Kathryn Ann Cox, 73, of Brownwood, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, the 9th of August, at her residence. Funeral services, under the direction of Davis-Morris Funeral Home, will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2008, in the funeral home Chapel. Interment will follow at 3 p.m. at the Placid Cemetery in McCulloch County.
The family will receive friends during visitation from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Kathryn Cox was born June 13, 1935, to Albert and Bessie (Rasco) Finnigan in Fife, Texas. She played volleyball and was a drum majorette at Rochelle High School, where she graduated.
She later attended and graduated from business school, after which she worked for the Sheriff’s and the District Attorney’s office. She then began managing housing apartments for 32-plus years, with the last 20 years being at the Camelot Apartments in Brownwood. She was married to Raymond Cox on July 17, 1954, and a member of Christ Chapel Church.
As “Queen of Camelot,” she was so much to so many people. She mothered and cared for her Camelot families and was the one person that everyone came to with their personal problems. She would always do her best to help fix their problems.
Kathryn was very much a “classy lady” and honest to a fault, never used foul language, and loved Elvis Presley and Tom Jones.
Kathryn was the “Ultimate Mother” and was known as “MeMo.” She cooked dinner every Sunday for 20 people, made each child and grandchild their favorite meal and cake on their birthday. Christmas was always wonderful because of her. She gave without expectation of glorification and without ever bringing it up to you for what she had done. Her favorite place to be was “fishing on Deep Creek.” She was strong willed but compassionate, caring about other people’s problems rather than her own.
Kathryn Cox is survived son Ray Cox, daughter, Robbyn Shaw, and son John Cox, all of Brownwood; 10 grandchildren, Daniel, Devin, Dilan and Dain Cox, Ben, Bronson and Rachel Shaw, Sara, Jonathan and Joshua Cox; two special daughters-in-law, Stephanie and Roseanne Cox; granddaughter-in-law, Christina; three great-grandchildren, Gabby, Gillian and Grayson Cox; brothers and sister, Billie Turnell, Jack Finnigan, Danny Finnigan, and Jerry Finnigan. Kathryn was known as “Ant Kat” to 24 nieces and nephews; 42 great-nieces and nephews, 36 great-great-nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Bessie Finnigan; son-in-law, Brett A. Shaw; sisters, Edna Williamson and Wynonia Cowin; and brother, Regginal Finnigan.
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