Anne Bittorf Cox

  • Born: November 12, 1935
  • Died: March 23, 2015
  • Location: Davenport, Illinois

McDonald Funeral Home

505 1st Avenue
Sterling, IL 61081

Tel. (815) 626-6311

Tribute & Message From The Family


Anne Bittorf Cox passed away March 23, 2015, peacefully with her family by her side at the Kahl Home in Davenport, Iowa.

She was born in Sterling, Illinois November 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, IA, Sterling and Chicago, IL, Gypsum, CO, and Bonita Springs, Fl.

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), Colin M. McCabe. Grandchildren: Michael, Thomas, Ryan, Lauren, Kristian, Delaney, Caroline, and Conner. Her sister, Barb Brennan ( Dr. L.A. Brennan). Anne is preceded in death by her husband William R. Cox, and William R. McCabe, father of her children. Her parents Joseph H. Bittorf and Mary D. Bittorf, her brothers Joe D. Bittorf and William Bittorf.

Services for Anne will be held in Sterling, IL. Visitation will be Thursday, March 26, 2015 at McDonald Funeral Home, 505 1st Ave. Sterling, from 1:00-2:00 PM, mass to follow at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 2224 Ave. J Sterling. Burial will take place at Calvary Cemetery in Sterling.

In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established for St. Jude's Children's Hospital.