Ruth Joann Roop Cox

April 03, 1940 ‒ November 19, 2018

Delaware, Ohio

Ruth Joann Roop Cox passed away on Monday, November 19, 2018 at her home in Delaware, Ohio.  Born to the late Jacob Roop and the late Dorothy Weakley Roop on April 3, 1940 in Rockbridge, Ohio, Ruth was a glass maker by trade.

In addition to her parents, Ruth is preceded in death by: her son, Tony Shaffer, her sister, Sharon Hummel, and several brothers: Harold Roop, Tom Lescalleet, and Tim Lescalleet.

Ruth Cox is survived by: her daughter, Cindy (Tony) Bringardner, of Delaware, her sons Larry Shaffer, Rick Shaffer, both of Columbus, her son Bill (Mary) Cox, of London, Ohio, 10 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, and 1 great great grandchild, Jimmie Newton, her sisters, Sue (Carl) Hartman, Becky Dennis, of Cambridge, her brother Bob (Janice) Lescalleet, of Lewis Center, and many nieces and nephews.

A tree planting in Ruth’s memory will be celebrated on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27, 2019 at Cindy and Tony Bringardner’s home at 3360 Braumiller Rd. Delaware, OH at 2:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests that donations be made to Heartland Hospice Care of Marion, OH : 685 Delaware Ave #300, Marion, OH 43302.

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  • Joann will be deeply missed. She was a woman who loved to joke and laugh, making us all feel very special. She loved the kids and hearing what they were involved in. The Baileys loved her dearly!

  • My sister was always there for me growing up as was all my sisters and brothers. She was there for me during my troubled youth and stood by me and helped me whenever she could. She was a loving person and would be there and support you no matter what. I know she loved her family very much and was always happy to see them. I love my sister and know she is free of her pain and happy now and will miss her but know I will see her again. I love you sis and always will.