URBANA – Jacquelyn Ann Cox, 89, of Champaign died Monday (Jan. 14, 2013) at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.
Graveside services will be held at a later date at Grandview Memorial Gardens, Champaign. Renner-Wikoff Chapel and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Cox was born July 26, 1923, in Peoria, the daughter of Axel and Ida M. Hensler Wildenradt. She married Martin James Cox on Feb. 9, 1943, in Champaign. He died on April 27, 2001.
Survivors include her daughter, Diana Gregory of Jensen Beach, Fla.; and one brother, Charles Wildenradt of Peoria. Additional survivors also include her "adopted" family: daughter, Cindy, and "adopted" grandchildren, Misti and Trevis, as well as "adopted" son, Kevin.
She was preceded in death by her son, one sister and one brother.
Mrs. Cox studied and enjoyed interior decorating and worked in advertising for various newspapers, including the Urbana Courier and The News-Gazette. In addition, she and her husband had a lifelong love of gardening and had belonged to the Audubon Society and the Champaign-Urbana Garden Club.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, the American Macular Degeneration Foundation or the American Heart Association.
There are no words to describe how deeply she will be missed by those who loved her or by those she loved.
Condolences may be offered at www.renner-wikoffchapel.com.