Martha Jane Cox
July 8, 1916 – December 26, 2019
Martha J. (Collins) Cox, 103 ½, a resident of Sycamore Glen passed away in her sleep on December 26, 2019.
She was born on July 8, 1916 in Miamisburg, Ohio to Velma “Tootie” Hetzel Pressel and Roy Collins. Mrs. Cox quit school at the beginning of her junior year to marry her childhood sweetheart, Arthur B. Cox. Many years later, she returned to school and she received her high school diploma. Mrs. Cox was the oldest living Miamisburg High School graduate, the oldest employee of Woody’s Supermarket and the oldest member of Parkview United Methodist Church. She was born during World War I. She spoke of the Great Depression, Prohibition and World War II. During World War II she was employed at Riggers in Miamisburg as a “Rosie the Riveter”. She and her husband were the former owners of Cox’s Market and Cox’s Car Wash. Mrs. Cox was a wonderful mother, who took pride in her children. She was a wonderful cook, seamstress and homemaker. Known to her great grandchildren as Grandma Cox on the hill. Her family enjoyed her homemade jellies and zucchini bread. She raised 4 children and 2 grandchildren.
Mrs. Cox is survived by her daughter’s, Janet Staats-Cecil and Cheryl Williams Stock and husband Rick Stock; daughter-in-law, Eva Mae McCray Cox; 8 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren and 9 great-great grandchildren; sister, Patricia Ray and husband Buck Ray; sister-in-law, Della Hoskins.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur B. Cox; her parents and step-father, John Pressel, Sr.; infant daughter, Janice Cox (identical twin to Janet); sons, Dale and Larry Cox; 2 grandchildren, Connie Sue Cox and William Lawrence Cox; brother and sister-in-law, John Pressel, Jr. and Helen Pressel; sons-in-law, Larry Staats, Charles Cecil and Ray Williams; daughter-in-law, Kathy Warrick Cox; grandsons-in-law, Wendell Kemper and William Welsh.
A private family service will be held, no visitation, at the convenience of the family with Pastor Tom Miller of Parkview United Methodist Church officiating. Services are entrusted to GEBHART-SCHMIDT-PARRAMORE Funeral Home, Miamisburg. The family would like to thank Sycamore Glen nurses, aides and staff for the excellent care that Mrs. Cox received. And also Doug Pelfrey and father for their visits. Serving as pallbearers will be grandsons, Marty Cox, Nick Conover, Sr., David Kemper, Grant Kemper, Nick Conover, Jr. and Levi Conover. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.gebhartschmidtparramore.com
- Private Family Service
Martha Jane Cox
January 1, 2020
Her recent roommate at Sycamore Glen, Rose Berryman and family send our condolences to Martha's family and friends. A loving family is the best legacy. With our sympathy, the Berryman family.
December 28, 2019
My biggest memory of Grandma Cox is being a kid and always wanting to spend the night at her house. I would always look forward to her spaghetti and getting to have Pepsi, then us going to the mall and she'd always take me to Kay Bee toys then afterwards we'd go to the park. She didn't have to do those things with me but she did. I'll never forget those days or memories. I just wish I came around more as I got older. Love you Grandma ❤️
December 28, 2019
I so remember the car wash on 6th street,my brothers,Eddie,and Dick might have worked there at one time or other,.We Mom -Winnie,Dad_Ed,just lived down the street from them at 525 sixth street,I am so glad I got to see Aunt Martha on her 100th birthday,sendings blessings to the family,.