Edith Jane (Tucker) Cox
Edith Jane (Tucker) Cox, age 92, of Kansas City, MO, passed away Friday evening, June 29, 2018, at Primrose Retirement Community in Kansas City.
Edith Jane was born March 25, 1926, in Cowgill, to Lorenzo and Lucille (Linville) Tucker, and she lived near Cowgill for most of her life. She married Thurman Cox on April 30, 1947, and together they raised three children while enjoying farm life.
Though Edith Jane never held employment outside the home, she actively supported farm life, and was active in a variety of community and church activities. She was a fifth-generation Methodist, and lived a faith that demonstrated compassion, care, and understanding. She was active in women’s activities, and served in a number of leadership responsibilities, including church treasurer.
Widowed at the age of 50, Edith Jane continued to manage the family farm until she was 75. She then moved to Excelsior Springs, and quickly became involved in church life there. In 2015, she moved to the Primrose Retirement Community, and remained there until her passing.
Edith Jane is succeeded by her children Pamela Buck and husband the Rev. Charles Buck, Terry Cox and wife Barbara (Donakey), and the Rev. Stephen Cox and wife Linda (Jenkins). In addition, she leaves grandchildren, Sherilyn Borders (Chad), Chris Buck (Robyn), Mike Buck (Jennie), Jeff Cox, Tim Cox, Jenny Cox, Stephanie Marker (Andrew), and Mark Cox (Jen), along with 12 great-grandchildren.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 3, at the First United Methodist Church in Excelsior Springs. The family will receive friends one-hour prior to the service at the church. Friends may call at the funeral home after 10:00 a.m. on Monday. Graveside services will commence at 2:00 p.m. at the Cowgill Cemetery southeast of Cowgill. Memorial contributions are suggested to the United Methodist Churches in Excelsior Springs or Cowgill or the Cowgill Cemetery Association in care of Stith Family Funeral Home, P.O. Box , Polo, MO 64671.
Arrangements are under the direction of Stith Family Funeral Home in Polo. An online guestbook may be accessed at www.stithfamilyfunerals.com.