Funeral services for Mildred Cox will be 2 PM Sunday, July 22, 2012 at the Mullinax Funeral Home in Drexel (816) 657-4400 with Pastor Steve Bartholomew officiating. Visitation Saturday evening, 6-8 PM at the funeral home. Burial in Sharon Cemetery, Drexel. Contributions, Drexel FFA.
Mildred Elizabeth Cox, 97 of Drexel, Missouri, went home to be with the Lord July 16, 2012, at Adrian Manor, Adrian, Missouri. Mildred was born January 28, 1915, on a farm east of Trimble, Missouri, the daughter of Robert and Lida (Marsh) Lizar. She attended a country school until 8th grade.
Mildred married Woodrow J. Cox on February 11, 1935, in Liberty, Missouri. They lived in Schell City, Missouri, and later moved to the Drexel area. To this union twin daughters, Sharon and Shirley, were born.
Mildred accepted Christ at a young age and was a member of the Trimble Baptist Church, Trimble, Missouri. She was an active PTA member and was a community 4-H leader for many years. Mildred enjoyed working with the young children. She also loved working by her husband’s side in the field for many years before they retired and moved to their new home. They enjoyed spending time with all their friends attending all Senior Citizens dances and group gathering. They also enjoyed having friends over to play cards in the evening hours.
Mildred was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Woodrow; sisters, Eva Powell and Iva Zemmes; brother, Raymond Lizar; step-sister, Juanita Stubbs; and two granddaughters, Linda Kay Beckman and Carrie Elizabeth Beckman.
She is survived by her daughters, Sharon Beckman, Drexel, Missouri, Shirley Hazen and husband Ed, Raymore, Missouri; grandchildren, Jeff Johnston and wife Becky, Robin Bartholomew and husband Darin, Matt Galvin and wife Rachel, and Danny Galvin; and ten great-grandchildren. She is also survived by a sister; Roberta Gates, Craig, Missouri; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.