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Mary Cox
February 14, 1952 - December 10, 2015

Mary Louise Cox, 63, of Oelwein passed away on Thursday December 10, 2015 at Mercy Hospital in Oelwein.  Visitation will be from 4-7PM on Monday December 14, 2015 at the Geilenfeld Funeral Home in Oelwein.  Funeral services will be held at 11AM on Tuesday December 15, 2015 at Zion Lutheran Church in Oelwein.  Interment will be in Alcock Cemetery at rural Frederika, IA.  Memorials may be directed to the family.  For condolences, please visit www.geilenfeldfh.com.

Mary was born in Oelwein, IA on February 14, 1952 to parents Charles and Elizabeth (Roberts) Syler.  She graduated from Oelwein High School with the class of 1970.  She was employed as a CNA.  On August 20, 1993 she was united in marriage with Carl Cox at Zion Lutheran Church in Oelwein.  Mary loved animals and camping.  She also enjoyed trying new recipes and working jigsaw puzzles.

Left to celebrate Mary’s life is her husband Carl; her children: Jamie (Sheila) Weatherbee of Aurora and Angie Miller of Manchester; her grandchildren: Alyssabeth and Madison Weatherbee, Raven Miller, Daniel and Victor Childers; her brother Richard Syler of Rock Island, IL; her sister Vickie Ressler of Rock Island; nephew Shawn Roberts as well as several more nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters Betty Borchman and Patricia Syler; brothers Merl James and Melvin James.  


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Jim and Alice Stanek on December 14, 2015 at 7:57 PM said:

Jim and I are grateful for all Mary did for us in the past. Mary was a good woman with a full heart. To her family, so very sorry for your loss.
Bobbie Toburen on December 14, 2015 at 5:18 PM said:

One of the saddest moments is when you hear of the loss of a friend. I just want you to know how sad and I was on your loss. Mary and I were friends back in junior high and on, I was proud to call her my friend we have lost one of the kindest and gentlest people that I have had the privilege to know.You have my heartfelt sympathy. Bobbie
Michael Sean Syler on December 13, 2015 at 9:03 AM said:

Aunt Mary I received your card the day before you went to be with the lord I wanted you to know how much I enjoyed our long conversations while you were trying to help keep me awake while I was on the road for work and also all that you did to to help me understand where we came from beings I did not know grandpa Syler I now have a good understanding of our family lineage and have took us back several generations I believe 5 and with the help of you. I love you and you will be missed by many but I'm so glad your not struggling anymore and rejoice in the fact that you knew Jesus and i will see you again someday. I will do my best also to keep our family close to yours. Yours truly your nephew Michael.
Jim & Georgie Weatherbee on December 12, 2015 at 5:39 PM said:

We are very sorry for your loss and our thoughts, hearts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time. We each have good memories of Mary with her family and those will always be with you. May God give each of you the strength you will need each day and especially the coming holidays. There won't be a day go by that something will cause you to remember one of those days you did something special with her. She is now free of pain and your guardian angel that can now walk free of pain.

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