Violet Geraldine Cox, daughter of the late William Riley Cox and Sarah Perryman Cox, was born on March 12, 1943, at Lilbourn and died in the Missouri Delta Medical Center at Sikeston on Saturday, March 29, 2008, at the age of 65.
Ms. Cox was of the Baptist faith, a former captain and deputy sheriff in the Riverside County, Calif., Sheriff's Department, a member of the board of directors of the AIDS Task Force Group in Manitowac, Wis., a member of the Domestic Violence Association in Manitowac, Wis., The Wife and Child Abuse Center in Boise, Idaho, The Private Investigators Association, The National Police Chiefs Association and a resident of Bloomfield.
She is survived by her long-time companion, Marvis Vondrachek of Blakely, Ga.; her daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and Danial Linsmire of Manitowac, Wis.; two foster sons, Justin Degonia of Sikeston and Todd Harrison Duncan of Palm Springs, Calif.; her foster granddaughter, Erin Margaret Duncan of Palm Springs, Calif.; two grandchildren, Brittany Linsmire and Courtney Linsmire, both of Manitowac, Wis.; her sister and brother-in-law, Verna and LeRoy Romine of Mesquite, Texas; several nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Billy Cox.
Visitation will be held from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 2, 2008, at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 2, 2008, in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel with John Martin officiating.
Interment will follow in the Bernie Cemetery.