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Emilie (Cox) (Ruth) Young


A Mass of Christian Burial for Emilie E. (Cox) (Ruth) Young, 85, of Oxford, will be held Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, at 10 a.m. at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Cosgrove with Father Robert Cloos officiating. A meal will be held at Waldschmidt Hall following Mass, and burial will take place at St. Vincent Catholic Cemetery in Riverside following the meal. Visitation will be held Monday, Sept. 17, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Waldschmidt Hall in Cosgrove, where a rosary will be recited at 3:30 p.m. A general memorial fund has been established.
Emilie E. Young died Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, at St. Luke's Hospital in Cedar Rapids.
Emilie E. Cox was born Dec. 2, 1932, in Holbrook, Iowa, the daughter of James Davis and Catherine Bernadette (Barry) Cox. She graduated from the Villa School in Davenport. On Oct. 27, 1951, she was united in marriage to Richard F. Ruth at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Oxford. Richard died in 1988. Emilie married Ralph Young on Sept. 30, 1995, at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Cosgrove. Emilie worked as a lab assistant and in physical therapy at the University of Iowa, retiring after 24 years of service. She was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church, Cosgrove, where she was active in the Altar and Rosary Society and the Order of Catholic Foresters. She also was a member of the Oxford Legion Auxiliary 537, Red Hat Society, card club and the Irish Mafia Sisters. Emilie was a self-taught seamstress, upholsterer and homemaker, and was devoted to her role as wife, mother and grandmother. Emilie enjoyed life, and her greatest joy was spending time with her family.
Survivors include eight children, Darlene Barney of Iowa City, Pat (Donna) Ruth of Iowa City, Judy (Rob) Dailing of Oxford, Gerri (Joe) Turecek of Iowa City, Bill (Karen) Ruth of West Amana, Colleen Rempe of Fort Madison, Mary (Rick) Wells of Oxford and Joe (Tammie) Ruth of Chariton; daughter-in-law, Elaine Ruth of Tipton; 24 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.
Preceding Emilie in death were her parents; her husband, Richard; her husband, Ralph Young, in 2010; her son, Dick Ruth, in 2005; son-in-law, Richard Rempe, in 2010; a great-granddaughter Alyssa Clayton; a great-grandson, Jaxsen Varland; eight siblings, Richard Cox, Joseph Cox, Margaret Schott, Maureen Hamilton, Mary Vest, Dorothy Schultz, Joanne Neuzil and Colleen Keith; and stepbrothers, Pierre and Clark Aldershof.
Please honor Emilie by enjoying a strawberry margarita, a bowl of your favorite ice cream or some extra lap time with your grandchild.