Monday, June 4, 2012

Edna Francis (Nicks) Cox 1920-2004

Edna Francis Cox was born June 3, 1920 at Hanna, Missouri in Pulaski County. She was one of five children born to the union of the late Bryan and Edith Imo (Hendrix) Nicks.

Edna grew up in the Hanna area and attended the Fairview school. At an early age, Edna gave her life to the Lord Jesus Christ. She was a long time member of the Westside Baptist Church in Waynesville.

On September 24, 1940, at Buffalo, Missouri, Edna married Lyle Grant Cox. Edna and Lyle were blessed with three children, Ernest Grant, Lanny Curtis and Pamela Sue, and shared nearly 40 years of marriage together. Lyle preceded her in death on April 24, 1980.

Edna enjoyed sewing and attending gospel music concerts. She also loved the outdoors, especially gardening, fishing and going to the family farm. Edna dedicated her life to the love and care of her family. She was a devoted and loving wife, mother and grandmother whose greatest joy was spending time with her family and friends.

Edna departed this life the afternoon of August 11, 2004 at the Life Care Center of Waynesville, Missouri, at the age of 84 years, 2 months and 8 days. The family would like to extend their deepest appreciation to the caregivers at the Life Care Center.

She will be very sadly missed by her sons: Grant Cox and his wife, Linda, and Curt Cox, and one daughter: Pamela (Cox) Clark and her husband, Alan all of Waynesville. She also leaves two brothers: Everett "Bill" Nicks of Waynesville and Charles Nicks of St. Robert; three grandchildren: Lori Belshe and her husband, Tim, Jason Cox and Lyle Cox; one great granddaughter: Allie Kay Belshe along with a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents and her husband, Edna also joins in heaven two sisters: Evelyn (Sally) Davenport and Nettie Florence Roam.

Funeral services were held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, August 14, 2004 in the Westside Baptist Church with Rev. John Shaw and Rev. Lindell Shelden officiating. The Lester family sang "What A Day That Will Be", a medley of "If We Never Meet Again" "I'll Meet You In the Morning" and "I Won�t Have to Worry Anymore". Pianist Mary Lou Long played the prelude and postlude and accompanied the congregation as they sang "Victory In Jesus". Serving as escorts were Larry Brotherton, Don Clark, Dwight Hensley, Charles Hill, Jerry Laughlin, Layne Lercher, Robert Littlejohn, Joe Miller, Butch O'Reilly, Charles Pointer, Don Sanders and Eugene Wyatt.

Burial followed in the Waynesville Memorial Park Cemetery. Services were under the direction of Waynesville Memorial Chapel.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Westside Baptist Church Building Fund and may be left at the funeral home.

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