Lois L. Cox

August 16, 1930 ‒ October 01, 2017

Bellville, Ohio

BELLVILLE: Lois L. Cox, 87, lifelong Bellville resident, passed away Sunday October 1, 2017 in OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital, following a brief illness.

The daughter of Clyde and Ruth (Watkins) Layfield, Lois was born August 16, 1930 in Clarksburg, West Virginia.  Early in life she moved to Bellville where she graduated from Bellville High School in 1947. On August 31, 1957 she married Kenneth Cox in the original Bellville Church of Christ.  For over 60 years, Lois was a faithful and active member the church.  Now named New Life Church of Christ, she graciously offered communion, helped build care packages, and assisted in cooking and preparing funeral dinners.

Lois retired from Gorman Rupp where she worked in many capacities, most notably in the accounting department. Active, Lois traveled often and usually on bus trips.  She was proud to volunteer for Bellville’s outreach program the BNOC.  She was a member of the Sunny South Ladies Club, Gorman Rupp Quarter Century Club, and Bellville’s Mother’s Club.

Loving others and expressing kindness came easy to Lois.  An encourager, she was thoughtful and patient.  She was an amazing mom and grandma, who unconditionally loved her family.

Lois is survived by her children Kevin (Kelly) Cox of Ringgold, Georgia, Cheryl (Bill) Frazier of Phoenix, Arizona, Brian (Karen) Cox of Paragould, Arkansas, and Curtis (Amy) Cox of Bellville; 16 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; siblings Thelma Sackman of Bellville, Keith Layfield of Bellville, and Clyde Layfield, Jr. of Wooster; as well as nieces, nephews, extended family and large circle of friends.

Along with her parents she was preceded in death by her loving husband Kenneth “Kenny” Cox and sister Norma Layfield.

The family will receive friends Thursday, October 5, 2017 from 2-4pm and 6-8pm in the Bellville Snyder Funeral Home.  Funeral services celebrating the life of Lois L. Cox will be held Friday, at 11 am in New Life Church of Christ.  Pastor Steve Kistler will officiate and burial will follow in Bellville Cemetery.

Memorial contributions to the BNOC (Bellville Neighborhood Outreach Center) may be made through the funeral home.

Online condolences to her family may be made by visiting:SnyderFuneralHomes.com

Legacy Touch fingerprint
PIN number for Lois:
Place an order by visiting

  • I would just like to express my sympathy in the loss of Lois She was a very nice lady and she will be missed.

  • I am so saddened to hear of the passing of Lois. All of your family have my deepest sympathy. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. Lois was a sweet gentle lady.

  • Lois was a sweet woman and always had a friendly smile. Our mother’s club members with Ohio Child Conservation League (OCCL) will keep you all in our prayers.

  • Curtis & family, I meet your mother at one of our OCCL (Mother’s Club) conferences. She was so pleasant & friendly. So sorry for your loss. You all will be in our prayers!

  • Curtis and families, Your mom will be greatly missed. May all your memories give you peace. Love and prayers, Al and Shirley

  • My deepest sympathy to the Cox family. I remember Lois from growing up in The Bellville Church of Christ. She was always so kind. Praying for comfort for you all during this sad time.

  • So so sorry for your loss. She had such a beautiful smile and kind spirit. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • So sorry to hear of Lois’s passing she worked with my husband Jim Hope at Gorman Rupp Condolences to all her family

  • Curt, Amy, and Brian,
    May God hold you in the palm of his hand through your loss. Your Mom was such a caring and giving lady, she always had a smile for everyone. She will be greatly missed. Your in our thoughts and prayer.
    Scott & Laura ( Oswalt) Shutt

  • Thoughts and prayers from your classmates Kevin. Our hearts are with you and your family in the loss of your mother.
    Clear Fork class of 1977

  • Deepest sympathies for all of the Cox family. Lois was the sweetest women I have ever had the pleasure of knowing.
    Patricia Forte Griner and family

  • God bless and comfort you Brian, Karen and family. One of the greatest gifts a mother can have is to be proud of their children. Brian, take comfort knowing that you gave her the opportunity to enjoy that gift. Now she will be busy doing what Moms do! Getting ready for the day her children will enter in the doors of heaven and sit with her again.

  • I always visited Lois when I could. She was not my grandmother by blood, but she remembered me like I was one of her grand children. For Christmas, she always included me in the holiday cards she sent every year. I will miss her dearly.