Ruby Irene Cox, 82, Hermann, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020, at Hermann Area District Hospital.
She was born March 29, 1938, to Lloyd and Ruby (Ringeisen) Sorrell, in Rolla.
She was united in marriage to Gene Cox, Dec. 22, 1975, at Villa Ridge, Mo.
Irene enjoyed working at Gasconade Manor in healthcare for many years and she enjoyed quilting.
She was preceded in death by parents, Lloyd and Ruby; daughter, Rhonda Newman; brother, Bill Humphrey; and great-granddaughter, Lydia Newman.
She is survived by husband, Gene, of Hermann; son, Mark Cox of Hermann; step-son, Jeff Cox of Illinois; step-daughter, Loretta Carey of St. Peters; son-in-law, Alan Newman of Bland; brother, Michael Humphrey and wife Wanda of Owensville; sister, Kathy Farris and husband Thurman of Owensville; grandchildren, Michelle Doss, Mitchell Newman and Meagan Cooper; great-grandchildren, Blake Mehrhoff, Easton Cooper, Parker Cooper, Logan Newman, Chelsea Newman, Natalie Newman and Amelia Newman.
Funeral services were Saturday, Nov. 28, at Gottenstroeter Funeral Home in Owensville with Pastor Les Dority officiating. Burial was in Licklider Cemetery in Cuba.