Eleanore Katherine Cox

Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Saturday, July 31, 1926
Date of Death:
Thursday, July 5, 2018
Age:
91 years old

Visitation

Date: Thursday July 12, 2018
Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Location: Resurrection Catholic Church [ view map ]

Memorial Mass

Date: Thursday July 12, 2018
Time: 11:00 am

Location: Resurrection Catholic Church [ view map ]

Burial

Location: Ft. Snelling National Cemetery [ view map ]

Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Saturday, July 31, 1926
Date of Death:
Thursday, July 5, 2018
Age:
91 years old
Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Saturday, July 31, 1926
Date of Death:
Thursday, July 5, 2018
Age:
91 years old

Eleanore Katherine Cox

Eleanore (Ellie) Katherine Cox, 91 of Rochester died peacefully at Madonna Towers, Thursday, July 5, 2018.

Ellie wan born July 31, 1926 in Wilson, MN to Michael and Katherine Schloegel. She was the oldest of five children. Ellie graduated from Winona High School in 1944. After High School, Ellie worked for Northwestern Bell as a phone operator. She met and married James Cox of St. Charles, MN on May 20, 1948. Together they raised six daughters. In the early years they lived in several towns in southern MN and finally settled in Rochester in 1956. For the next 18 years Ellie worked hard in the home; she was a wonderful seamstress, upholsterer, baker and was also a Girl Scout Leader. Ellie was active in the church at St. Francis and a proud Charter Member of the Church of the Resurrection. She served in the woman’s Alter Guild and Serra Club, daily mass and breakfast with many of their close church friends was a highlight of Ellie’s later years.

In 1967 Ellie resumed her career with Northwestern Bell and retired in 1988 from AT&T. Ellie enjoyed retirement indulging in her hobbies and travels throughout the US particularly Arizona, Oregon and Florida. Two trips to Europe, visiting the Netherlands, Bavaria and Germany where several of Ellie’s family lived were also highlights for Ellie and Jim.

Truly the love of Ellie’s life were her daughters, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She enjoyed throwing fabulous dinner parties where she always made everyone feel at home. Ever since she was fourteen she was known for her pies. As our dad would say “Girls, no one can make a pie like your mother,” her children and grandchildren would also attest to that fact. In the later years Christmas breakfast was greatly appreciated by her friends.

Her loving hugs and words of encouragement and hours of playing dominoes will be missed by those who call her Mom, Grandma and GGma.

Ellie is survived by her daughters, Connie (Reid) Pederson, Cindy Cox, Cheryl (Bill) Canfield, Cathy (Mark) Sparks, Celeste (Ron) Hanson, and Carin Cox; thirteen grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren; her brother, John Schloegel; her sisters, Imy Weimerskirch, Berniece (Jerry) Ruhoff; and sister-in-law, Ione Schloegel. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jim; parents, Mike and Katherine Schloegel; and brother, Frank Schloegel.

A memorial Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 12th at Church of the Resurrection with Father Peter Schuster officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. A luncheon will follow in the Church hall. Eleanore will be laid to rest at Fort Snelling Cemetery in St. Paul next to her husband, Jim, at a private internment.

Memorials are preferred to Madonna Towers or the Church of the Resurrection.

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Ellie finally gone home. Bless her. When I was chaplain at Madonna Towers Ellie was like another chaplain. Despite the difficulty she had breathing and getting around, I would find her visiting another resident who was sick or had an operation. 


She was always thoughtful of me. Remembering me at Christmas, Easter, etc.


She was a faithful Mass goer.


 


May she rest in peace.

 


The loss of one’s Mother is most difficult. It hurts to the depth of our souls. Yvonne & I extend our deepest sympathy & sincere condolences. While Ellie has departed this earth, we know this to be true, she will live on in the hearts & minds of her family.


 


With Ellie’s passing it is hard to know what to say. Many years ago, I was in Havant, England and was looking for a place to go to Mass on Sunday morning. Right next to the church (Built 1049 AD) was a very old Cemetery. I saw this quote on one of the gravestones. It touched my heart in its truth & seems appropriate to share it with you today.

Death leaves a heartache no one can heal. Love leaves a memory no one can steal.


 


We know all of you have many great memories of your Mother. Let your memories sustain you at this difficult time. And always remember 1 Corinthians 2:9 however, as it is written: "What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived" -- the things God has prepared for those who love him.


 


Jim & Ellie Cox loved God & each other. I am certain that one of the beautiful things he has prepared for them, is to be together with him for eternity.


 


God Bless you all, & we love the whole Cox family. Al & Yvonne Walz


 

We are very sorry for your loss.  Thoughts and prayers.  Remember the good!


 


Dave and Sue

Our love and prayers with you and your family at this sad time. Remember the good times and that she is watching you and yours from Heaven! You are loved!


 


Holly & Brad Finer

Our love and prayers with you and your family at this sad time. Remember the good times and that she is watching you and yours from Heaven!

To the Cox family,


I am so sorry for the loss of your beautiful mother. She raised some wonderful women!! My thoughts and prayers are with you. Take comfort in the many memories you have of her. She sounded like an amazing woman. Peace to you all. Big hugs and lots of live sent your way.


             Love Robin Rush

To the Cox family,


I am so sorry for the loss of your beautiful mother. She raised some wonderful women!! My thoughts and prayers are with you. Take comfort in the many memories you have of her. She sounded like an amazing woman. Peace to you all. Big hugs and lots of live sent your way.


             Love Robin Rush

What a blessing to have both Ellie and Jim as your parents, grandparents, and GGs with personalities that were bigger than life itself.  Ellie with her infamous smile and so many kind words for those who knew her.  We at Madonna Towers send you our hearts, love and prayers during this difficult time.  Ellie will be missed.  Thank you for sharing Ellie and Jim with us.


Sandy Molenda; Madonna Living Community Foundation

We are so sorry to hear of the passing of your mom.  She was a wonderful lady and kind to all.  You were all blessed to have her as your mom and we were blessed to be part of the extended family. She made everyone feel at home!  Our thoughts and condolences are with all of you.  Hugs and prayers.

We are so sorry to hear of your mother's passing, our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.  Tony & Vickie

My thoughts are with you Cheryl and your family at this difficult time. Maureen