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Posted on Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at 11:18 pm

Bonnie Sue Cox, age 78, of Bowling Green passed away Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013, at her residence, surrounded by her family.   Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 29, at the Grand View Burial Park in Hannibal.  Visitation will be held from 12 p.m. until 1 p.m. on Thursday, at the Mudd-Veach Funeral Home in Bowling Green.
She was born Dec. 27, 1934 in Hannibal, the daughter of Archie and Juanita Jones Christal.  She married Cecil Cox on Dec. 29, 1961 in Hannibal.  He preceded her in death Oct. 7, 1987.
Survivors include sons Paul Cox of St. Joseph and Joe Cox of Tucson, Ariz.;  step-son Gary Cox of Louisiana; daughters Melody Cox of Nebo, N.C., Angela Cox of Patagonia, Ariz., and Twila Schuler of Bowling Green; step-daughter Sharon Mills of Louisiana; brothers David Christal of New London and Kenny Christal of Hannibal; sisters Nadine Werner of Bowling Green and Esther Hamilton of Dallas, Texas;  grandchildren Michael Jersett, Adam Jersett, Christopher Jersett, Nathan Jersett, Jesse Craig, Ben Craig, Victoria Craig, and Zac Schuler; great-grandchildren Jayson Craig, Jesse Craig Jr., and Jessica Craig.  She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brother Bernald Christal; sisters Virginia Runyon and Martha Kidd.
Bonnie grew up in Hannibal and graduated from Hannibal High School.  She later moved to Louisiana and then Bowling Green.  She was a member of Abundant Life Fellowship. She was a secretary and telephone operator.  She was a Cub Scout leader and homemaker who enjoyed crossword puzzles, iPad games, and reading her Bible.  She loved to write and attend outings and spending time with her family.
Serving as pallbearers will be Paul Cox, David Christal, Kenny Christal and Jerry Hamilton.  Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Michael Jersett, Adam Jersett, Chris Jersett, Thomas Jersett, Nathan Jersett, Jesse Craig, Ben Craig, and Zac Schuler.
Memorial may be made to the Benefit for Zac Schuler c/o Community State Bank of Bowling Green. Online Condolences may be left at