Jean Cox

Jean Cox
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Jean Cox, nee Hise, 79, of Belleville, IL, and of Pahrump, NV, born November 28, 1935, in East St. Louis, IL, died Thursday, April 16, 2015, at Saint Louis University Hospital, St. Louis, MO.

In 1962, Jean moved to Hawaii with her husband, Harold Cox.  She worked at First Hawaiian Bank until her retirement in 1980 after 18 years of service. She moved with her husband to Pahrump, Nevada, in 1981, and lived there until moving back to Belleville in 1999 to help care for her mother and her aunt. Jean spent her life caring for her family and friends, many of whom she met while playing bingo, an activity she loved.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 1996; and her father, Arthur Hise.

Surviving are her four sons, Donnie Cox and his wife Kim Cooley of Oceanside CA;
Robert Cox and his wife Shelly of Las Vegas NV;
Dean Cox of Baton Rouge LA,
and Jared Cox and his wife Cynthia, of Baton Rouge LA;
five beloved grandchildren;
her mother, Gertrude Bourdouris;
and her aunt, Dixie Zurick.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

A celebration of Jean’s life will take place between 5 and 7 p.m., Monday, May 11, 2015, at the C K & L of I Country Club, 2800 N. Illinois Street, Swansea, IL 62226, prior to bingo that evening.


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