Vail Daily obituary: Anne Bittorf Cox, 1935-2015 |

Vail Daily obituary: Anne Bittorf Cox, 1935-2015

Anne Bittorf Cox passed away Monday peacefully with her family by her side at the Kahl Home in Davenport, Iowa.

She was born in Sterling, Illinois, Nov. 12, 1935, to Joseph H. Bittorf and Mary Delaney Bittorf. Anne married William R. McCabe and had six children. Later in life, she married Robert William Cox. Anne was a proud alum of St. Mary’s College at Notre Dame and an avid fan of the Fighting Irish. A loving mother, she enjoyed every minute with her family and friends. Anne’s love spread throughout the United States. She had great friends and family in Bettendorf, Iowa; Sterling and Chicago, Illinois; Gypsum; and Bonita Springs, Florida.

Anne is survived by: her children William R. McCabe Jr. (Mary Jo), Timothy B. McCabe, Patrick J. McCabe (Lisa), John T. McCabe (Lisa Penn), Katie McCabe Paxson (Sean) and Colin M. McCabe; grandchildren Michael, Thomas, Ryan, Lauren, Kristian, Delaney, Caroline and Conner; and her sister, Barb Brennan (Dr. L.A. Brennan). Anne is preceded in death by: her husband William R. Cox; William R. McCabe, father of her children; her parents Joseph H. Bittorf and Mary D. Bittorf; and her brothers Joe D. Bittorf and William Bittorf.

Services for Anne will be held in Sterling, Illinois. Burial will take place at Calvary Cemetery in Sterling.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established for St. Judes Children’s Hospital.

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