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Debra S. Cox

April 4, 1948 ~ January 29, 2020 (age 71)


Debra S. Cox, 71, of East Peoria, IL passed away at 4:44 pm on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria. She was born on April 4, 1948 in Elgin, IL to Harley and Alverta (Lebrum) Funke. She married Wayne D. Cox on June 24, 1972 in West Dundee, IL.

Surviving are her husband Wayne of East Peoria; children Fausta (Roy) Lyons of Metamora and Miles (Stephanie) Cox of Whittier, CA; and grandchildren Madelaine Lyons, Christina Lyons, and Mason Cox. She was preceded in death by her parents and sister Judy (the late William) Paar.

Debra had worked in retail sales at Peoria Camera Shop until her retirement. She enjoyed gardening, camping, traveling, and her grandchildren.

Cremation rites have been accorded. A private burial of ashes were held at Glendale Cemetery in Washington. A Celebration of Life will be held from 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm on Saturday, September 19, 2020 at Jubilee State Park, Quail Meadows Picnic Area in Brimfield. Social distancing guidelines will be followed and when social distancing cannot be met, masks/face coverings will be required. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home, 8630 State Route 91, Peoria, IL 61615. Online condolences at


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Celebration of Life
September 19, 2020

1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Jubilee State Park
Quail Meadows Picnic Area
Brimfield, IL 61517

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