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Obituary of Mary Lou Cox

Mary Lou Cox, 86, of Bridgeview, IL formerly of Rosiclare, IL passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 24, 2023 in Hinsdale, IL with her family by her side.
She was born in Rosiclare, IL on March 30, 1937 to Archie and Mattie (Goolsby) Smith.
At a young age, she developed a love for hair and makeup which led her to obtain her Beautician License and eventually own and operate her own salon in Elizabethtown, IL, before moving to the Chicago area with her husband Lindell Cox.
She was preceded in death by her one and only love Lindell Cox; her parents, Archie and Mattie Smith; and in-laws, Raleigh and Alpha Cox, Lloyd and Imogene Cox, Lester and Virginia Cox, Elbert and Loeva Vaughn and Gaylon and Dorothy Hoke.
Mary Lou is survived by her son, David (Rhonda) Cox of Homer Glen, IL; daughter, Debra (Hank) Kats of Bridgeview, IL; 4 grandsons; 2 great-grandchildren; her brother, Gary (Kathy) Smith of Harrisburg, IL; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Mary Lou was laid to rest December 29, 2023 in a private service at Fluorine Cemetery in Rosiclare, IL. She leaves behind a legacy of love and laughter for her family and friends to cherish for a lifetime.

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