Edna L. Cox, 91

Edna L. Cox, 91, of rural Wabash, died at  3 a.m., Tuesday, June  21, 2016, at her home. 

She was born April 1, 1925, in Wabash County to Clarence and Ramona (Forrester) Howell.

Edna was a 1943 graduate of LaFontaine High School.  She married David W.F. Cox at the Lagro United Methodist Church on April  25, 1943.  She worked at area nursing homes for 21 years, and was a farmer's wife. 

Edna was a member of the Pasadena United Methodist Church in St. Petersburg, Fla.  She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star No.90, and a past member of the Rebekah Lodge.  She enjoyed gardening, mowing her lawn, growing flowers, being outdoors, and especially liked her cat "Tippy".   

She is survived by her husband, David W.F. Cox of Wabash; three nephews, Richard Kendall of Urbana, John Howell of LaFontaine, and Larry Howell of Charlotte, N.C. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, brother Thurl Howell, sister Esther Kendall, and her niece T. J. Downing.

Funeral services will be 11 Saturday, June  25, 2016, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Avenue, Wabash.  Entombment will be in Chapel of Remembrance Mausoleum at Memorial Lawns Cemetery, Wabash.  Friends may call one hour prior to the service Saturday at the funeral home.

Preferred memorial is Wabash Order of the Eastern Star.

The memorial guest book for Edna may be signed at


Posted on 2016 Jun 21