Tony R. Cowger (61) of Neoga


Published on June 17 2013 2:33 pm

Tony R. Cowger, 61, of Neoga, IL passed away at 1:56 pm on Saturday June 15, 2013 at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, IL.

Memorial services celebrating Tony will be at 12:00 noon on Saturday June 22 at 419 West 6th St. in Neoga, IL. Barkley Funeral Chapel in Toledo is assisting the family with arrangements.

Tony was born in Mattoon on January 11, 1952 the son of William L. & Nellie (Williams) Cowger. He married Juanita Farris on October 29, 2005.

Surviving is his wife; sons Robert Binnion of Champaign, Kelly Cowger of Mattoon, Travis Cowger of Neoga, Dennis Miller of Neoga; Daughters Tanya Fitt-Cowger of Charleston, Shawna Davis of Altamont and Anna Cowger of Neoga; Brothers William Cowger of Dietrich, John Cowger of Mattoon and Stanley Cowger of Neoga; Sister Shirlyn Van Scyoc of Toledo and Diane Rostek of Tolono; 12 grandchildren and one great-grandson.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother Albert.

Tony had worked at Coke in Mattoon and was a cab driver for many years.

Memorials can be made to the family in care of Barkley Funeral Chapel Box 381 Greenup, IL. 62428. Online condolences can be expressed at