Eileen Cox

Eileen M. Cox, 91, Haddam, died Oct. 3, 2017, at Cedarwood Assisted Living in Fairbury, Neb. She was born May 18, 1926, near Morrowville, the daughter of Raymond R. and Grace M. (Mayberry) Frager.She graduated from Morrowville High School. She married Vance Terpening. He preceded her in death in 1963. In April 1970, she married Dean Cox. They were married for 47 years. He preceded her in death on Sept. 30, 2017. Mrs. Cox served as the Washington County Clerk for many years. She was a member of the Morrowville Christian Church. She was also preceded in death by her parents; brother, William Frager; sister, Virginia Mosteller; and a granddaughter, Carol Terpening. Survivors include her sons, Harold (Teresa) Terpening, Abilene, and David (Faye) Cox, Seward, Neb.; daughter, Joyce (Don) Shutts, DeWitt, Neb.; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Funeral service was Oct. 4 at the Morrowville Christian Church. Pastor Ron Brown officiated. Sheila Ouellette was organist and Ed Durst sang, “In the Garden” and “Amazing Grace.” Pallbearers were Bill Slater, Jim Frager, Todd Baker, Terry Frager, Gerry Frager, Willard Zenger and Charles Mosteller.Honorary pallbearers were Steve Frager, Bob Tegethoff and Jonathan Terpening. Burialwas in the Haddam City Cemetery. A memorial fund has been established and will be designated later. Contributions may be sent in care of Ward Funeral Home.

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