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Marilyn Ruth (Mathes) Cox

Marilyn Ruth (Mathes) Cox was the daughter of Emmet and Lucille (Ragan) Mathes, born on July 11, 1931 at the family farm west of Eagleville, Missouri and passed away peacefully surrounded by family on April 21st, 2022 at the rest home in Grant City, Missouri at the age of 90.

Marilyn attended Pleasant Hill Country School and graduated from Eagleville High School in 1949. In 1946 she was baptized into Christ and remained a faithful member of the church of Christ.
Marilyn was united in marriage to Leo Jennings Cox on April 14, 1950. To this union, three sons were born – Terry Leo, Kelly (Roe) and Kelvin Dean Cox.

Marilyn was a homemaker, wife, mother, and grandmother. Her family meant so much to her. Grandpa and Grandma’s house was where the grandchildren gathered to play. They were truly the light of her life. Marilyn and Leo celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary April 14, 2016.

Marilyn is preceded in death by her husband, Leo; son, Kelly (Roe); parents, Emmet and Lucille Mathes; brother, John Mathes; sister, Bonnie Richardson, and brother-in-law, Marvin Richardson.

Survivors include sons, Terry (Linda) Cox, Kelvin (Angie) Cox and daughter-in-law Kerry Cox; seven grandchildren, Laren (Carrie) Cox, Korissa (Garret) Robertson, Heather (Brian) Bennett, Kelsey Moore, Kristopher Cox, Brett (Lauri) Cox and Ryan Cox. Also brother, Paul (Debbie) Mathes. She had many great grandchildren, step grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday, April 25 at Roberson Funeral Home, Eagleville, MO. Burial will follow in Masonic Cemetery, Eagleville, MO. The family will receive friends from 12:00-1:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Bethany Church of Christ and/or Masonic Cemetery of Eagleville in care of Roberson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 46, Eagleville, MO 64442. Online condolences may be left at

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