OBITUARY: Marsha D. Cox

NEWTON—Marsha D. Cox, 79, died Monday, March 22, 2021, at the Ascension Via Christi Regional Medical Center-St. Francis Campus in Wichita.

She was born on May 24, 1941, in Wichita, the daughter of Dillon and Dorothy Prouty Crandall.

When she was a child, the family moved to Rifle, Colo., where her father operated a leather craft business. They later moved to the Wichita area where she graduated from Valley Center High School in 1959.

Marsha married Jerry S. Cox on June 20, 1972, in Miami, Okla. He died on July 18, 2006.

For several years, she worked in Newton at Anesthesia Billing, until retiring in 2020. Marsha had been a member of the Order of Eastern Star, North Star Chapter 483 in Wichita and the Daughters of the Nile at the Midian Shrine Temple in Wichita.

Marsha loved spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Family was very important to her. She was an avid Kansas City Chiefs fan, whether it was watching the game on the television or in Arrowhead Stadium. Marsha was a big cat lover and she enjoyed her Bengal cats.

Survivors include her sons, Lance Dale of Emporia, Vincent Dale of Newton, Rod Dale of Costa Rica and Todd Cox of Derby; stepchildren, Kelly Waters of Lake Stevens, Wash., Debra Turner of Norco, Calif., and Patti Cox of Wenatachee, Wash.; brother, Jim Crandall of Valley Center; four grandchildren, Rachel Dale of Overland Park, Brandon Cox and Janelle Dale, both of Wichita, and Tyler Cox of Derby; along with five great-grandchildren.

Marsha was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Jerry; and brother, Dillon Crandall.

A Celebration of Life and inurnment in Greenwood Cemetery will be at a later date by the family.

A memorial has been established with Caring Hands Humane Society, and contributions may be sent to Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, 120 E. Broadway, Newton, Kan., 67114.

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Arrangements are by Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, Newton.




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