Ramona M. (Marsh) Cox, 81, Lee’s Summit, Mo., died Monday, Feb. 3, 2014. She was born in Sheridan County on Feb. 15, 1932.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Emory Marsh and Mina (Timmons) Marsh; sisters Ruby Maxine Marsh, Sue Standifer, Clara Colgin and Mary Leech; brother Frank “Bud” Marsh; her grandchildren, Rachael Clark and Michael E. Cox Jr.; her daughter Carolyn J. (Cox) Tann, and their father, Walter E. Cox.
Ramona, Mona, Mom, Grandma and “GG,” she was our family’s glue.
Her family moved to Elsmore in 1936, moved to Kansas City/Lee’s Summit area in 1954 and has lived there ever since. She retired from AT&T in 1990. She was a member of the Lee’s Summit Christian Church. She was an avid book reader, novels and history were her favorites and also enjoyed working on jigsaw puzzles, loved collecting miniature pitchers, she adored butterflies and humming birds, crocheting and quilting were some of her hobbies. She volunteered her time at both AT&T Pioneer and John Knox Thrift Stores. She was a dedicated Kansas City Royals fan. She held season tickets for 35 years. Go Royals!!
She loved her family more than words can express. She will be sadly missed by her sons Steven W. Cox, Lee’s Summit, Mo., Michael E. Cox (Glenice), Castle Rock, Colo., and daughter Barbara J. Termes (Bill), Whitewood, S.D.; son-in-law Everett Tann, Kansas City, Mo.; two brothers, Walt Marsh (Jacque), Lakin, Donald Wayne Marsh (Freda), Pineville, Mo.; two sisters, Blanche Rose, Wichita, Barbara Plumb (Ray), Sandy, Ore.; one sister-in-law Shirley Marsh, Cheyenne, Wyo.; nine grandchildren, Starr Cox and her mother Sherrie Cox, Kristi and Angie Cox and their mother Rhonda Cox, Brandy Clark, Becky Everett (Josh), Erin Rathbun, Matthew Rathbun, Bill Termes (Alicia) and Amy Termes (Kevin); 11 great-grandchildren, Nikita, Caleb, Harrison, Amara, Alira, Coty, Jamie, Devin, Kristen, Grace, Elise; two great-great-grandchildren, Edmund and Scarlett and many special family and friends.
Visitation will be at 10 a.m. on March 15 at the Langsford Funeral Home, Lee’s Summit. Memorial services will follow at 11 a.m. Following the service lunch will be served at the Lee’s Summit Christian Church. Burial will be at a later date in Moran Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the National Parkinson Foundation, Inc 1501 NW 9th Ave., Bob Hope Rd., Miami, Fla., 33136-1494.
Paul L. Woodard passed away in Iola Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015. He is survived by his sons Luke and Landon, and four grandchildren Berke, Ella, Gage and Crue. Paul worked for Kraft Foods for over 30 years in Oklahoma City and Kansas City. After retiring from Kraft, he moved to Iola.... [More]
Linda S. Bauer, 70, a long-time Erie resident, went to be with her Lord and Savior at 11:10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015, at Freeman West Hospital in Joplin. Her death was unexpected. She was born on June 2, 1945, in rural Erie, to Ewing and Beulah (Kinne) Showalter. She grew... [More]
Barbara Jean Gerdsen, 81, Rogers, Ark., formerly of LaHarpe, died Monday, Nov. 16, 2015 at Circle of Life in Bentonville, Ark. She was born Feb. 14, 1934, in Fort Scott, to Elden and Louise (Sharpeless) Platt. She grew up south of LaHarpe on a farm with five brothers. She was... [More]
Though only days before Thanksgiving, the talk at Tuesday’s county commission meeting dwelt largely on Christmas.Tracy Keagle, the force behind Santa’s Toy Shop, requested the commissioners’ approval to “light up all the trees on the courthouse square”... [More]
With area residents faced with trying times this holiday season, the Iola Elks Lodge wants to help.For more than 30 years, the Elks have provided food baskets to area families in need for Christmas, and want to do the same this year.“Last year, we gave out over 60 food... [More]
Several dominoes must fall in order for construction to begin next spring on a grocery store at the old Allen County Hospital site.With demolition of the hospital essentially complete — crews are in the midst of removing debris — talk at Monday’s Iola City Council... [More]
The Iola Middle School wrestling team competed at the Parsons Middle School Invitational on Tuesday. Below are the results for the Ponies:74-78 - Damiean Dryden’s place is 4th and has scored 4.00 team points.Round 1 - Colton Seely (Chanute) won by fall over Damiean Dryden... [More]
The Allen Community College men’s basketball team wrapped up the bulk of its non-conference schedule with an 87-66 victory over Labette Community College at home on Tuesday night.Jermaine Long was once again Allen’s leading point scorer after finishing the game with... [More]