorials may be made in Roberta’s name to:
Bridgepointe Kids, Bridgepointe Christian Church
850 Waterman Ave
East Providence RI 02914