Mary Ruth Cox

Mary Ruth Cox, age 84, passed away at her home in Missouri Valley on Tuesday, June 21, 2011. Mary Ruth was born on October 5, 1926 in Aspermont, Texas to John Riley and Edna (Worley) Higgins. After graduating high school in Abilene, Texas in 1943, she attended Hardin Simmons University for 2 years in Abilene, Texas. She married Donald F. Cox and to that union was blessed with five children. Mary Ruth and Don were co-owners of the Tamarack Bowl for over 40 years. She was a member of Hardin-Simmons University Alumni; enjoyed visiting her parents in Texas, yard work, sewing, shopping and loved her Sam’s Club membership. Survivors include her brother; Jimmy Lyle Higgins of San Antonio, Texas, children: Randy Cox of Las Vegas, Nevada; Kathy Rifkin of Overland Park, Kansas; Vicki and husband Don McIntosh of Missouri Valley, Iowa; Julie and husband David Walsh of Fort Calhoun, Nebraska; Scott Cox of Missouri Valley, Iowa; fifteen grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews, special friends, Sarah Wilson of Omaha, Nebraska; Andrea Clark of Logan, Iowa; and Bill Fleming of Overland Park, Kansas. Mary Ruth was preceded in death by her parents, John and Edna Higgins; husband, Donald Cox, grand-daughter Maggy Walsh and her brother Travis Higgins. Visitation with the family will be held from 10:00 a.m. until time of service on Saturday. The family would like to invite everyone to lunch and a time of fellowship at First Lutheran Church in Missouri Valley following the service. In Loving Memory Of Mary Ruth Cox Born October 5, 1926 Aspermont, Texas Entered Into Rest June 21, 2011 Missouri Valley, Iowa Memorial Services 11:00 a.m. Saturday, June 25, 2011 Hennessey-Aman Funeral Home Missouri Valley, Iowa Officiating Reverend Charles Wolford Taped Selections “How Great Thou Art” “Amazing Grace” “Could I Have This Dance” ”My Wish” “Please Remember Me” “Long Trip Alone” Honorary Casket Bearers Grandsons Luke Walsh Joel Walsh Tom Walsh Nick Walsh Boone McIntosh Interment At a Later Date

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