OBITUARY

Viola Belle Cox

May 1, 1937November 1, 2018
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Viola Belle Cox, 81, Raymore, Missouri passed away November 1, 2018. Vi was born on May 1, 1937 to Richard Doyle and Audrey Belle Hamilton in Horton, Ks. She spent most of her life and career in Kansas City, Kansas. She married Herman (Butch) Bryant Cox on June 22, 1963. They enjoyed a wonderful life together until Butch’s passing in 2005. Together they had three sons, David, Ron and Brian Michael (who passed in childbirth).

Vi was a teacher at Christ the King school teaching 7th and 8th grade classes, even to a nephew and niece. She moved on from there to run a Woodhaven day care in Turner for many years. After this she went to work at the EMC Center in downtown KCK where she eventually retired.

Retirement took her and Butch to Lake of Ozarks for the next 10 years where she continued to work occasionally as a substitute teacher. The journey then took them to Weslaco, Tx where they enjoyed the winter months, especially with her sister Sue and her husband Arvil. This worked well until Butch passed and Vi decided she wanted to move back to the KC area to be closer to her family. She went on to live with her son David and his wife Tanya in Raymore until her passing. Her 2nd son Ron and his wife Ann live outside of Wichita.

Vi enjoyed having her grandson Josh spend summers with them at “The Lake”. She adored her time with children, especially the babies. Her later in life granddaughter Carolynn provided her with years of enjoyment there with great-grandchildren Rylan, Colton and Samuel.

Vi loved her KU Basketball. You knew if the game was playing, she was watching and basically on do not disturb. She was an avid volleyball player for years. She and several of her sisters and friends played in a league out of Kensington Park. She played softball, tennis and was always ready for the pickup games at the huge family reunions. There were 16 brothers and sisters and with all the nieces and nephews there was always plenty of family around.

Vi is survived by Mike, Sue, Donna, Lucy and Nancy. She was preceded in death by her parents Richard and Audrey; brothers Earl, Bob, Ray, Roy, Charles and Larry ; and sisters, Mary, Maggie, Ollie and Shirley.

Services

  • Memorial Service Tuesday, November 6, 2018
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Lucy Brookshire

November 5, 2018

Vi was a sister that everyone wish they had for a sister. She was always smiling and fun to be with.
We loved to go shopping and out to lunch. You could always count on her to be there when needed. Vi loved her family and enjoyed being with them.
I know when she reached the Golden Gates in the sky her family were there with open arms. Bye till we meet again.

Linda Giles

November 5, 2018

There was never a time you weren’t in my life, Aunt Vi. Fifty-seven years, 9 months and 13 days to be exact. We weren’t related by blood; instead, we were tethered by a very deep love for each other and our families. I’ve got so many great memories of our times together that will continue to be cherished favorites. While I will miss you “here”, I believe you’re still with me in a much different way to watch over us when we need it most. Without a doubt, you were welcomed into Heaven with a reunion celebration more special that we can even imagine. To Dave, Ron, Ann & Tanya, I love you all and thank you for being the best sons and daughters-in-law that she could have ever asked for. Aunt Vi was generously loved, cared for, made comfortable, taken on trips, and never wanted for a thing in her last decade of life thanks to you. Not everyone gives so selflessly to their loved ones but knowing your family, you would have done nothing less.

Linda Hohman

November 4, 2018

I would like to express my sincere sympathy to all the family. You will be in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

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Biography

Viola Belle Cox, 81, Raymore, Missouri passed away November 1, 2018. Vi was born on May 1, 1937 to Richard Doyle and Audrey Belle Hamilton in Horton, Ks. She spent most of her life and career in Kansas City, Kansas. She married Herman (Butch) Bryant Cox on June 22, 1963. They enjoyed a wonderful life together until Butch’s passing in 2005. Together they had three sons, David, Ron and Brian Michael (who passed in childbirth).

Vi was a teacher at Christ the King school teaching 7th and 8th grade classes, even to a nephew and niece. She moved on from there to run a Woodhaven day care in Turner for many years. After this she went to work at the EMC Center in downtown KCK where she eventually retired.

Retirement took her and Butch to Lake of Ozarks for the next 10 years where she continued to work occasionally as a substitute teacher. The journey then took them to Weslaco, Tx where they enjoyed the winter months, especially with her sister Sue and her husband Arvil. This worked well until Butch passed and Vi decided she wanted to move back to the KC area to be closer to her family. She went on to live with her son David and his wife Tanya in Raymore until her passing. Her 2nd son Ron and his wife Ann live outside of Wichita.

Vi enjoyed having her grandson Josh spend summers with them at “The Lake”. She adored her time with children, especially the babies. Her later in life granddaughter Carolynn provided her with years of enjoyment there with great-grandchildren Rylan, Colton and Samuel.

Vi loved her KU Basketball. You knew if the game was playing, she was watching and basically on do not disturb. She was an avid volleyball player for years. She and several of her sisters and friends played in a league out of Kensington Park. She played softball, tennis and was always ready for the pickup games at the huge family reunions. There were 16 brothers and sisters and with all the nieces and nephews there was always plenty of family around.

Vi is survived by Mike, Sue, Donna, Lucy and Nancy. She was preceded in death by her parents Richard and Audrey; brothers Earl, Bob, Ray, Roy, Charles and Larry ; and sisters, Mary, Maggie, Ollie and Shirley.