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Mary O. Cox


Mary O. Cox, 89, of Benld, passed away at her residence in Benld, on Monday, May 23, 2022 at 3:58 p.m.

She was born April 26, 1933, in Saint Louis, Mo. to Wick Seeba and Clara Miller Seeba.

She married James E. Cox, Sr. on Nov. 3, 1951 in Granite City, he preceded her in death on May 2, 2020.

She was an operator for Nestle Tea in Granite City.

She is survived by her two sons, James “Jimbo” (Linda) Cox Jr. of Mount Olive, Rodney (Tammy) Cox of Mt. Olive; daughter, Chrissy Cox of Benld; many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughter, Debbie Waugh; brother, Wick; sisters, Loretta and Betty.

There was a public gravesite service on Thursday, May 26, 2022 at the Gillespie City Cemetery in Gillespie.

Memorials are suggested to donor’s choice.

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Kravanya Funeral Home, Gillespie, is in charge of the arrangements.