Myrtle  Cox
Myrtle Cox, 94-year-old Miami, Oklahoma, resident, passed away Friday, January 24, 2020.
Myrtle was born on July 4, 1925, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, to Willie and Mary (Alverson) Holland. She attended Northeastern Oklahoma A&M college and went on to receive her Master's Degree from Pittsburg State University. She worked from most of her life as an elementary school teacher. Many of those years were for Nichols Elementary School in Miami where she taught as a third-grade teacher.
Myrtle loved people and people loved Myrtle. She spent a lot of her time crafting and volunteering. As a cherry red, she worked at Integris Hospital, she was well-known for her handmade items she crocheted for newborns and her angel doilies.
Myrtle was preceded by her husband, E.J. Cox and a sister, Doris Smith.
Myrtle is survived by a daughter, Shirley Schenk and husband, Carl, of Miami, Oklahoma; two grandchildren, Terri Nelson and husband, Doug, of Elko, Minnesota, and Tamra Bro and husband, Dean, of Miami, Oklahoma; four great-grandchildren, Lindsey Bro, of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Zach Bro, of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Kaitlyn Nelso, of Elko, Minnesota, and Emily Nelson, of Elko Minnesota. Myrtle is also survived by seven siblings, Bill Holland, Ervin Holland, Verlon Holland, Rosa Lee Dilbeck, Ruby Henry, Carolyn Jones, and Linda Rosson.
Funeral services for Myrtle will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday January 29, 2020, at the Church of Christ in Miami, Oklahoma. Brother Nathan Adams will officiate. Serving as casket bearers will be Spencer Aderson, Bryce Pogue, Chance Keim, Zach Bro, Chad Ross, and Kendal Hunt. Interment will follow the service at Glen Abbey Memorial Gardens. A visitation for friends and family will be held from 9 to 10 a.m. just prior to the service at the Church of Christ in Miami.
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Services are under the direction of Brown-Winters Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Miami.
Published on January 28, 2020


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