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Obits > 1945 - Mrs. James (nee Ethel Lanphere) Cox

Submitted by Melva Taylor

The Prophetstown Echo, Prophetstown, Illinois November 21, 1945 - Saturday, pg. 1, col. 3

ETHEL (nee Lanphere) COX

Death Came Monday Forenoon to Matron; Funeral Services Will Be Held This Afternoon

The community was shocked Monday forenoon by the news that Mrs. James Cox had passed away at 9:10 o'clock. Mrs. Cox had been slightly ill Saturday and Sunday, but no alarm had been felt by her relatives. The body was removed to the Gardner mortuary and funeral services will be conducted by the Rev. A. E. Simester at the Congregational church this (Wednesday) afternoon at two o'clock. Burial will be at Riverside cemetery.

Mrs. M. L. Lindsay will play funeral music and Mrs. Perry Upton, Mrs. Lyle Upton, Mrs. Eli Upton, Mrs. Emery Upton and Mrs. Lauren Matthews will assist with the flowers. The pallbearers will be Perry, Lyle, Eli and Emery Upton, her nephew, Robert Lanphere, and Lauren Matthews.

Ethel Lanphere Cox, daughter of Wyatt and Lillie Hille Lanphere was born near Spring Hill Sept. 10, 1883. At her death November 19, 1945, she was 62 years, two months and nine days of age. She attended the Spring Hill and Prophetstown schools and was a regular attendant of the Congregational church. She married James Cox of Prophetstown, at Morrison Nov. 1, 1905. They were the parents of one daughater, Mrs. Adeline Lawrence of Prophetstown, who with the husband, Mrs. Cox's mother, Mrs. Lillie Lanphere, three brothers, Robert, Emery, and Ross Lanphere, and one sister, Mrs. Julia Matthews of Davenport, Ia., survive. Also surviving are three grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her father, one brother, Carl Lanphere, and two sisters, Mrs. Ralph Upton and a sister who died in infancy.

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