Michael D. Cowell
Michael D. Cowell, 71, died on Aug. 25, 2022, at Carle Hospital in Urbana, IL. Mike was preceded in death by his parents Dorothy and Clifford Cowell, formerly of Apache Junction AZ, and sisters Diane Cowell and Annetta Fry, both of Arcola IL. Surviving him are his companion Barbara Billingsley of Camargo, IL, his sister Joyce Israel of Portland, OR, and mentors/surrogate parents Beverly and Everett Lacost of Kirksville, MO.
Mike was a 1969 graduate of Villa Grove High School and former employee of Gould’s Bus Service in Tuscola, IL. Mike was a devoted, loving companion to Barbara Billingsley for 57 years. “Michael Doodle” possessed a jovial nature and was always appreciative of the family and friends around him. Mike loved his cat Grayson. His family asks that memorials be directed to local Humane Societies of their choice.
I knew Mike when we were kids. He was a great friend. He went to school with my uncle Mike.