Leonard Burton Cox

Leonard Burton Cox, age 102, of Cameron, MO, formerly of Hamilton, passed away on Oct. 29, 2019, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cameron. Leonard lived in Caldwell County most of his life, but he lived in California and Texas in the past and traveled a great deal.

Leonard was born on March 28, 1917, to Burton and Mary (Hawks) Cox in the New York Township in Caldwell County. After graduating from high school, he served in the Army in Japan after World War II. Leonard worked as a farmer and raised cattle and sheep, working for the railroad in California, and set electric poles for Rural Electric America.

He was a member of the Kidder United Methodist Church and the American Legion Post of Kidder.

Leonard was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Dorothy Clayton; second wife, Katie Trosper; third wife, Lois Merrill Cox; infant daughter, Nancy; two brothers, Buell (Lou) Cox and Tinsley (Nadine) Cox; nephew, Gary Cox; and stepdaughter, Edris Sweiven.

Survivors include his niece, Dena (Darrell) McCrea of Kidder; nephews, Greg (Debbie) Cox of Kidder, Donnie (Marsha) Cox, and Dick (Tamra) Cox, all of Chillicothe; stepson, Byron (Peggy) German of Texas; five grandchildren, Robin German of Texas, Kristi Bruning of Springfield, Cash Sweiven of Las Vegas, NV, Eric Sweiven and Karin Bourquin, both of Sacramento, CA; stepson-in-law and cousin, Jim and Pam Sweiven of Hamilton; and numerous cousins.

Cremation has been entrusted to Bram Funeral Home in Hamilton. A graveside service with military honors will be held on Nov. 22, 2019, at 2:00 p.m., at the Evergreen Cemetery in Braymer. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Missouri Veteran’s Home in Cameron. www.bramfuneralservices.com.

The Caldwell County News

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