Mildred Melson Cox, 99, passed away peacefully May 27, 2018 at Asbury Park in Newton, KS. She was born December 9th, 1918 on her parent’s farm, George and Bessie Sidener Melson, in the Pleasant Valley Community, Chase County, Kansas. She attended the Pleasant Valley School Dist. 45, Cedar Point High School and Emporia Beauty school.
She married Loren Cox on Easter Sunday, April 9,1939 in Burns, Kansas. They farmed in Chase County for many years. They established the L&M Supermarket in Florence, KS. Mildred took an active part in the management and ordering for the store. She contributed a lot to the success of the store.
She was active in the Sky High 4-H club and later in the Burns United Methodist Church, Eastern Star, Florence United Methodist Church, Marionettes camping club and Marion square and round dance clubs. They retired in Florence, and later moved to retirement facilities in Newton. There she attended East Side United Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, and her brother, Marion and his wife, Lela Melson.
She is survived by daughter, Lela (Charles) Heacock, son, Carl (Reta) Cox, grandchildren Cory (Betty) Cox, Reko (Larry) Sullivan, Cayl (Shelly) Cox; great grandchildren: Samantha Sullivan, Sabrina Sullivan, Braylin Cox and Cole Cox.
Funeral services are scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Friday, June 1st at Petersen Funeral Home Chapel. A graveside committal service will be held at Florence Cemetery later that afternoon. A public visitation will be held on Thursday, May 31st, from 1:00-5:00 p.m. at Petersen Funeral Home. Petersenfamilyfuneralhome.com.