May 18, 1938 – March 25, 2020
Wanda Syrene Cox was born in Middletown, Ohio on May 18th, 1938. She went home to be with her Lord in the early morning of March 25th, 2020. She was surrounded by her loving family. Waiting to greet her in heaven was her cherished grandfather, Samuel Francis King, her parents Roger and Chris Stewart, two brothers Jim and Roger Stewart, a sister Joan Lemmons and Paul Cox, with whom she shared a long, loving marriage. Wanda was a member of Middletown High School class of 1956. She attended business college before starting a career with the Green and Ladd stock brokerage firm whose offices were located in the Manchester Inn. She left the firm to become a devoted stay-at-home mother to her three daughters, Chrissie (Jeff) Blevins, Debbie (Steve) Zornes, and Cheryl (Sean) Smiddy, all of whom survive her. After raising her girls, she worked for many years at Kroger. She is also survived by her eight grandchildren Justin (Sarah) Blevins, Jenna (Matt) Hetzler, Macie and Madison Blevins, Scott and Stephanie Zornes, Tyler and Carrie Smiddy, four great-grandchildren Adalyn Blevins, Shelby and Brady Lucas, and Cooper Hetzler. She is also survived by her baby sister Tonya (Tom) Weaver whom she helped raise and claimed as her very own. Though limited service due to shelter in place laws, if a funeral were able to be held, she was loved by so many people that one building would not have been able to contain them.
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April 3, 2020
I had the honor of being Wanda's home care nurse. On my first visit with her, she was at home and we sat out on her front porch. She told me how to loved to sit on her porch. I left that day knowing I wanted to know more of this sweet person with a radiant smile!!
In every visit, she met me with a smile and a hug. She spoke of the love she had for her girls and family. Oh, how she loved her family!! She told me so many times how good her family also was to her. I was able to witness the love her girls had for her week after week when I would visit her .
Oh, how she will be missed!! She was one a kind awesome lady with a soft voice, radiant smile and a heart to do good.
March 30, 2020
My memories of Wanda Cox were of happiness and kindness to all people. Her smile was as bright as the sun. Now she will go home to the Lord pain free.
Maria Jenee Lemmons
March 29, 2020
Dear Aunt Wanda,
I didn’t get to say goodbye
the way I wanted to-
perhaps it was God’s plan for me
to just cherish my memories of you.
I remember when I was a little girl
you took me to Sunday School-
you taught me about Jesus
and about the golden rule.
I remember how you wiped my tears
when God called mom and dad-
and how you said to focus
on the memories that we had.
Now that you have joined
our loved ones in the sky-
I’m the one who now is wiping
the tears within my eyes.
But I will remember what you said to do
for I am truly sad-
I will focus on the special memories
that you and I both had.
I love you Aunt Wanda,
Written with love by your niece- Jenee
March 28, 2020
I worked with Wanda at Kroger for 10 years. She was a hard worker and a good woman and friend. She treated everyone good and never went without a smile on her face.
I loved her very much.
She treated me as family.
God has a special angel with him. She was a God loving woman.
My condolences to the entire family.
March 27, 2020
Aunt Wanda, you will be forever missed. No one will ever fill your perfectly coordinated, little shoes. To be around you meant feeling loved whole heartily. Blessed to have had you in my life and for my girls to have gotten to feel that same love from you. When I was with you I laughed and smiled till my cheeks hurt and when I remember you I know I will do the same. Love you always!
March 27, 2020
All I can do is smile when I think of Wanda. She was such a beautiful lady inside and out. Rest in peace.
March 26, 2020
Remembering Wanda and what a loving, caring person she was. She loved and cared for her family and I am so thankful she made my two grandchildren a part of her loving family. She was more than someone that took care of them. She was their Mamaw Wanda. She was always smiling and happy.
March 26, 2020
I remember the countless trips Mamaw would take during the summer to walk my sister and I to the local pool everyday. Made me love swimming and I enjoyed every minute of those summers.