Anita J. Cox

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Anita J. Cox, 79, of McGregor, died Saturday, Dec. 16, at Crossing Rivers Health Hospital in Prairie du Chien.


Anita June was born June 18, 1938, to Dale and Florence (Wohlford) Warren in Midwest, Wyom. She graduated from Geneva High School in 1956, and earned her degree from Iowa State University in Home Economics in 1960. 


Anita was united in marriage with Larry D. Cox on March 25, 1961, in Geneva. To this union three children were born. Anita worked for the County Extension in Independence, as a home economist and was a substitute teacher in Tripoli. After they moved to Oskaloosa, she was a secretary to the dietitian at William Penn College, taught home economics at Oskaloosa Junior High and also taught home economics at Hedrick Community Schools. 


They then moved to Reinbeck and she became the elementary media director; moved to Scranton, and became secretary for a life insurance business; moved to Victor for four years and was the alternative school teacher through Grant-Wood Alternative School. They ultimately moved to McGregor, where Anita worked as the library director at the Elkader Public Library. After retiring she worked part time at the Back Stitch Quilt Shop. 


She enjoyed quilting and sewing in her spare time. She and Larry also enjoyed camping with the Good Sam Backbone Country Camp Club. 


Anita is survived by her husband, Larry, of McGregor; three children, Le Cox, of Vinton, Karen (Richard) Supper, of Norwalk, and John (Ruth) Cox, of Spillville; and four grandchildren, Thomas and William Supper, and Mason and Payton Cox.


Anita was preceded in death by her parents, Dale and Florence Warren.


Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m., on Wednesday, Dec. 20, at Leonard-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Monona. There will also be a one hour visitation before services at the church on Thursday. Funeral Services will be at 10:30 a.m., on Thursday, Dec. 21, at the United Methodist Church, McGregor, with Rev. Deb Parkison as the Officiant. Internment will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to the Living Faith United Methodist Parish and the Elkader Public library. Leonard-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Monona, is helping the family with arrangements.


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