Betty Cox

January 17, 2016

Betty Cox 89, of Frankfort, died at 4:55 p.m. Sunday, January 17, 2016 at her home.  Born March 4, 1926 in Frankfort, IN to Guy & Bertha (Stewart) Pletch.  She married Walter E. Cox on June 12, 1946 and he preceded her in death on June 28, 1996.  Betty was a graduate of Jackson Township Schools and was a lifelong Frankfort resident. She worked at Ellis Jewelry for 25 years. Betty was a member of the First Christian Church and a founding member of Home Study Club. She enjoyed reading, bowling and playing euchre.

Visitation and Services

Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Friday, January 22, 2016 at Goodwin Funeral Home. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, January 23rd at the funeral home. Pastor Pam Ditson-McCall will officiate. Burial will be in Green Lawn Memorial Park. Memorial donations may be made to the Clinton County Boys and Girls Club.

Survived by:

2 Daughters: Carla (Jim) Vahle of Naperville, IL, Deena (Rick) Mann of Columbus, IN, 1 Son: Greg (Debbie) Cox of Mooresville, IN, Sister: Pauline Cragun of rural Frankfort, Friend: Chuck Galpin of Frankfort, 6 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

Preceded by:

her parents, husband and a brother, Ernst Pletch.


Leave your Condolences

17 Condolences for “Betty Cox”

  1. Charles and Sue Fink January 19, 2016 at 12:39 pm

    Betty was such a beautiful lady who became a friend while we attended First Christian church. We live in Florida now but our prayers were always for her. She and I shared the same eye doctor and both had cornea transplants….REALLY enjoyed talking with her. She often talked about her wonderful family, so we send our condolence to all her wonderful family members.
    Sue and Charlie Fink

  2. Lois Wright January 19, 2016 at 2:38 pm

    Deena so sorry for your loss, prayers for you and your family.

  3. Donna Bitner Denton January 19, 2016 at 5:23 pm

    Carla, Deena, & Greg,
    I am so sorry for the loss of your mom. Betty was a great woman! Loved to have sleep overs with Carla because she always had great things for us and treated me so kind. She will be missed by many.
    My love and thoughts are with you girlfriend. Sorry I can not be there for you.
    Donna Bitner Denton

  4. Jan kersey January 19, 2016 at 5:23 pm

    So sorry to hear of our neighbor and friend. We know the past several months have been a struggle. What wonderful family Betty has that have stepped up to the plate to help out. Chuck has been such a faithful friend and by her side. Betty will be missed. The Kersey’s

  5. Rick and Kelly Shelton January 19, 2016 at 8:58 pm

    Deena & Family,
    Thinking of you during this time of loss.
    May the peace of God that passes all understanding sustain you all.

  6. Jackie Cox Neat January 20, 2016 at 8:13 am

    My parents, Mary and Ray Cox, ( no relation) were long time friends of Betty and Walt both in Frankfort and in Florida. Often heard stories of their get-together’s which were so memorable. My thoughts are with you at this difficult time. Betty touched so many lives in a positive way – job well done.

  7. Keith Gephart/Polly Davids January 20, 2016 at 9:01 am

    We are so sorry to hear of Betty’s passing, such a sweet and spirited lady she was and will be remembered as such. Bestowing God’s blessings on her family and friends, good memories and such a bright smile will be in heaven among the angels. Chuck, you sir, brightened her life in so many ways these past years, that can never be taken away, bless you.

  8. Virginia and Vernon Austermiller January 20, 2016 at 9:04 am

    Greg and Debbie, so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and your family. Virginia and Vernon Austermiller

  9. Kathy Laird January 20, 2016 at 10:15 am

    I am so sorry about the passing of Betty. She was such a beautiful soul. My daughter Mary and I enjoyed being in Home Study Club with her. She will be missed. Prayers for your family, Kathy & Mary Laird

  10. John Milholland January 20, 2016 at 10:59 am

    Connie and I are saddened by the passing of Betty Cox our good friend and wonderful neighbor. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and her faithful friend, Chuck. May God bless you and be with you during this time of sorrow. We are in Florida now, but we will be thinking of you.

  11. Connie Blacker January 20, 2016 at 11:57 am

    I worked with Betty at Ellis’ several years ago. She was always so sweet and kind to me. Being a young mother and farm wife she was always supportive of me having to work. Betty worked to teach me the “Jewelry” business without an unkind word even when I didn’t always remember how to do something. My condolences to her family which she always spoke of so lovingly.

  12. Bob & Janie Shurr January 20, 2016 at 4:13 pm

    We are praying for your family. Betty was a lovely lady and friend.

    Catherine Watson Coy & family

  13. Rosemary Simmons January 20, 2016 at 10:52 pm

    Deena & family,
    Praying for you and all your family at this time. May God give you comfort and strength as you go through the loss of your Mom. Please know you are all in my thoughts & prayers

  14. Carolyn Ellis January 22, 2016 at 9:00 am

    Was so sorry to hear about Betty. We all loved her at Ellis Jewelers. She was such a nice person & friend. She will be missed by many. My prayers to the family.

  15. John and Rita Hackerd January 22, 2016 at 10:06 am

    We were next door neighbors to Betty and Walt for many years, and we thought the world of both of them. Our condolences to the family.

  16. Wayne and Katy Lock January 22, 2016 at 2:12 pm

    Carla, I am so sorry I could not be there tonight, but please know I am thinking about you and your whole family. It is such a hard time in our lives. Your Mother was such a sweet lady. She always knew me (she didn’t remember my name, but recognized that I was a friend of yours), every time I ran into her. Please know our thoughts are with you.

  17. Mary Ann McKinsey January 22, 2016 at 4:15 pm

    Dear Family of Betty,

    Sorry I am unable to attend the viewing or funeral of Betty, but I want you to know how sorry
    I am for your loss. Betty was a wonderful lady and friend. We had so many good times bowling together.
    I will keep you all in my prayers. I know Betty will be missed by many!

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