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Russell H. "Squirrelly" Cowgill
Russell H. Russell H. “Squirrelly” Cowgill, age 94 of Richwood, died Sunday morning, March 20, 2011 at Marion Manor.  He was born October 23, 1916 in Jackson Township to the late Reuben Tyler and Callie Sipe (Miley) Cowgill.  On June 17, 1939 he married the former Lucille Edna Stierhoff in the Trinity Lutheran Parsonage in Marysville, and she died May 6, 2008. He was also preceded in death by his son-in-law John Patton

He was a lifetime member of the Marion County Steam and Gas Engine Society, member of the Mid Ohio Antique Farm Machinery Show. Squirrelly loved working on and restoring gas engines. He was very active with the Richwood Fair as a Director, where he was instrumental with the gas and steam engine portion of the fair. He could always be seen in that part of the fair (talking and tinkering) and bringing up the end of the Steam engine Parade.

He was a “lucky man”, as he was a winner of the lottery in 1994.

He is survived by a son, William R. (Connie) Cowgill, Marion; a daughter, Paula J. Patton, West Mansfield; Twelve grandchildren; Twenty great grandchildren; and special friends, Dave, Bert and J. R. Mohler, all of Richwood.

Funeral services will be held Thursday March 24, 2011 at 11:00 am at the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home in Richwood, where friends may call Wednesday from 5-7 pm, burial will be in the Price Cemetery, Pastor Harry Simmons will officiate.

Memorial gifts may be made to R.E.A. P. at 401 North Franklin St. Richwood, Ohio 43344

Condolences and remembrances may be expressed at www.stofcheck-ballinger.com

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#1 from: Rev. Dr. Randy Cheney
Sun, Mar 20, 2011 at 9:12 PM

A great neighbor and a super smart guy when it came to the "old" engines. May our Lord have a special place for Squirrelly in His garage.

#2 from: Dave and Bonnie Rings
Russell Springs, KY
Mon, Mar 21, 2011 at 1:55 PM

Prayers are with you all.  We will not be able to come up to the funeral but know that we along with mom are thinking of you.
He was a fun uncle!  Lots of good times I remember with him, your mom and you all!

#3 from: Peggy  Jamison
Mon, Mar 21, 2011 at 5:48 PM

What a special neighbor, he will missed by all of Richwood! Our Dad enjoyed those times at the fair with him and those engines. They are both now tinkering in that "garage"
In Sympathy, Ernie & Peggy (Bevis) Jamison

#4 from: Johna Nibert
Mon, Mar 21, 2011 at 5:52 PM

Bill ,Paula and family's so sorry to hear the death of your father. I still miss him driving up and down the street. Now Bill is the oldest on the street.         Bill and Johna Nibert

#5 from: Barbara M.
Delaware ohio
Tue, Mar 22, 2011 at 4:08 AM

Im very sorry for your loss. I can remember how sweet Mr.Cowgill was to me when Lucinda would invite me to his home on Blagrove. I pray for peace and comfort for everyone who knew him. God Bless you.

#6 from: Daizy Cole
Tue, Mar 22, 2011 at 10:56 AM

Paula so sorry to hear of your Dad.  God be with you and enjoy the memories you had with your Dad.

#7 from: Paula Marshall
Marion, Ohio
Tue, Mar 22, 2011 at 11:06 AM

Hey Bill (and Connie):  Just wanted to let you know how sorry I am for your loss. I will keep you all in my prayers.  God Bless - Paula Marshall

#8 from: Jack and Huey Walsh
North Port, Fl.
Tue, Mar 22, 2011 at 11:32 PM

Bill & family,
So sorry to learn of your dads passing.  You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Jack & Huey

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