Joyce Cox

Joyce Cox

Sunday, July 12th, 1936 - Sunday, August 18th, 2019
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Funeral services for Joyce Cox, age 83, of Abilene, will be 10:30 am Monday, August 26, 2019 at the Martin-Becker-Carlson Funeral Home with Pastor Stan Norman officiating. Mrs. Cox passed away Sunday, August 18, 2019 at the Village Manor Nursing Home in Abilene.

She was born July 12, 1936 in Hope, Kansas the daughter of Alfred W. and Rose Amanda (Kohls) SinClair. Joyce graduated from Hope High School.

On December 26, 1954 Joyce was united in marriage to Joe Henry Cox, Jr in Hope. Together they ran the Gambles Store for over 25 years. When they sold the store, Joyce worked at the Eisenhower Presidential Museum for many years.

Joyce and Joe loved square dancing and was a member of the Herington Hoedowners Club. She loved traveling or what she called “adventures” to all fifty states, and even traveled to seven countries in Europe. In her 70’s Joyce zip lined and was an avid Kansas City Royals fan.

Joyce is survived by her son Gregory Joe and his wife Susan Cox of Abilene, daughters Kimberly Jo and her husband Charlie Hicks of Hope, Kathy Jo and her husband Mark Chaput of Salina, sister Patricia Randall of Kansas City, Missouri, son in law Bruce Enger of Talmage, eleven grandchildren and twenty six great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her loving husband Joe Cox on August 11, 2008, daughter Kelle Jo Enger in October 15, 2008, grandson Lucas Hicks on August 18, 2018, her sister Alene Dornberger, and her parents.

The family has selected cremation. They will be receiving friends from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Sunday, August 25, 2019 at the funeral home. Private inurnment will be at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the Dickinson County Home Health and Hospice and may be sent in care Martin-Becker-Carlson Funeral Home, 414 NW 3rd, Abilene, Kansas 67410.
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  • Visitation

    Sunday, August 25th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 7:00pm
    Sunday, August 25th, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm
    Martin-Becker-Carlson Funeral Home
    414 N 3rd
    ABILENE, KS 67410
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  • Service

    Monday, August 26th, 2019 | 10:30am
    Monday, August 26th, 2019 10:30am
    Martin-Becker-Carlson Funeral Home
    414 N 3rd
    ABILENE, KS 67410
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Pastor Stan Norman
  • Interment

    Hope City Cemetery
    HOPE, KS
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    Private family inurnment.


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We've shared many miles, laughs, stories and tears over the years. I will miss you my friend Joyce
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Our prayers are with you all during this time of loss. Dennis and Linda Reed
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Mary K. Sandels

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Always enjoyed having Joyce on one of our motorcoach trips. She will be missed.
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