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Maurice F. Cox

February 11th, 1936 – May 23rd, 2019

Maurice Francis "Maurie" Cox, age 83 of Vermont, IL, passed away at 8:58 pm Thursday, May 23, 2019 at Graham Hospital in Canton, IL. He was born on February 11, 1936 on the family farm in Eldorado Township, McDonough County, just west of Vermont, the son of Arthur and Twila (Ruth) Cox. Maurie married Kathy Cozadd on September 11, 1961 in Summum, IL. She survives.

Also surviving are three daughters, Laura (and Mike) Seamster of Hopewell, IL, Marisa (and Jerry) Nutt of Greensboro, NC, and Jody (and Eric) Trone of Elmwood, IL, nine grandchildren; Christopher Seamster, Joshua Seamster, Cassie (and David) Nolte, Janessa Seamster, Alexandra (and Josh) Sanders, Jarred (and Melinda) Nutt, Emma Trone, John Trone, and Jack Trone, twelve great-grandchildren, two sisters, Maxine Leezer of Canton, IL and Cheryl (and Gary) Matteson of Vermont, IL and two brothers, Marcus (and Frances) Cox of Cuba, IL and George (and Natalie) Cox of Lewistown, IL.

Maurie was preceded in death by one brother, Max Cox.

He was a rural mail carrier and also a bus driver.

He served in the US Army from September 25, 1958 to September 22, 1960 with the 503rd Administration Company with a rank of SP-4. While in the Army, Maurie was a postman and even delivered a letter addressed to Elvis Presley while he was stationed in Germany.

Maurie was a member of the Vermont Christian Church, where he served as an Elder, Deacon, and was Chairman of the Church Board when the Family Life Center was constructed.

He also was a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge of Vermont, where he served as Noble Grand. He volunteered for Hospice and the Vermont American Legion Color Guard. He also was a Scoutmaster.

In high school, Maurie received the SAR Award and loved playing sports, participating in them all, including the pole vault in track and field.

He enjoyed playing golf, even attaining a hole-in-one on one occasion. He enjoyed playing cards and playing games and being active in his grandchildren's lives.

Maurie was an avid Chicago Cubs fan.

Services for Maurie will be on Tuesday, May 28th at 10 am at the Vermont Christian Church. Pastors Cody Stinnett and Tim Gilliland will officiate. Visitation will be held on Sunday, May 26th from 3-6 pm at the Vermont Christian Church's Family Life Center. Interment will be in the Vermont Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Vermont Christian Church's Food Pantry or Donor's Choice.

Condolences


May 25th, 2019

So sorry for your loss Cathy. Maury will be missed. Thinking of you.

May 25th, 2019

I am so sorry for your loss. I will keep your family in my prayers.

May 25th, 2019

Sorry for your loss Kathy and family Prayers for all of you

May 25th, 2019

so sorry for your loss Aunt Kathy and Laura and Marissa and Jody you all are in my thoughts and prayers . i will miss you uncle Maury i will see you one day up in heaven i firmly promise you this and to aunt Kathy.i love you both so much . Beth Ann

May 25th, 2019

Sorry for your lost Maury was a great guy. Your in our thoughts and prayers. Brenda Little & Bill Morey

May 25th, 2019

I will always remember Uncle Maurie as a great man. He will truly be missed.

May 25th, 2019

Sorry for your loss.Our thoughts & Prayers are for all of you. God Bless.

May 25th, 2019

For anyone who ever had the good fortune to have met Maurie, he will be sadly missed. What a wonderful human being, a man who truly loved his wife, daughters and family. Our prayers are for comfort for those he loved and left behind, until the great reunion. John & Sandy Bybee

May 25th, 2019

Really sorry for your loss

May 25th, 2019

So sorry for your loss !! You are in my thoughts and prayers.

May 25th, 2019

So very sorry for your loss. A wonderful man now soars with the Angels. Thoughts and prayers to you all. Randall and Sharon Stracker

May 25th, 2019

PRAYERS for the family!

