Ramona Jean Cox

Ramona Jean Cox

Birth
Moravia, Appanoose County, Iowa, USA
Death 22 Apr 1962 (aged 24)
Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, USA
Burial Moravia, Appanoose County, Iowa, USA
Memorial ID 51008441 · View Source
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Ramona Jean Cox, 24, was found dead in her first-floor apartment at Des Moines on Sunday morning, April 22, 1962. Cox, who was from Moravia, Iowa, but worked as a secretary in Des Moines, had been raped and slashed across the throat with a hook-billed linoleum knife.

Hazel Cox and her husband, Harold "Burdette" Cox, lived on a farm six miles east of Moravia. Ramona had left the farm and moved to Des Moines in search of meaningful employment.

Ramona Jean Cox was born December 7, 1937, the first child born to Harold Burdette "Jocky" Cox and Hazel Cox. She had moved from her hometown of Moravia, Iowa, to Des Moines, where she worked as a secretary. In addition to her parents, she was survived by three siblings: Dale Arthur, Rowena, and Nyle Burdett.

Memorial services were held May 1, 1962, at the Methodist Church in Moravia with burial in the Hillcrest Cemetery in Moravia, Aoppanoose County.

Hazel Cox passed away in 1999. Ramona's brother Dale and her father Burdette both died in 2005.


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  • Created by: Donald Bitner
  • Added: 12 Apr 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 51008441
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ramona Jean Cox (7 Dec 1937–22 Apr 1962), Find A Grave Memorial no. 51008441, citing Hillcrest Cemetery, Moravia, Appanoose County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Donald Bitner (contributor 47187466) .