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Mary Evelyn Cox

d. February 8, 2005

Friday, February 11, 2005 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia, Missouri.

Saturday, February 12, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia, Missouri.
Officiating will be: Rev. Bob Hoehn.
Music provided by: Shirley Forgy, pianist; Glen and Carolyn Bailey, duet.
Interment will be in the Curryville Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Robby Houchen, Allen Nelson, Keith Nation, Mickey Mink, Rick Windland and Gary Giltner. Honorary pallbearers were: Lukas Hamburg, Michael Cox, Bryce Houchen and Jonah Hamburg.

Mary Evelyn (Thurman) Cox passed away with family at her side on Tuesday, February 8, 2005 at 4:25 p.m. at the Tri-County Care Center in Vandalia, Missouri. She was a lifelong Vandalia/Bowling Green/Curryville area resident and a member of the First Baptist Church in Vandalia. Mary was a 1959 Bowling Green high school graduate and worked at Bobbie Brooks until the factory closed. She then worked as a housekeeper at Tri-County Care Center until 1995, when she retired due to medical disability. Mary enjoyed jigsaw puzzles, reading and watching Mizzou basketball.

Born: August 23, 1940 in Clarksville, Missouri the daughter of Elmer Newton and Mary Louise (Morton) Thurman.

Married: her longtime companion of the last 15 years was Jessie Windland, who survives at the home.

Survivors include: mother, Mary Thurman of Vandalia; one son, Randy and wife, Melissa Cox of Mexico, Missouri; four daughters, Lori Ann and husband, Robby Houchen of New Franklin; Cheryl and husband, Allen Nelson of Auxvasse; Lisa Hamburg of Ashland; Diane Spurlin of St. Louis; her longtime companion Jessie's children, Debra and husband, Bill Willard of Poplar Bluff; Karen Van Boening of Vandalia; Kathy and husband, Tim Merriman of New Holland, Illinois; Rick Windland of Curryville and Robby Windland of Frankford; two brothers, Wayne and wife, Jean Ann Thurman of Curryville and Tom Thurman of Vandalia; one sister, Nancy and husband, Larry Nation of Vandalia; 18 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.

Preceded in death by: her father.

Memorials may be made to Eugenia Wyatt Guesthouse, 317 Business Loop 70 W, Columbia, Missouri 65203.

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