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Obituary ~ Mary Alice (Butts) Cox
May 11, 1865 ~ March 14, 1937
Leon, Decatur County, Iowa
Mary Alice Butts was born in Cincinnati Ohio, May 11, 1865, and departed this life March 14, 1937, at Walthill, Neb., at the age of 84 years, 10 months and three days.
Early in life she with her parents came to Decatur county, Iowa, settling near Leon, where she lived unti the death of her parents, after which she made her home with a married sister.
On June 18, 1880, she was united in marriage to Noah M. Cox of Leon, Iowa, and to this union five children were born, three of whom survive her; Mrs. Ida McKern of Sioux Falls, S. D., Mrs. Mary Dobson of Stockton, California, and Charles Cox of Walthill, Neb., with whom she made her home at the time of her death. Her husband preceded her in death on April 1, 1929.
She became a member of the Pentecostal church many years ago and lived a faithful Christian life to the end.
She leaves to mourn her departure her three children, eleven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. Margaret Slauter and Mrs. Sara Bullard, both of Leon, and one brother, E. Butts of Brainard, Minn.
Funeral services were held at Bethel church, conducted by Rev. Geo. P. Lamb, pastor of the Pentecostal church of Leon. Interment was made beside her husband in Bethel cemetery.
In Memory of Grandmother Cox
Born 1863 (sic): Died 1937
Farewell, mother, we sadly mourn you.
Children, and their children, too.
Friends will miss your pleasant features,
To this world you've bid adieu.
Youve worked hard, I know, dear mother,
And you've walked life's weary road,
But you're resting now in heaven,
Left behind your heavy load.
You have suffered long and borne it
With a smile, grand to behold.
Now in heaven they reward you
With a crown of purest gold.
We will miss you, we can't help it.
Your sacred place can ne'er be filled.
Left behind we're broken hearted,
But To God's will we meekly yeild.
Here we'll walk the christian pathway
That the Savior walked before.
We will follow your example
And meet you on the Golden Shore.
~ A Friend.
Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, December of 2013