Staunton Star - Times - Published in the Interest of the Staunton Community for Over 143 Years



November 17, 2021

Glen R. "Buzzy" Cox, 88, of Benld, Ill., died at his residence on Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021. He was born July 19, 1933, in Litchfield, to Glen E. Cox and Olga (Neumann) Luenemann. He married Barbara A. Olds on Nov. 27, 1953, at the Bunker Hill Methodist Church. They have been married for 67 years.

Glen was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was a farmer and had worked for Laclede Steel. He was a member of the Shriners and Masonic Lodge 217 AF/AM. He was a former member of the Zion Lutheran Church of Gillespie. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. He enjoyed being on his farm with all his boys. Glen gave all his grandkids special nicknames.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara Cox of Benld; children, Cheryl (Marty) Derganc of Benld, Annette (Bart) Baker of Shipman, Joey Cox of Sawyerville, Barbie Cox of Benld, Glenda (Tim) Margaritis of Staunton, Kathleen Cox of Staunton, Michael Cox of Joppa, Md., Cara Cox (companion, Tim Bates) of Moro, Dale (Tina) Cox of Carlinville; daughters-in-law, Brandi Cox of Benld, Khara Cox of Alabama; 30 grandchildren; 45 great- grandchildren; sister, Marilyn Huhsman of Staunton; and many special friends. Glen was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter in infancy, Sara Beth Cox; twin sons, Brian and Brady Cox; grandchild, Caleb Cox; and daughter-in-law, JoAnn Cox.

Private family services will be held. A public celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Memorials are suggested to Shriners Hospitals for Children or donor's choice. Condolences may be left online at Kravanya Funeral Home in Benld is in charge of arrangements.

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