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Lela A Ward Cox

Female 1903 - 1997  (94 years)


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  • Name Lela A Ward Cox 
    Born 17 Sep 1903  Delia, Jackson County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 16 Dec 1997  Rossville, Shawnee County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Delia Cemetery, Delia, Jackson County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I3070  Rossville
    Last Modified 26 Apr 2017 

    Father Artie Ward 
    Mother Georgiana Morrow Ward 
    Family ID F1483  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Russell W Cox,   b. 14 Dec 1898, Mayetta, Jackson County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Mar 1976, Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 17 Dec 1924  Holton, Jackson County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Robert E Cox,   b. 1 Nov 1929
    +2. Phyllis Cox Lundin,   d. 1961
     3. Marjorie Cox Houck
     4. Carol Cox Uhler Peterson
    Documents
    Anniversary- Cox, Russell and Lela
    Anniversary- Cox, Russell and Lela
    Mr. & Mrs. Cox
    Will Celebrate
    Anniversary
    Mr. and Mrs. Russell W. Cox will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary, Sunday, December 22, with a reception in the Kansas National Guard Armory at Holton.

    Hosts for the reception will be their children: Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Cox, Rossville; Mr. and Mrs. John E. Houck, Galt, Calif., and Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Uhler, Osage City.

    Friends and relatives are invited to call between 2:00 and 4:00 p.m. The couple requests that no gifts be presented.

    Mr. and Mrs. Cox were married December 17, 1924 in Holton and have lived in the Emmett, Delia and Mayetta communities during their married life.

    They have 11 grandchildren
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2017 08:50:02 
    Family ID F1484  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 17 Dec 1924 - Holton, Jackson County, Kansas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Delia Cemetery, Delia, Jackson County, Kansas Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Obituary- Cox, Lela 1
    Obituary- Cox, Lela 1
    Lela A. Cox
    ROSSVILLE — Lela A. Cox, 94, Ross¬ville, died Tuesday, Dec. 16, 1997, at a Rossville nursing home.
    She was born Sept. 17, 1903, at Delia, the daughter of Artie J. and Georgians Morrow Ward. She was raised in Delia and was graduated from Delia High School in 1922. She had lived in Mayetta, Denison and Rossville.
    Mrs. Cox was a member of Delia Pres¬byterian Church and she was active in the Rossville Senior Citizens Group for sever¬al years.
    She married Russell Cox on Dec. 17, 1924. He died in 1976. Mrs. Cox also was preceded in death by a daughter, Phyllis Lundin.
    Survivors include two daughters, Marjor¬ie Houck, Galt, Calif., and Carol Peterson, Mansfield, Texas; a son, Robert E. Cox, Maple Hill; a sister, Irene Salisbury, Law¬rence; two brothers, Artie Ward, Buffalo, and Dale Ward, Las Vegas, Nev.; 11 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.
    Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Piper-Verschelden Funeral Home in St. Marys. Burial will be at the Delia Ceme-tery. Mrs. Cox will lie in state after 2 p.m. today at the funeral home, where relatives and friends will meet from 7 to 8 p.m.
    Memorial contributions may be made to the Delia Presbyterian Church and sent in care of the funeral home.
    Obituary- Cox, Lela 2
    Obituary- Cox, Lela 2
    Page 2 St. Marys Star December 23, 1997
    Obituaries
    Lela A. Cox
    Lela A. Cox, 94, Rossville, died Tuesday, December 16, 1997, at the Rossville Valley Manor.
    She was born September 17, 1903, in Delia, the daughter of Artie J. and Georgiana Morrow Ward She had lived in Delia, Mayetta, Denison and Rossville com¬munities most of her life.
    Mrs. Cox grew up in the Delia community and was graduated from Delia High School in 1922. She was a member of the Delia Presbyterian Church, and was ac¬tive in the Rossville Senior Citi¬zens group for several years.
    She was married to Russell Cox December 17, 1924. He died in 1976. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Phyllis Lundin.
    Surviving her are two daugh¬ters, Marjorie Houck, Galt, Calif, and Carol Peterson, Mansfield, Tex.; one son, Robert E. Cox, Maple Hill; one sister, Irene Salisbury, Lawrence; two brothers, Artie Ward, Buffalo, and Dale Ward Las Vegas, Nev.; 11 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.
    Relatives and friends met from 7 until 8 Thursday evening at Pip¬er-Verschelden Funeral Home. Her service was at 10:30 Friday at the funeral home. Burial was in the Delia Cemetery.
    Memorial contributions may be made to the Delia Presbyterian Church and sent in care of the fu¬neral home.
    Birthday- Cox, Lela
    Birthday- Cox, Lela
    Lela Cox Celebrates 90th Birthday

    Lela Cox will be 90 years old on Friday, September 17.

    A birthday card shower is being planned. Send cards to: Lela Cox, Rolling Hills Health and Care Center, Room 115B, 2400 SW Urish Road, Topeka, 66614.