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.


Condolence & Memory Journal

My deepest sympathy to all of Anne's family. We were Home Ec partners at St. Mary's and I have many wonderful memories of Anne, her parents and our many fun reunions at SMC. She will be in my prayers always. Until we meet again, Mary Lou Ahern Colfer

Posted by Mary Lou Ahern Colfer    March 29, 2015

We were so saddened to hear of Anne's passing. We have many fond memories of Anne and Bob when they spent winters in Bonita Springs. Our thoughts and prayers are with all the family. With sincere sympathy and sadness.... Tom and Pat MacGeorge

Posted by Tom and Pat MacGeorge - Bonita Springs,, FL - Florida friends   March 28, 2015

When our 1957 class was "alphabetically organized," Anne and I were together. Last time I saw her was car-pooling to our 25th College Reunion (I think). She was in Dubuque and I lived in Fairfield. I remember her as a sweet, lovely, fun girl. Please extend my deepest sympathy to Anne's family. I'm sure many will miss her. They'll be in my prayers. Sincerely, Julie Allen

Posted by Julie Bohan Allen - Canton, GA - Classmate at St. Mary's College   March 26, 2015

So sorry to hear of your loss! I always enjoyed catching up on how you shared your time together in FL at the retirement village...big hugs...may you feel His mighty hand during this difficult time...

Posted by Teri & Dwayne Adams - Davenport, IA - friends   March 25, 2015

Deepest Sympathy to the family. RIP Anne

Posted by Anne McCabe - DUBLIN IRELAND - Cousin   March 25, 2015


John, Lisa and Family,

We are deeply sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Sending thoughts of sympathy and support to you as you begin your journey on this earth with out your mother.

May love and peace with wonderful memories guide you through these times.

Brian, Gigi, Hanna, and Jessika Seibel

Posted by Seibel Family - Eldridge, IA - Friend of Son - John McCabe   March 25, 2015

Katie, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I only wish I had met your mom whom you always spoke about so lovingly. May you find peace in your beautiful memories.

Posted by Chris Smith - Decatur, GA - friend of her daughter   March 25, 2015

Anne was my favorite aunt. She was very patient and kind. I always enjoyed spending time with Anne and her family. My deepest sympathies to her immediate and extended family and friends.

Posted by Frank McCabe - Hawthorn Woods, IL - Nephew   March 25, 2015