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Gloria E. Bocox

September 7, 1930 ~ January 6, 2018 (age 87)

Gloria E. Bocox, 87, of New Windsor, Illinois died Saturday, January 6, 2018 at Genesis Senior Living, Aledo.

Visitation is Wednesday, Jan. 10th from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Dennison Funeral Home, Viola.  Funeral services are 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 11th at Dennison Funeral Home, Viola.  Burial will be in Aledo Cemetery.  Memorials may be left for Viola United Presbyterian Church.

Gloria was born September 7, 1930 in Burgess, Illinois a daughter of George E. and Bessie J. Peterson Dennison.  Gloria graduated from high school and enjoyed attending Aledo reunions.  On December 3, 1960, she married Robert E. Bocox in Rock Island.  They were married until his death on October 11, 2009.  In her early years, she worked at the Rock Island Arsenal then later at Bituminous Insurance.  Most of her life, she was a devoted wife and mother.  Gloria enjoyed gardening, fishing, crocheting and sewing…she was a talented seamstress.

Those left to cherish her memory are her children and grandchildren:  Dan Tappendorf of Florence, Alabama, Gary Tappendorf (Sharon Goldman) of Tipton, Iowa, Georgia (Steve) Bloomfield of Milan, Illinois, Geraldine Cluff of Moline, Illinois and Donald (Lisa) Bocox of Coal Valley, Illinois; grandchildren:  Christopher Tappendorf, Sarah Lue, Amy Tappendorf, Christina Bloomfield, Ryan Bloomfield, Jeffrey Mizner, Andrea Winters, Paul Mizner, Joshua Prine, Matthew Bocox, Kimberly Grabosch and Derek Bocox; 10 great grandchildren and sister:  Shirley Jensen of Viola.  (Gloria’s kids would like to give a heartfelt thank you to Shirley for always being there for their mom.)

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son:  David Bocox, brother:  Wayne Dennison and sisters:  Betty Vervenne and Marge Dobrinske.

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 Service Information

January 10, 2018

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Dennison Funeral Homes
1601 13th Street / PO Box 194
Viola, IL 61486

Funeral Service
January 11, 2018

10:30 AM
Dennison Funeral Homes
1601 13th Street / PO Box 194
Viola, IL 61486

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