Lois L. Cox
August 16, 1930 ‒ October 01, 2017
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
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