Obituary: Ethel Cozad


A funeral service for Ethel W. Cozad, 101, of Davenport, was held at noon on Friday, July 12, in the Runge Mortuary Chapel, Davenport. Visitation was one hour prior to the service on Friday at the mortuary. Burial was in Davenport Memorial Park.

Mrs. Cozad died Tuesday, July 9, 2019, at Silver Crest, Davenport.

Ethel Patsch was born May 23, 1918, in Davenport, the daughter of Walter and Ethel (Bankson) Patsch.

She married James Cozad Sr. They later divorced.

Her hobbies were baking, bird watching, gardening, watching baseball, and playing tennis.

Survivors include her daughter, Ann (Stan) Simpson, Davenport; a daughter-in-law, Carolyn Cozad, Colona, Ill.; her grandchildren Jim (Melissa) Cozad III, Melissa (Joe) Martinez, Scott (Katie) Simpson, and Jeff Simpson; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Jim Cozad Jr.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or to Genesis Hospice.

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