Geraldine Theresa Cox, of Mattoon, passed away on Oct. 18, 2020, at Rosemary Manor at the age of 82.
Geraldine was born in Wisconsin on Dec. 26, 1937, to the late Floyd and Kathryn (Manyo) Sigmund.
She graduated from Mattoon High School and went on to work at NorthStar Casino in the kitchen. Geraldine married Clarence Cox on March 30, 1955, in Franklin, and he preceded her in death on Aug. 29, 2008.
She enjoyed decorating for the holidays and feeding birds, especially hummingbirds. Geraldine was a talented knitter. She also attended Holy Family Parish in Mattoon.
Geraldine is survived by sons, Christopher Cox of Antigo and Layton (Wendee) Cox of Mattoon; daughter, Barbara (Mark) Pierzchalski of Birnamwood; grandchildren, Christopher Cox Jr., Charles (Heidi) Cox, Katie (Turner) Rickert, Bradley Cox, Casey (Jenni) Cox, Courtney Cox, Mark Pierzchalski Jr., Cory (Brittnee) Pierzchalski, James Pierzchalski, Joseph Pierzchalski, Cynthia Pierzchalski, Elizabeth, Charles Allen, Michael Allen, Rachel Sisson, Kimberly Sisson and Terri Jo Sasson’ many-great grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.
In addition to her parents and husband, Geraldine was preceded in death by daughters Theresa Cox and Cathleen Sisson, and a brother, Frederick Sigmund.
A burial service for Geraldine will be held on Oct. 31, 2020, at 12:30 p.m. at Aniwa Cemetery with Chaplain Dave officiating. Following the burial, a celebration of life will take place at the town hall in the town of Hutchins.
The family would like to extend a special thank you Nicki, Cindy, and Geraldine’s angels at Rosemary Manor.
Strasser-Roller Funeral Home is assisting the family. Friends may visit strasserrollerfuneralhome.com.