Mildred Cox

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.

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5 thoughts on “Mildred Cox

  1. sharon/Shirley:
    Our deepest sympathy is extended to you during this time. Am so sorry hearing of Mildred’s passing.

  2. The staff here at Heartland Hospice wants to pass on their heart felt condolences and would like for you to know that we will be thinking of you over the next few days and weeks to come. We are here for you should you need any encouragement. Thank you for allowing us into your lives and giving us the privilege to get to know Mildred. God Bless.

  3. We were proud to call your Mother a friend. She was a very special lady who enjoyed life and her family more than anything. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Jimmie Dan & Caroline

  4. My condolences to Sharon and Shirley on the passing of your mother, and to the rest of her family. I know you’ll miss her very much. My thoughts and prayers go out to you all. May God ease your hearts during this sad time.

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