Joanne Cox, of
Chesterton, died on September 15, 2018, at 9 p.m. She was 91.
She was born on
November 19, 1926, in Wichita, KS, the adopted daughter of Arthur and Myrtle
Payne, both of whom preceded her in death.
On June 4, 1950,
she married LeRoy E. Cox who preceded her in death in 1999.
She is survived by
her children: Pamela (Rift Slater) Pawlik of Chesterton, Rebecca (Brian)
Tully of Hayden, AL, and Richard (Laura) Cox of Crawfordsville, IN; her
grandchildren: Heather (Chad) Compton of Chesterton, IN, Lesley Woods of
Lake of the Four Seasons, IN, Darcy (Andrew) Brasher of Fultondale, AL, Adam
Tully of Pittsburgh, PA, Audrey (Daryl) Willingham of Birmingham, AL, Joel (Sangita)
Tully of Birmingham, AL, Jessica Cox of Valparaiso, IN, and Christopher Cox
of Kalamazoo, MI; and by her great-grandchildren: Dainen Woods of Lake of
the Four Seasons, IN, Dakota Compton of Chesterton, IN, Gillian Brasher of
Fultondale, AL, and Chloe Brasher of Fultondale, AL.
Joanne was an avid
bridge player and was awarded a Jr. Masters commendation in Tulsa, OK. She
won several years of competitive bridge tournaments, and she also taught
bridge classes. She enjoyed needlework and was a volunteer for Meals on
Wheels. She was employed as an Executive Administrative Assistant to the
President and Vice-President of the Levy Company, at the Port of Indiana,
for 20 years. She was a member and Sunday School teacher at the First United
Methodist Church in Chesterton. She also attended Porter First United
Methodist Church in her later years.
A private family
service is planned.
may be given to Meals on Wheels, 2401 Valley Dr., Valparaiso, IN, 46383.
under the care of White-Love Funeral Home, Chesterton, IN.
Memories may be