Cathy Nelson Cox, 82, long-time resident of the Walnut area, now residing at the Moran Manor, died Monday, May 21, 2012.
She was born March 27, 1930, in Catawba, Wis., the daughter of John and Christine Raab Herber. She grew up on the family dairy farm and graduated from high school at Catawba.
She moved to Rockford, Illi., where she married Gene Patrick “Pat” Nelson on Oct. 11, 1952. They moved to Kansas in 1958 and settled on a farm north of Walnut. He preceded her in death in 1972.
Cathy married Dale Cox in 1987 and they stayed in the Walnut area. He died in 2002.
She was a member of the Hepler Lutheran Church.
Survivors include her three children, Albert Nelson and Cathy Lunday, Stark, Lori Holman and husband, Mike, Moran, and Peggy Stewart and Kirby Stokes, LaHarpe; a brother, Henry Herber, of Phillips, Wis.; three sisters, Lillian Robinson and Rosemary Schoenfelder and husband, Bill, all of Rockford, Ill., and Shirley Marlow, Sussex, Wis.; a sister-in-law, Eileen Yoho, Stark; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, both husbands, two grandsons, Jesse Lee Holman and Raymond Cassingham, great-grandson Morgan Raymond Stewart, son-in-law David Stewart, and three brothers-in-law, Wayne Yoho, Raymond Marlow and Tex Robinson.
Funeral will be 10 a.m., Friday, May 25 at the Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Chapel in Iola.
Burial will be in Mt. Moriah Cemetery south of Savonburg.
Memorials are suggested to Moran Manor Activity Fund or Life Retracking Recovery House and may be left with the Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Memorial Chapel of Iola.
Online condolences for the family may be left at www.iolafuneral.com