Barbara Anne Cox
Barbara Anne Cox, 88, of Benld, passed away at Missouri Baptist Medical Center, St. Louis, MO on Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022.
She was born Dec. 28, 1933, in Granite City, to Joseph Olds and Lucille Gobble Olds.
She married Glen R. “Buzzy” Cox on Nov. 27, 1954 in Bunker Hill. He preceded her in death on Nov. 6, 2021.
Barbara was a member of the Benld United Methodist Church.
She was a mother, grandmother and beloved matriarch whose joy in life was her role of being a homemaker, raising, nurturing and loving her children and grandchildren. She has now gone home to the loving arms of Jesus undoubtedly by whom she was welcomed by. Besides her family and her love of God, her passions were taking pictures of her family and sending pictures to her family, family gatherings, sitting at her table and sending out caring cards to those who needed them not only family but anyone she heard that needed her thoughts, prayers and love.
She is survived by her children, Cheryl (Marty) Derganc of Benld, Annette (Bart) Baker of Shipman, Joey Cox of Sawyerville, Barbie Cox of Benld, Glenda (Tim) Margaritis of Staunton, Kathleen Cox of Staunton, Michael Cox of Maryland, Cara (Tim) Cox Bates of Moro, Dale (Tina) Cox of Carlinville; daughters in law, Brandi Cox of Benld, Khara Cox of Alabama; 30 grandchildren; 46 great grandchildren; sister, Janet (companion, Dudley Tatum) House of Arnold, MO; brother, Michael Olds of Chicago.
Barbara was preceded in death by her parents; spouse; twin sons, Brian and Brady Cox; infant daughter, Sara Beth Cox; grandson, Caleb Cox; daughter in law, JoAnn Cox. Services were held on Monday, Aug. 8, 2022 at Kravanya Funeral Home in Benld. Burial will be at Rose Lawn Memory Gardens, Bethalto.
Memorials are suggested to Shriners Hospitals for Children or Benld United Methodist Church.
Anyone wishing to send an online condolence may do so at kravanyafuneral.com.
Kravanya Funeral Home, Benld, is in charge of the arrangements.