Martha C. Coxon

September 7, 1923March 18, 2010

Martha C. Coxon, 86, of Kenosha formerly of Waukegan, passed away March 18, 2010 at Brookside Nursing Home in Kenosha Wi., she was born September 7, 1923 in Mount Vernon, Indiana. She was a member of Our Savior’s Ev. Lutheran Church, Zion Il. She was basketball queen of her high school in Mount Vernon, Indiana and was salutatorian of her class of 1941 winning a scholarship to Purdue University. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Purdue with a BS in home economics. She came to Waukegan in 1957 and went to work for Dr. Wones the following year and retired after 27 years as office manager. She is survived by her children Bruce (Celia) Quinn, Carolyn (Doyle) Currington, Judith (Fred) Norten, Patricia Abrahamson, Hal Coxon, Charles (Nicki) Coxon, Janet Mason and Beverly Walker, grandmother of 25 plus and great grandmother of 27 plus, two nieces and one nephew, preceded in death by her husband Albert V. Coxon Jr., two sisters Ruth C. Hamula and Wilma McGrew, Visitation 5-8 pm Tuesday and 10-11 am Wednesday at Marsh Funeral Home 305 Cemetery Rd., Gurnee Il. Service 11:00 am Wednesday at Marsh Funeral Home, Pastor Jack Kelly officiating. Burial Highland Memorial Park, Libertyville,Il., in lieu of flowers donations to the Alzheimer’s Association or to Our Savoir’s Ev. Lutheran Church, Zion IL. Info 847-336-0127.



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Joanne Riley

January 8, 2012

Bruce, Carolyn, and family,
I worked with Marty back in the early 1970's at Dr. Wones' office. She didn't know it at the time, but she became an example of how I wanted to live my life - particularly later as a single parent. When I think of Marty I think of her wonderful smile and her way of making everyone feel special. I just found this obituary, and am so sorry that the world is one shining light less.
Joanne Riley

Katie Mason

March 23, 2010

Love you Grandma! You were such a light in this world. You are in a better place!!!! Love you!!!

Margarita Wireman

March 23, 2010


Matt Wireman

March 23, 2010

We will love and miss you forever!!! You are definitely in a better place!!! Love you forever!!! Matt and Margie Wireman

March 22, 2010

Mrs. Currington,

I'm so sorry to hear about your mom passing. Your mom was one of the sweetest women I ever knew. I still remember when they would come and pick Keira and I up from school. When Keira would talk about them to me, she would always refer to them as "the mini-van" Grandparents, so that I could keep everyone straight! You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I love you very much!

a.k.a. The Other Daughter

beverly walker

March 21, 2010

Dear Caroline and Bruce and your families,
Your Mother was a wonderful woman and an inspiration to all who were fortunate enough to know her. I thank you for allowing the Coxon's to enjoy her unconditional love and her big heart . May the Lord heal your hearts and may Marty rest in peace with the Lord and meet him and Dad in heaven.
God Bless you all,
Beverly Walker and family

Paul Williams

March 20, 2010

Hal and family,
Our deepest condolences to you and your family on the loss of your mother. We will keep you in our prayers and pray that God will ease your pain in the days and nights ahead.

Paul and Jan Williams

judith norten

March 20, 2010

Dearest Family,

We were all so blessed by the union of our father and our "Mom Marty."
What a remarkable woman she was, as he was also a remarkable man.
When I think of them, I cannot separate the two. They brought unconditional love, joy, and pride in family wherever they were.
No child or grandchild or great- grandchld was ever treated as if they were one of many, but always as if they were the only one.
Daddy and Marty, all the days of my life I will love and cherish you and what you taught us about life.
Chuck once stated, "I wish I could have just one more conversation with Dad and Marty."
How short life truly is. Let us celebrate that we are the family of two of the most generous, loving. and non-judgemental people who ever lived.

Thanks, Dad and Marty, for loving all people, and for giving us the gift of extended family gatherings where we built great memories.

I love you both more than mere words can express and pray that you are dancing together in heaven.

Your eldest daughter,
Judy and our family

Janet Mason

March 20, 2010

This is Janet Mason, fourth child of Al Coxon. I loved Marty very much. My family and I grieve. She is an angel...she was walking angel on Earth..truly!!

March 20, 2010


My deepest sympathies on the loss of your mother. God bless you and your family.

Scott Smith