Inez Ione Cozad, 66, Clear Lake, formerly of Bedford, Iowa, died Friday, July 26, at the Oakwood Care Center in Clear Lake.
A celebration of Inez’s life will be held at a later date.
Inez Ione Cozad was born on May 20, 1947 in Hancock, Iowa, the daughter of Archie Leland and Florence Ida (Snyder) Mattly. Inez attended school in Clarinda, Iowa, graduating from Clarinda High School. She also
graduated from the school of cosmetology in Council Bluffs, Iowa. She was united in marriage to Richard Cozad in 1972, and to this marriage two children were born, Richie and Corbie Ann Cozad. Richard preceded her in death. The family resided in Bedford where she worked as a cosmetologist until 1989, when she became an EMT in Bedford. She continued in this profession at Mercy Hospital in Corning, Iowa, until 2005, when she had to retire due to ill health.
Inez enjoyed painting pictures, being a Cub Scout and Girl Scout leader, knitting and crocheting.
Left to cherish her memory are her children, Richie Cozad of Des Moines, and Corbie Ann Cozad and fiancé, Joe Kloster, of Clear Lake; her brothers, Leroy (Lorena) Mattly of Endicott, Wash., Dewey (Judy) Mattly of Loveland, Colo., and Bob (Nancy) Mattly of Omaha, Neb.; her sisters, Donna Cole of Macedonia, Iowa, and Marylou (Kenny) Gibbins of Shirley, Ark.; several nieces, nephews, as well as other relatives and friends.
Inez was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and a nephew, Adam Gibbons.
Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, Clear Lake, was in charge of arrangements.