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“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...Read More »
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“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...Read More »
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“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...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Julie Bohan Allen - Canton, GA

“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...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: Teri & Dwayne Adams - Davenport, IA

“Deepest Sympathy to the family. RIP Anne ”
5 of 8 | Posted by: Anne McCabe - DUBLIN IRELAND

“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...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: Seibel Family - Eldridge, IA

“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...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: Chris Smith - Decatur, GA

“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...Read More »
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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.