Gloria Cox

Posted Online: Aug. 27, 2014, 8:12 pm
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Gloria Logan Cox, 89, of Moline, found peace on Aug. 26, 2014, at home. She was surrounded by her husband, Dave, and her four daughters, ending a beautiful love story.
Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Wendt Funeral Home, Moline. Services will be 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29, at First Free Evangelical Church, 3321 7th St., Moline. Burial will be at Rock Island National Cemetery, Arsenal Island. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital or Camp Courageous in Monticello, Iowa.
She was born on July 23, 1925, in Dallas City, Ill., to Urban and Faye Logan. Gloria graduated from Moline High School in 1943.
Music was a passion, especially enjoying hymns and classical music. In her early years, she sang for many special occasions. She was lead vocalist in the first Music Guild Production, "Sweethearts." She was a member of the singing group "20 Under 20," which aired on radio. Gloria was known for being an expert seamstress, sewing and designing many clothes for family and friends.
Gloria married David J. Cox on Oct. 26, 1947. She was a Christian lady who believed faithfully in our Lord and Savior. She was a member of the former Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, where she was active as music director and Builders Club. Gloria retired from John Deere Parts Company in East Moline, after serving 15 years with Deere.
Always generously giving of her time, she kept very involved with her 12 grandchildren and their activities. This classy lady will be greatly missed. She was our rock.
She is survived by husband, Dave; daughters, Elizabeth Young, Mary (Greg) Beard, Julie (Dennis) VandePutte and Amy Jo (Kevin) Soeken; 12 grandchildren, Cori, Laurie, Christian, Erica, Megan, Dane, Sean, Lara, Niccole, Sarah, Taylor and Makenzie; 16 great-grandchildren; sister, Janis Ryser; brother, Frederick Logan; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by infant son, David J. Cox Jr.
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