May 25th, 2019

Maurice was such a sweet man. He will be missed in our community.

May 25th, 2019

So sorry for your loss Kathy He free of pain now Prayers out to you and family

May 25th, 2019

So sorry for your loss. Maurie will be missed he was a nice kind man! Prayers for all the Family. Bill and Sharon Ackley

May 25th, 2019

So sorry for your loss. Prayers. Alan and Georgiana Clemens

May 25th, 2019

So sorry for your loss. Love and Prayers, Bret and Christiana Gaston

May 25th, 2019

So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers for the family. Will and Crystal Elsley

May 25th, 2019

Maurie will truly be missed - a very nice man. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Rick Harris

May 26th, 2019

Prayers and love sent to the family. Such a great loss and fabulous person Maury is.. God Bless!

May 26th, 2019

I'm so sorry for your loss. My Mom,Robertine McGee also passed away on May 23. I enjoyed having "dinners" at Clayberg with you and Maurie. All I can say is they are at peace and in Heaven. We will miss them...

May 26th, 2019

We are so sorry for your loss Cathy! He was a very kind, gentle man that always had a kind word to say! Prayers for you and your family! Rick and Kathy Heller

May 26th, 2019

He was such a nice, kind man. Wonderful mailman for us for many years.
Thoughts and prayers for all of you
The Families of the Late Harold Malott

May 26th, 2019

Sorry, for your loss. He was my bus driver for a few years and he also was in the same class in school with my dad. I thought a lot of him. Very nice, kind man.

May 26th, 2019

Kathy and family, So very sorry for your loss. He was always such a nice and thoughtful man. Prayers. Becky and Greg Lundeen

May 26th, 2019

So sorry to hear this sad news. We have so many wonderful memories of our time together in Vermont so many years ago!! Y’all will be in our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time. Love, John and Jane Derry

May 26th, 2019

Jody, sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family. Anne Worsfold

May 26th, 2019

Our deepest condolences to the entire Cox family.

May 26th, 2019

Our deepest condolences to the Cox family. Alvin and Lorenda Spilker

May 26th, 2019

Our deepest condolences to the Cox family. Alvin and Lorenda Spilker

May 26th, 2019

Deepest condolences to the family. May you each find comfort with our Lord. Prayers for each of ypu. Janet and Wally Danner.

May 26th, 2019

Prayers of comfort and peace for all of the family. Maurice will be missed.

May 26th, 2019

prayes for you all god bless u

May 26th, 2019

Prayers and condolences to thev entire Cox family. Maury was a wonderful man. He shall be missed. - Cheryl Reimolds

May 26th, 2019

So sorry for your loss. He has always been one of my favorite guys in town. He will be missed.

May 27th, 2019

Kathy and family so very sorry for your loss. Maurie will be greatly missed. Trish Mcmillen

May 27th, 2019

So sorry for your loss Danny and Barb Kendrick

May 27th, 2019

Growing up "across the tracks" from the Cox family has many memories. My deepest sympathy in your loss of Maurie. Debbie Douglas

May 27th, 2019

For Kathy and family please accept our sympathy. We are praying for all of you to feel God's love and comfort during this difficult time. Rodney and Theresa Keefauver

May 28th, 2019

so very sorry for your loss.what a great man

May 28th, 2019

Prayers for the Cox family Maurie was a very nice man !

May 28th, 2019

Mike and I are sorry to hear of the loss of Maurie, Kathy and Family! He was a good, sweet, and caring man! Cherish all of your precious memories of Maurie! Our thoughts and prayers for All of You! 🙏🙏 Mike and Peg Davis

May 29th, 2019

So sorry for your loss Steve Bucy.

May 31st, 2019

For Cathy and family... Maurie was one of the most wonderful human beings we have ever met. He was always kind. The world is a lesser place without him in it.