In Memory of Virginia L. Cox

July 13, 1939 - August 16, 2023

Virginia “Ginny” Lorene (Rogers) Cox, 84, of Barron, went to be with her beloved Ed in heaven, on Wednesday, August 16, 2023, at Monroe Manor.

She was born July 13, 1939, in Barron to Ernest and Elvena (Rowell) Rogers.

Ginny graduated from Barron High School in 1957. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Library Science from UW-River Falls and took her first post-collegiate job at the Monroe Public Library. It was during this time she met the love of her life, Edwin Cox. They married in Barron on June 29, 1963. After their four children were born and they lived in multiple Wisconsin cities, Ginny & Ed settled in Barron to finish raising their children. She worked at the Riverview Middle School as a library assistant, and later, at the Barron Public Library.

Ginny enjoyed playing cards, doing puzzles, and spending quality time with her family and friends. When she didn't have her nose in a book, Ginny enjoyed watching and feeding the birds as well as nurturing plants.

She is survived by her son, Nathan (Jennifer) of Barron; daughters: Heather (Mike) Hentz of Eau Claire, Megan (Dennis) Goldwood of Ash Flat, AR, Jodie Cox (Bill Skinner) of Rice Lake; grandchildren, Alex, Jennica, Julia, Kayla (Austin), Jared (Alyssa), Ernie, Kaprincia, Samantha (Nathen), Emily, and Sophia; great-grandson, Bo; sister-in-law, Diana Rogers; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edwin Cox (on January 25, 2019); her parents, Ernest and Elvena; three brothers: Weldon, Warren, and Bruce.

Visitation will be held on Monday, August 21, 2023, 4-7 p.m. The funeral service will be on Tuesday, August 22, 2023, at 11 a.m. with Pastor Ed McClurken officiating (visitation one hour prior). All observances will be located at the Skinner Funeral Home in Rice Lake. A private interment will be at the Northern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery.

Skinner Funeral Home of Rice Lake is honored to serve the family.

Last Update: Aug 20, 2023 1:59 pm CDT

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