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CREVE COEUR ~ Helen Lucille Cox, 86, of Creve Coeur, passed away at 1:33 a.m. Thursday, April 18, 2019 at Reflections Memory Care in Washington.

Born September 18, 1932 in Roanoke to George Albert and Effie Mae (Thewlis) Huschen, she married John Wesley Cox on August 25, 1951 in East Peoria.  He died December 15, 2011 in Creve Coeur.  Also preceding her in death are her parents; two brothers and one sister.

Surviving are one son, John “Jack” Wayne (Sharon) Cox of Morton; three grandchildren, Melissa (Tim) Stauffer of Mackinaw, Joshua (Sarah) Wayne Cox of Gridley, Nicholas James Cox of Morton and three great-grandchildren, Payton and Emily Stauffer, both of Mackinaw and Jarrod Cox of Gridley.

She was a member of Creve Coeur Southern Baptist Church.

Helen had worked for Cox Carpet Cleaning in Creve Coeur since 1982, until her retirement in 2011.  Prior to this, she had worked for Holiday Inn in East Peoria in the Housekeeping department.

She enjoyed travel and dancing on Saturday nights.  She was devoted to her work, but most important in her life was her family.

Her funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday, April 22, 2019 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Creve Coeur.  Chaplain Trevor Bartlomucci will officiate.  Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.  Burial will be at Roberts Cemetery in Morton.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 614 West Glen Avenue, Peoria, IL 61614 or to Tazewell Animal Protective Society, 100 Taps Lane, Pekin, IL 61664.

 To express condolences online, visit www.preston-hanley.com