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Mary Alice Cox, age 82, of Ava, passed away Thursday, July 5, 2012 in Cox Health, Springfield.
She was born Feb. 11, 1930, the daughter of Francis Luin and Clara Mae (McDaniel) Haden. On July 17, 1947 she was united in marriage to Ruben Cox at Mountain Home, Ark.
She was preceded in death by her husband; son, Tom; her parents; a niece, Mary Beason; a sister, Modena Cox; and a brother Aubrey Haden.
Mary leaves behind her daughter, Katie Barnes and husband, Randy, of Fremont Hills-Nixa; three grandchildren, Amanda Adams and husband, Jared, of Fremont Hills-Nixa, Justin Cox and wife, Ashlea, of Marshfield, Jayson Cox and wife, Theresa, of Springfield; three great-grandsons Dawson and Jaydon Cox, and Cooper Adams, and an additional Adams great-grandbaby due in December. She is also lovingly survived by three sisters, Lenore Burton, Betty Jenkins and Freeda Richards, all of Ava; three brothers George Haden and wife, Ethel, Olympia, Wash., Jim Haden and wife Irene, Sparta, Jack Haden and wife Bonnie, Republic; two sisters-in-law, Mae Cox and Myrl Cox; one brother-in-law, Joe Cox, all of Ava; two very close friends, Sharon Jenkins and Jo Kate Crafton.
Mary also dearly loved her nieces, nephews, caring friends and good neighbors.
Graveside funeral services for Mary were held 11 a.m. Monday, July 9, in Mt. Tabor Cemetery, Ava. Visitation was held 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, July 8, in Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark. Donations may be made to Mt. Tabor Cemetery, Box 454 RR 4, Ava, Mo. 65608.
Online condolences and a complete obituary may be shared at www.barnesfamilyfunerals.com.