JEFFERSON COUNTY IL 
OBITUARIES
Syrena Bennett Cox, A Former Resident, Dies

Mrs. Syrena (Bennett) Cox, 61, wife of William Earl Cox 
of Broughton, died at the Pierce Hospital at Eldorardo at 
9:00 p.m. Sunday.

She was a former resident of Mt. Vernon and Bluford.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 1:00 p.mm. at 
the Gholson Funeral Home in McLeansboro.  At 2:0 another 
service will be held at Mt. Olive, near Bluford, where 
burial will follow.  The Rev. Bird Green will officiate 
at both Services.

The body will lie in state at the Gholson Funeral Home.

Mrs. Cox was born December 12, 1895 at Bluford, the daughter 
of Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Bennett.

She is survived by her husband; one son, Donald Richardson 
of Chicago; two stepsons, Albert E. Cox of Ewing and Ora Lee 
Cox of Tonica, Ill.; three brothers, Charles Bennett of California, 
Frank Bennett of Massachusetts and Ed Bennett of Chicago; and 
two sisters, Miss Loretta Bennett of Chicago and Mrs. Elnora Gray 
of Mt. Vernon.

**Note from Sandy:
My grandmother wrote the following on the newspaper clipping: 
"Dec 17.  She passed away 16 of Dec 1956"

Source: Newspaper clipping from my grandmother 
Date: 16 Dec 1956
Submitted by: Sandy (Whalen) Bauer
Relationship - Second cousin, twice removed


 

 

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