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Marcene G. Cox

May 17, 1950 — November 5, 2022

Boyden

 

Marcene G. Cox

Boyden, Iowa

           Services for Marcene G. Cox, age 72, of Boyden who passed away on Saturday, November 5, 2022, at Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.  Her celebration of life will be at 10:30 A.M. on Friday, November 11, 2022, at Church of the Brethren in Sheldon with Pastor David E. Loveall, officiating.

            Private family burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery in Matlock.

            Visitation with family present will be from 5 – 7 P.M. on Thursday, November 10, 2022, at Vander Ploeg Funeral Home in Boyden.

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            In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Northwestern Women’s Basketball Program in Orange City.

 

 

IN LOVING MEMORY OF

MARCENE G. COX

 

BORN

May 17, 1950 ~ Des Moines, Iowa

PASSED AWAY

November 5, 2022 ~ Sioux Falls, South Dakota

 

CELEBRATION OF LIFE

10:30 A.M. Friday, November 11, 2022

Church of the Brethren; Sheldon, Iowa

Pastor David E. Loveall ~ Officiating

 

MUSIC

“If You Only Knew” ~ Inspirations

“I Want To Stroll Over Heaven” ~ Alan Jackson

“Amazing Grace, My Chains Are Gone”

Sung by:  Rachel Maggert

CONGREGATIONAL HYMN

“In The Garden”

Pianist:  Vonda Maggert

 

FINAL RESTING PLACE

Private Family Graveside

Greenwood Cemetery ~ Matlock, Iowa

 

After today’s service, relatives and friends are invited to join the family in the fellowship hall of the church.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to

Northwestern Women’s Basketball Program;

Orange City, Iowa

 

Arrangements are under the care of the

Vander Ploeg Funeral Home; Sheldon, Iowa.

 

    Marcene G. Cox, the daughter of Rodger Raymond and Thelma (DeGoey) Boertje was born on May 17, 1950, at Iowa Lutheran Hospital in Des Moines, Iowa.  She graduated from Prairie City Community School in 1968.  After graduating, she attended Northwestern College in Orange City where she played basketball and graduated in 1972 with her bachelor’s in education.  She started working at Boyden Elementary School in 1972 and worked there until her retirement in 1998.  Marcene was united in marriage to Alan Cox on August 9, 1974, at the First Reformed Church in Prairie City, Iowa.  After her retirement, she was a substitute teacher in several area schools.  Marcene passed away on Saturday, November 5, 2022, at Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, reaching the age of 72 years, 5 months, and 18 days.

      Marcene was a member of the Church of the Brethren, where she played piano for several years and was treasurer.  She was a member of the Sheldon Civic Music Association and the Boyden Belles Red Hat Society.  She enjoyed reading, collecting antiques, playing games, her cat, Gateway and spending time with her nephews and great nieces and nephews.  Marcene also enjoyed spending time at her lake home at Okoboji and going to flea markets.          

     Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Alan Cox of Boyden; brothers-in-law, Ross (Sandi) Cox and Robert Westra; nephews, Jed (Natalie) Cox and Jared (Sara) Cox and their families; several aunts and uncles and, other relatives and friends.

     Marcene was preceded in death by her parents, sister, Cheryl Westra, great nephew, Mason Cox and several aunts and uncles.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Thursday, November 10, 2022

5:00 - 7:00pm (Central time)

Vander Ploeg Funeral Home - Boyden

712 Main St., Boyden, IA 51234

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