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Ethel E. Cox


Ethel E. Cox, 94, of Bushnell, died at 12:20 a.m. Sunday, May 17, 2009, at Prairie City Rehab & Healthcare Center.


She was born Nov. 10, 1914, in Martinsburg, Iowa, to Clyde and Sarah Fairchild Brown.  She married James Theodore "Ted" Cox Feb. 21, 1933, in Lancaster, Mo. He survives.

She is also survived by one son, Jim (Donna) Cox, of Owasso, Okla.; four daughters, Lvonne (Gayle) Zickefoose, Janet (Larry) Foster and Gretchen (Larry) Thurman, all of Bushnell and Joan (Gary) McMahill, Orange Park, Fla.; 21 grandchildren, 41 great grandchildren; 20 great-great grandchildren and one sister, Wanda Roth, Mt. Pleasant, Iowa.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two daughters, Dorotha Burgett and Eileen McCleery, one Son, Ron and one brother, Raymond Brown.

She and her husband, Ted were married 76 years and she was a member of Friends Church in Richland, Iowa and the Bushnell United Methodist Church.

She and her family have lived in Bushnell since 1953 and Ethel worked at Bluebell Mfg. and Mikesell's Grocery Store in Bushnell.  She enjoyed gardening, sewing and crocheting.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 21, 2009, at the Bushnell United Methodist Church with Pastor Trisha Chapman officiating.

Visitation  will be held from 6 - 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 20, 2009, at Martin-Hollis Funeral Home, Bushnell, where friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, May 21, 2009, at Friend Cemetery, Richland, Iowa.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Bushnell Rescue Squad, Susan G. Komen Foundation or the Bushnell United Methodist Church.

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