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June 12, 2014

Norma Jean Cox

Norma Jean Cox, born Feb. 26, 1935, in Marysville. She was the daughter of Floyd and Blanche (Pettyjohn) Allen.

Norma attended grade school in Marysville and graduated from Lovilia High School, class of 1953. On March 31, 1956, she was united in marriage to Kerry Cox. To this union two sons and one daughter were born. Norma worked for Look Magazine and Hawkeye Security Insurance in Des Moines. She passed away on Tuesday, June 3, 2014, at the Pella Regional Health Center at the age of 79. In addition to her parents, Norma was preceded in death by her husband, two brothers, Gordon and Floyd Allen; a sister, Shirley Shobe and infant son Ricky.

Those left to honor her memory include her son Jerry (Jackie) Cox, daughter Kitty Lynn (Jimmy) Bogle, grandchildren, Jeremy Bogle (Blair), Jennifer Duffe (Aaron), and Daniel Cox (Bridgett); nine great grandchildren, Olivia, Gavin, Lesane, Alexandrea, Evee, Trinatie, Katalena, and Harmanie; sisters, Roberta Riseley, Loretta Lee, and Catherine DesPlanque, and many other family members and friends.

Funeral Services were held Saturday, June 7, 2014, at the Sinnott Pierschbacher Funeral Home in Lovilia. Burial followed services in Marysville Cemetery.

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