Mary Ruth Cox, 89, passed away on Wednesday, June 30, 2015, to be with our Lord and Savior.. She was born on Sept. 24, 1925, in Indianapolis to Clarence and Martha (Perry) Reed. On March 1, 1942, she married John Marquis Cox. They were married for 59 years before his death in 2001.. Mary was a devoted wife and mother; she was a homemaker. Her hobbies were embroidery work, gardening, puzzles and trying new recipes. She especially enjoyed hosting large gatherings for her family on the holidays.. Mary is survived by her daughter, Margie Westwater, and her husband, Bob, of Shelbyville; and her son, John David Cox, of Fortville. Also to cherish her memory are 11 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; and 13 great-great-grandchildren. Mary has one surviving brother, Carl Reed, of Cloverdale.. Along with her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; her son, Jack Louis Cox; five brothers; and three sisters.. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, July 3, at Erlewein Mortuary & Crematory, 124 E. Staat Street, Fortville, IN 46040. A funeral service will take place immediately following the visitation at 6 p.m.. Memorial contributions may be made to Riley Children's Foundation, 30 South Meridian Street, Suite 200, Indianapolis, IN 46204-3509. Envelopes will be available at the mortuary.. Friends may share a memory or send a condolence at www.erleweinmortuary.com or email condolences to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Published on  July 2, 2015