Rena Cox, 90

Rena Cox, 90, of Isabella, died Jan. 29, 2021, at Gainesville Health Care Center in Gainesville. No services are planned.

She was born March 13, 1930, in Ozark County, the daughter of Frank and Georgia Barnett Shockey. She lived most of her life in Kansas City and Macon and returned a few years ago to the Isabella area. She worked in the nursing field in Kansas City with her sister Macy and helped take care of many nursing home patients.  

She always enjoyed sewing and crocheting and made many beautiful things.  She loved animals and porcelain dolls.  She also enjoyed going for rides and driving her car, sometimes a little too fast.  She was not as used to the curvy roads of the Ozarks as she was the straighter roads of northern Missouri.  She would always tell her stories of going a little too fast with a laugh and a grin.

She enjoyed life and was always smiling. 

She was loved and will be missed.  Her family is comforted, knowing they have the promise of eternal life through Jesus Christ.   

She is survived by her son, Gerald Piland and family; and many nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great- nephews.  

She was preceded in death by her parents; her daughter Brenda; and nine siblings, Mae, Janie, Rae, Macy, Burt, Orville, Tilford, Alan,and Clarence. 

Arrangements by Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Gainesville. 

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