Elnora Sarah Cox, age 96, of Warsaw, Indiana, passed away Saturday, July 30, 2011 at 6:40 AM in Kosciusko Community Hospital. She was born September 25, 1914 in Washington Township, Noble County, IN to Gale and Luretta (Stump) Robbins.
Elnora was a lifetime Kosciusko County, IN resident. In Alexandria, VA on May 28, 1941, she was united in marriage to Don M. Cox who preceded her December 24, 1997.
She was an Elementary School Teacher for Claypool, Pierceton, Franklin Township and Silver Lake Schools and a substitute Teacher for East Wayne School (Jefferson School). She was then employed by the Kosciusko County Auditors Office, the Kosciusko County License Branch and retired from Lake City Bank Warsaw, IN in 1979.
Elnora was a 90 year member of the North Winona Church of the Brethren where she served over 30 years as Church Secretary, Ladies Aid Treasurer and Member, Sunday School Teacher and founder of the Junior Church.
An active member of the community, her social affiliations include: Girl Scout troop leader for 5 years; 4-H leader for 30 years; Chairman Blood Bank Volunteers American Red Cross; Volunteer Kosciusko County Historical Society Jail Museum; Speaker for various schools presenting topics about Native American life; Kosciusko County Mobile Meals volunteer.
Education: Elnora was a graduate of Pierceton High School and she received her 2 year Normal Teaching Certificate from Manchester College.
Survivors: 1 Daughter: Pat Jernigan Fort Wayne, Indiana
1 Son: Michael (spouse Pat) Cox Warsaw, Indiana
1 Brother: Scott (spouse Ellen) Robbins Muncie, Indiana
4 Grandchildren: Marc (spouse Wendy) Jernigan Ft. Wayne, Indiana
Eric (spouse Liz) Cox Kelseyville, California
Brian (spouse Dawn) Butler Greenfield, Indiana
Brad (spouse Bobbie) Butler Burkett, Indiana
Elnora was preceded in death by her husband and her brother Roswell Robbins.
Services are scheduled for Wednesday, August 3, 2011, at 10:00 A.M. at McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel in Warsaw, Indiana. Visitation will be Tuesday, August 2, 2011, from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Warsaw, Indiana. Pastor Mike Smith will officiate.
Memorials may be made to The American Red Cross, 320 North Buffalo Street, Warsaw, Indiana 46580; or, Kosciusko County Historical Society, 121 North Indiana Street, Warsaw, Indiana 46580.