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Ruth L. Cox

Obituary for Ruth L. Cox

October 24, 1930 - January 25, 2017
Colora, Maryland | Age 86


Ruth L. Cox, 86, of Colora, MD, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 25, 2017. Born on October 24, 1930 in Abingdon, VA, she was the daughter of the late Frank H. and Eliza J. (Perdue) Whiteaker.

Ruth was a big fan of music and greatly enjoyed going to yard sales. She especially loved swinging on her porch and sweet treats. Ruth will be remembered for her neatness and cleanliness. She was a longtime member of the Church of the Nazarene in Colora, MD. Ruth was devoted to her family, especially her husband, and loved spending time with her sisters.

Ruth is survived by her sons: Charles Edward Cox and his companion, Tina Hensel, of Port Deposit, MD, and Michael Eugene Cox and his companion, Theresa Miller, of Colora, MD; grandson, Charles Evan Michael Cox and his wife Amanda, of Colora, MD; sisters: Marie Shires of Colora, MD, and Hazel Gartin of Mishawaka, IN; and brother, Paul Whiteaker of Abingdon, VA. In addition to her parents, Ruth is preceded in death by her husband, Charles Eugene Cox; one sister and six brothers.

Services honoring Ruth's life will be held at 1PM on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at Church of the Nazarene, 2626 Jacob Tome Memorial Highway, Colora, MD 21917, with a visitation beginning at 12PM. Burial will follow the service at West Nottingham Presbyterian Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contribution may be made payable to "Church of the Nazarene" and sent in care of R.T. Foard Funeral Home, P.A., PO Box 248, Rising Sun, MD 21911.

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