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.