Ruth Cox, 99

Ruth N. Cox, 99, a resident of Lake Township in Allen County and widow of Lawrence V. Cox, passed away at 11 a.m. on Sunday, May 13, 2012, at the Hamilton House in Fort Wayne where she had resided for the past two years.Mrs. Cox was born on Nov. 5, 1912, in Kosciusko County, a daughter of Amiel N. and Lula Mae (Nichols) Green. She spent her formative years in Eel River Township, and graduated from Huntertown High School in 1931. On Sept. 1, 1931, she was married to Lawrence V. Cox, and had moved to her home in Lake Township in 1943 from Cromwell. She had been employed as a nurses aid at the Parnell Park Nursing Home in Fort Wayne for several years, and also worked at Delta Stockyards in Fort Wayne. Active in the Allen County Farm Bureau, she served as a 4-H leader for 25 years, and had served on the election board in Arcola. She was a member of the Lake Chapel United Methodist Church, and the Friendship Home Economics Club.Mr. Cox preceded her in death on Oct. 4, 1985. The surviving relatives include her daughters Marlene (Ken) Kurtz and Donna (David) Middleton, both of rural Fort Wayne; seven grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, two step great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a sister Florence Blessing; three brothers Charles Green, Chester Green, and Howard “Jim” Green; and by a great-granddaughter Miranda Rose Kurtz.Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday at the Sheets & Childs Funeral Home in Churubusco with Rev. Marilyn Dunten, pastor of Lake Chapel United Methodist Church, officiating.The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m., or one hour prior to the service.Interment will be in the Eel River Cemetery, Allen County.For those who wish, memorials may be directed to Lake Chapel United Methodist Church.To leave an online condolence for the family in Mrs. Cox’s memory, log on to