NAME: Cheney, Blanche C. (m. Harry Grant Cox)
OBIT: JOURNAL, Manson, Iowa, Thursday, August 9, 1962
Mrs. Harry Cox Funeral Services Held August 7
Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 7 at the Larson Funeral Home for Mrs. Blanche Cox 80, long time resident of Manson. Mrs. Cox died Saturday at the Lutheran Hospital in Fort Dodge.
Rev. H. W. Faris of the Pomeroy Methodist church officiated at the services. Miss Janice Jones was pianist and accompanied Mrs. Maurice Thornes and Marcia Harryman who sang.
Pallbearers were Emory Bleam, Elmer Rankin, Otto Heinze, Ernest Trzynka, Fred Groot and D. Claman. Burial was in Rose Hill cemetery.
Mrs. Blanche Cox was born June 14, 1882 at Sigourney to Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Cheney and had lived in Manson for the past fifty years. She was married in Manson July 3, 1918 to Harry Cox who died July 18, 1961.
Mrs. Cox was active in community Affairs and a member of the Rebekah Lodge for over sixty years. She had been Noble Grand in 1960 and was currently secretary of the Manson lodge, having progressed through the chairs several times.
She had always been interested in the Manson library, and served on the library board for many years. She was also a longtime member of the Woman's Club, a charter member of that organization and its fourth president. She was always active in the Methodist church and its organizations.
Mrs. Cox is survived by three nephews Julius and Robert Cheney of the Panama Canal Zone and C. W. Cheney of Houston, Texas and a niece, Mrs. Blanche Root of Germany. Julius Cheney arranged for the funeral and Mrs. Root is presently enroute by ship to U.S.
She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, and a brother.
Here for the funeral in addition to her nephew Julius Cheney, were two cousins, Mrs. Opha Henyan of Manchester and Mrs. Vera Jackson of Albuquerque, N.M.