Lasetta Sue Cox
February 12, 1942 – May 11, 2018
Lasetta Sue Cox (Rose-Bratsch), 76, of Cisne, Illinois passed from this life on May 11, 2018 at the Aperion Care nursing home in Fairfield, IL. She was born on February 12, 1942, the daughter of Wendell and Frances (Voigt) Rose of Parkersburg, Illinois. Sue grew up on her family’s Parkersburg farm. Her first marriage in 1959 was to John Bratsch (Walter, Minnie Belle) of West Salem, Illinois. She was a loving wife, mother of three boys, home maker and an active member of the West Salem Moravian Church. Later in life she returned to school to study nursing through the continuing education program at Illinois Eastern Community Colleges in Fairfield. In 1977 she graduated from the LPN program and a year later received her RN certification. As a registered nurse, Sue worked many years in various nursing homes in SE Illinois and also in Indianapolis, Indiana. In 1995 she married Glen Cox of Dallas, Texas, and retired to Henderson, North Carolina. Sue later moved to Cisne, where Glen passed away in 2003. Sue will be missed greatly and always remembered for the love and care she had for her children and grandchildren, parents, brothers and sisters and nieces and nephews. She was quick to laugh and find humor in situations. She had a passion for nursing and helping others and was an advocate for making nursing home life better for residents. After retiring, she studied natural remedies and nutrition and shared her knowledge and advice with all who would listen. She had a gift for numbers and financial investing, loved her pug dogs and enjoyed flower gardening and a good cup of coffee. Her greatest joy was spending time with family; especially with her three grandchildren. Sue is survived by her sons and grandchildren: Tony Bratsch (Susie) and granddaughter Rachel of Spirit Lake, Idaho; John W. Bratsch of Cisne; and Curtis Bratsch (Tonya) and grandchildren Brenden and Callie of St. Charles, Missouri. Surviving brothers and sisters: Phillip (Donna) Rose, Parkersburg; John Rose, Nacogdoches, Texas; Peggy Clark, North Fort Meyers, Florida; and Sherry Rose, Indianapolis, Indiana. She is survived also by multiple generations of nieces and nephews from the Rose and Bratsch families. A graveside service will be held at the Moravian Cemetery in West Salem on Friday, May 18 at 11 a.m. All are welcome to attend.
Memorials may be made to a homeless shelter/mission of the donor’s choice, or funds may be directed to the family (Curt Bratsch) and they will appropriate them to a shelter.
Ingram Funeral Home of West Salem is honored to be entrusted with the arrangements.
Online condolences and fond memories may be shared with the family at www.ingramfh.net.
- Graveside Service Friday, May 18, 2018