ASHTON Susan Elaine Cox died peacefully surrounded by family at Rock River Hospice in Sterling, on Jan. 14, 2020 at the age of 66.
She was born Oct. 21, 1953 in Aurora, Illinois to Warren and Kathleen Holmes. She attended East Aurora High School in Aurora, Illinois. She met Neville while working at Anixter Wiring and they were married in August 1977. They lived in Aurora until 1989, when they then moved to Ashton. Over the years, she has worked at Ashton Bank, in the lunch room at Ashton School, as a tax assessor, bookkeeper, and was a stay-at-home mother.
She is survived by her father, Warren Holmes, Sr.; her children; son Robert (Holly) Cox of Hanover Park; daughter Tara (Corey) Buerkman of Muncie, Indiana, and her grandchildren Jordan and Avery; her sister, Karen (Lewis) Carey of Ashton, IL; brother Warren (Vanessa) Holmes Jr. of Mendota, IL; and nieces and a nephew.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Neville Cox and her mother, Kathleen Holmes.
The family is having a memorial gathering in her honor at the Dixon VFW on Saturday January 18th, 2020 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Sandwiches and snacks will be provided.