Virginia Cox died March 24, 2009

Virginia Cox, 93, of Blue Springs, MO died Tuesday, March 24, 2009 at St. Mary’s Manor in Blue Springs.

The daughter of Johnson and Rosa May (Dillinger) Campbell, she was born June 22, 1915 in Pollock, MO. On December 10, 1938 in Pollock, MO she married Clell Laverne Cox and he preceded her in death on December 24, 2002. Also preceding her were her parents, four brothers and two sisters.

Survivors include her two sons and daughters-in-law, Louis and Norma Cox of Joplin, MO and Creighton and Diane Cox of Jefferson, MO; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two great great-grandsons; one sister, Frances Helms of Milan, MO; a very close friend, Peggy Roderick; and several nieces and nephews.

Virginia and Clell lived in Milan until 1962 when they moved to Blue Springs. While in Milan Virginia worked as a receptionist for Dr. Magill and at Sullivan County Memorial Hospital. She also owned and operated a dress shop in Milan. Virginia was a huge fan of the Kansas City Royals, Kansas City Chiefs, and the Missouri Tigers. She was a past member of the Milan United Methodist Church and was a founding and present member of the St. Peter’s United Methodist Church in Blue Springs.

Funeral services will be held at 2 pm Friday, March 27, at St. Peters United Methodist Church in Blue Springs with visitation held one hour before. On Saturday, March 28 a service will be held at 11 am at the United Methodist Church in Milan, MO with visitation one hour before. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery in Milan under the direction of Schoene-Ruschmeier Funeral Home in Milan. Contributions are suggested to Odyssey Health Care Hospice, 800 E. 101st Terrace, Suite 150, Kansas City, MO 64131.