Esta (Avery) Cox

April 23, 2019

Esta Cox, 97, of Frankfort, died at 4 a.m. April 23, 2019 at her home with her loving family.  She was born March 12, 1922 in Michigantown, Ind. to Fay & Lucy (Paris) Avery.  She married George R. “Bob” Cox on October 6, 1946 and he preceded her in death on June 30, 2008.

Mrs. Cox was a 1940 graduate of Michigantown High School and a lifelong Clinton County resident.  She worked as an operator and clerk for Indiana Bell for 38 years, retiring in 1981.  Esta’s membership include the First Christian Church, where she was very active, United Workers Sunday School class, Esther Circle, Telephone Pioneers of America, and Woodside Home Economics Club. She was a living inspiration to her family and everyone who knew her.  She will be deeply missed by all.

Visitation and Services

Visitation will be 10-11 a.m. Monday, April 29, 2019 at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main St., Frankfort. Funeral celebration will begin at 11 a.m. 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 First Christian Church.

Survived by:

1 Daughter: Karen Henricks of Monticello, Ind., 2 Sons: Jeff (Susie) Cox of Fishers, Ind., Brad (Susan) Cox of Tipton, Ind., 7 Grandchildren and 11 Great Grandchildren.

Preceded by:

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Ernest & Byron “Barney” Avery and a sister, Julia Farley.


Leave your Condolences

10 Condolences for “Esta (Avery) Cox”

  1. Vicki Albaugh April 23, 2019 at 1:09 pm

    I can remember Esta and Bob, Karen and Jeff from when I lived down the street and they were the nicest people in the neighborhood. My brothers and I used to play together when we were kids. Very special family. Prayers for the family, Vicki Albaugh.

  2. Carolyn Howard Weiner April 23, 2019 at 9:05 pm

    What a wonderful mom. She will be missed by many. What a great life she had. She will be watching over you all along with your dad. Sending hugs to you all

  3. Pj Flynn April 24, 2019 at 9:28 am

    My condolences to the family
    PJ Flynn

  4. Pete Flynn April 24, 2019 at 6:59 pm

    I was always the outside guy married to Esta’s niece, Pat Avery Flynn. No matter what, Esta always was friendly and supportive whenever I was around. I appreciated her kindness. She had a long and successful life; many would give a lot to have the same. God Bless her and her family.

  5. Brian Bohm April 24, 2019 at 11:32 pm

    Brad, Karen & Jeff, so sorry for your loss. Your mother was a very Special Person. Remember all the times spent at your house on Ricker Drive and on occasion at the Lake Freeman house. She will be missed.

  6. Dwayne Hollingsworth April 25, 2019 at 1:39 am

    Your Mom and Dad where very special people. Our thoughts are with you. Dwayne and Brenda

  7. Renita Puckett April 26, 2019 at 9:28 pm

    What a wonderful life! She had such a beautiful family. Her legacy lives on in the lives of her children and grandchildren. Our condolences to the whole family. You’re all in our thoughts and prayers. We are friends of Jeff and Susie from Kokomo, IN. Renita and Sonny Puckett

  8. Cynthia Denton Wineburgh May 3, 2019 at 1:59 pm

    My condolences to Esta’s children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. I was not dressed properly for a funeral service the day I heard about it, so did not attend, but I do remember this very sweet lady who was as someone said a “pillar” of First Christian Church, of my mother Marie Denton’s generation. It was wonderful that she could be in her own home at the end surrounded by loved ones.

  9. Eric L. Mundell May 6, 2019 at 1:53 pm

    Jeff, Karen, Brad and families – It is a delicate time, for you all, I’m sure, and I’m saddened to hear of Esta’s passing, though it’s a well-deserved promotion for a well-lived life. Your mother and grandmother was truly amazing and memorable, as she has been described. She was always so full of life and energy and did so much for others. I have so many childhood (and older) memories of her, from First Christian and Indiana Bell to weekends at Lake Freeman, and even an overnight stay at the Ricker Drive home when my brother was in the hospital having his tonsils removed. Our mothers had such a lengthy friendship and I enjoyed going through some of the old photos of them together. Those Indiana Bell “girls” always had fun. There’s nothing that quite equates to the loss of a beloved mother, and I understand all too well how this life-changing time feels. May you all rest securely in the fact that Esta treasured her family and friends immensely and that there are 97 rich years’ worth of memories to hold close and remember with love. Sending warm thoughts to you all!

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