Janet M. Cox

Jan. 20, 1926 - May 7, 2009

Janet Fletcher Mason Cox of Waukesha died Thursday, May 7, 2009, at Manor Care Health Services of Pewaukee at age 83. She was born Jan. 20, 1926, in Elgin, Ill., the daughter of Irving and Edna (nee Fletcher) Mason.

Janet graduated from Dundee Community High School and later received her bachelors degree in home economics from Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa. After obtaining her teaching certificate, she taught grade school in Denver until she was united in marriage to Cecil Cox on Aug. 26, 1950. She was a member of First Congregational United Church of Christ in Waukesha, where she belonged to the Plymouth Circle for several years. Janet had a love of the outdoors, which included hiking and bird watching with her husband, and an interest in geology. She had a lifetime love of music, particularly choral and violin, and also enjoyed researching family genealogy. Janet always had a positive attitude and cheery smile, which was appreciated by many.  

Janet will be deeply missed by her children, Douglas (Joy) Cox of San Jose, Calif., and Margaret 'Peggy' (Barry Douglas) Cox of Seattle, and grandchildren, Benjamin and Emily Cox. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil, in November of 2007; her sister, Margaret Bedient; and her parents.

Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. until the 7 p.m. funeral service Monday, May 11, at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 100 E. Broadway, Waukesha, WI 53186. The Rev. Matthew Noffke will preside. Burial will take place Tuesday, May 12, at Little Woods Cemetery in St. Charles, Ill. 

Memorials in Janets name may be made to the church (address above). 

For further information, please call Randle-Dable Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services at 547-4035 or go to www.waukeshafunerals.com to leave an online tribute.

(Freeman May 9, 2009)