Gloria M. Cox, nee Frantz, 96, of Marissa, IL, born July 4, 1926, in Bluffton, IN, passed away on Friday May 12, 2023, at the Freeburg Care Center in Freeburg, IL. Mrs. Cox was a homemaker and family genealogist. She was a member of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, the Marissa Historical Society and Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Sparta, IL.
Mrs. Cox was preceded in death by her beloved husband – Jerold L. Cox, whom she married on August 26, 1944, in Centerville Station, IL and who passed away on October 22, 2022, her parents, a sister, a half-sister and a granddaughter.
Gloria is survived her children – Jerold L. (Sandra) Cox, Jr. of New Athens, IL, Tracy W. (Deniece) Cox, of Sparta, IL, Kevin L. (Tarjius) Cox of Steeleville, IL, Eric (Diane) Cox of Hamburg, PA, Gloria (Charles) Bierman of Belleville, IL, Sue A (D.J.) Wilson of Woodlawn, IL, Sheryl C. Smith of Las Vegas, NV and Miriam L. (Antony) Peradotto of Olympia, WA, sixteen grandchildren, twenty-two great-grandchildren, two half-brothers, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Memorials in Gloria’s honor may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or the American Heart Association.
In keeping with Mrs. Cox’ wishes, cremation is to take place with no formal visitation or services at this time.
Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL is in charge of arrangements.