Barbara J. Cox

Born: Sun., Feb. 5, 1933
Died: Wed., Jul. 24, 2019


10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Sat., Jul. 27, 2019
Location: Niebur Funeral Home

Funeral Service

12:00 PM Sat., Jul. 27, 2019
Location: Niebur Funeral Home

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Barbara J. Cox, age 86, of Pittsfield, IL passed away on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at Eastside Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Pittsfield.  She was born on February 5, 1933 in Huntingdon, PA to Denny and Katherine Boley Mock.  She married Freddie “Leroy” Cox on April 9, 1954 in Philadelphia, PA, and he preceded her in death on March 23, 2014.

Barbara graduated from Huntingdon High School in Pennsylvania.  She went on to work at a mental health hospital for a year before joining the United States Navy, where she served as a Navy WAVE and was awarded WAVE of the Year in 1952.  After her Honorable Discharge from the US Navy, Barbara married Leroy and they started their family.  She later worked at the Work Activity Center in Pittsfield and retired after 25 years of service.  She was a member of the Pittsfield United Methodist Church and part of the Madonna Group.  She was also a member of the Pittsfield American Legion Post #152, the Old Orchard Country Club, and a past member of the Detroit Christian Church.  In earlier years, Barbara enjoyed golfing, working in her yard, and “cutting a rug” with Leroy.  She liked puzzles and reading.  She had the biggest heart for animals, especially her dogs and adopted any animal that came across her doorstep.  

She is survived by her sons, Steven (Jennifer) Cox of Pittsfield, IL, Brian (Ann) Cox of Minneapolis, MN, and Joe Cox of Mt. Sterling, IL; a daughter, Kellie (Rob) Capps of St. Charles, IL; eleven grandchildren, Stephanie (Matthew) McNealy of Bethalto, IL, Jason (Grace) Cox of San Francisco, CA, Justin Cox of Brentwood, MO, Amy (Mike) Cox of Minneapolis, MN, Deidre (Bill) Higgins of Pleasant Hill, IL, Clayton Capps of St. Charles, IL, Chad Capps of Orland Park, IL, Ashlee (Bart) Lynam of South Elgin, IL, Zachary Lindsey of Winchester, IL, Dalton Lindsey of Pittsfield, IL, and Braden Lindsey of Pittsfield, IL; eight great grandchildren; a niece, Kathi Masterson of Austin, TX and multiple nieces and nephews through marriage; and her chihuahua, Lilly.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Leroy; her parents, Denny and Katherine Mock; brothers, Robert Mock and Thomas Mock; and many beloved pets.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 12:00 PM at Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield.  Interment will follow at Pittsfield West Cemetery.  Visitation will be held prior to the service on Saturday from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to the Pike County Animal Shelter or Blessing Hospice.  Online condolences may be left to the family at  Niebur Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.  

Charitable donations may be made in Barbara's memory to the following organizations:

Blessing Hospice

Pike County Animal Shelter

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Kathryn Masterson
   Posted Wed July 24, 2019

GRANDMOTHER'S GARDEN REMEMBERED was sent by Kathi Masterson and Reta Mock.

In loving memory of Barbara J. Cox. We send our deepest sympathy and support to all those who loved her.

Galen Conkright
   Posted Wed July 24, 2019
Thinking of you all at this time. Sorry for your loss

Rhonda Niebur Goins
   Posted Thu July 25, 2019
Steve,Kelly and Rob,
My sincerest sympathies for you and your families.

Rhonda Niebur Goins

Craig and Monica Beard
   Posted Thu July 25, 2019
Sending many thoughts and prayers to your family. Barb was a very special lady. Craig remembers many special times coming and hanging out with Brian. We both want to thank Barb for our first Siamese cat "Mau Se Tau" (Cat with blue eyes) He was born 5 days after the rest of the litter and she said the mother had alot of trouble having him, and Barb said he would be a very special cat because he had an extra toe. We had him for 12 years. Keep all the memories in your hearts. Sending your family many hugs.

Ed Parker
   Posted Sun July 28, 2019
Joe, so sorry for your loss.

Bonnie Casteel Long
   Posted Wed July 31, 2019
Steve, Joe, and Kelly,
Sending you my sympathy as I just learned the loss of your Mother.
Barb and Leroy were such a fun and friendly couple. As they Rest In Peace, I pray you many warm and pleasant memories to comfort you.

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