OBITUARY

Mildred Cox

October 7, 1919March 9, 2019

Mildred Cox (nee Kahn) born on October 7, 1919 in St. Louis, MO passed away peacefully on March 9, 2019 at the age of 99 years. She is preceded in death by her parents, Leopold and Elle Kahn; husband, Roy Cox, and all of her siblings. Mildred is survived by her daughter, Tina Cox; several grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Mildred was raised with a family who owned a grocery store and developed her strong work ethic at an early age. She worked for many different places including Schnucks and Wal-Mart and always made her customers smile. She was known as the “cookie lady” to kids at the grocery store. She enjoyed a good garage sale and summers with her friend, Annie, lake fishing. Mildred was strong-willed, very intelligent, and remained active into her 90’s—even mowing her lawn and doing yard work until the last couple of years of her life. Even a diagnosis of breast cancer in the 1980’s wouldn’t tame her. Her kind heart and great knowledge on just about every topic will be missed by those who knew and loved her.

Mildred selflessly donated her body to the Washington University School of Medicine (as did her husband) and no formal service will be held. Expressions of condolence are appreciated at www.alexanderstlouis.com.

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Rachel Parrent (Meyer)

March 16, 2019

Mildred was an icon on our street. She never ceased to show care and concern for those around her. I fondly recall her garage sales, snacks, sharp wit, and pure joy in everything. While we weren’t related she felt like a grandma to me. She will surely be missed. Praying for you, Tina!!!

heather hackworth (née Meyer)

March 15, 2019

Mildred was an amazing family friend. You could always count on her to be there without hesitation. She treated me like family from the time I was little. One of my earliest memories was trying to sit very still with my sister Aubrey on Roy and Mildred’s couch. I wanted to make a good impression for the nice lady with the friendly smile. I spent a lot of time in that house with Mildred and Tina. Tina babysat me when we were little and she would sing us any song. My favorite was always the muppet show theme song. I was obsessed with miss piggy and Tina gave me some Miss Piggy sheets. I thought I was the coolest. When I was in 4th grade and “ran away” with my sweet sister Rachel, Mildred was the one that tattled on our whereabouts and got us back home safe. When I was a teen devouring books on Marilyn Monroe she helped me amass a serious collection (almost every book ever written). She was at every milestone in my young life and served as an amazing role model. She will be missed.

Bethany Rhodes

March 15, 2019

Mildred will always be a large part of my childhood memories. She always had a smile on her face and was such a truly genuine person. I remember as a kid always heading to her house first on Halloween because she loved seeing all of our costumes and she always had a special bag made up for each kid on the street. She was so sweet and will be remembered fondly.

Mary Davis

March 13, 2019

Dear Tina,
So sorry for your loss. Your mother was a very kind and hard working woman. She had a great smile which would brighten up the day. I always enjoyed her stories about her daily life adventures. She will be missed and fondly remembered by all those who knew her.

With Deepest Sympathy,
Mary lee Davis & the Davis Family

Anne Chodan

March 13, 2019

Anne Chodan

March 13, 2019

Anne Chodan

March 13, 2019

Anne Chodan

March 13, 2019

Anne Chodan

March 13, 2019

Mildred Cox was my great grandma. I have so many memories of visiting her house when my family would make the trip to Missouri. Grandma Cox loved to yard sale and she would collect all sorts of toys, dolls, and stuffed animals throughout the year. Then when we would get to her house, she would excitedly hand out all the treasures she'd gotten for us. She never minded the mess we'd all create, with toys covering every part of the floor, and 12 people jammed in her small living room. She was always happy to visit and tell stories. She was also very proud of the fact that she still cut her own grass and held a job at Wal-Mart, even when she was in her nineties. Without Grandma Cox, trips to visit family in MO are going to be very different. I'm going to miss her, the stories she would tell, and all the letters she would write to me. I hope she's in a better place and finally able to see her son Larry again. I know she missed him so much.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY