Knox Dr. Trudy Knox, August 11, 1926 to June 24, 2014. Trudy lived a very full life and was always ready for another adventure. As a child in Missouri, Trudy began her career at the age of five as a shoeshine person. During her childhood, she lived in Cape Girardeau and St. Louis, Missouri, Washington D.C. and Pittsfield, Illinois - which she always considered home. She received her Bachelor's degree from Northwestern University, her Master's degree from the University of Florida and her doctorate from the University of Arkansas. As an adult she lived in Columbus, Streator, Illinois, Granville, Quincy, Illinois, and Fayetteville, Arkansas. Her employment was varied and in 1963 she and her husband Joe Bagby established Golden Age Arms Company, a highly successful home-based mail-order business and in the early 1970s she established Trudy Knox and Associates, a consulting company. Additionally Trudy established Trudy Knox Publishers, and she was a member of many organizations and a founding member of the Ohio Speaker's Forum. She also was among the group of women who founded the Columbus Metropolitan Club in response to the clubs for men in business that excluded women. Her last adventure was the move from Granville, Ohio, to Westminster Thurber where she made many friends and she enjoyed her time there very much. Throughout her life she enjoyed trading equities on the stock market. Trudy was an avid sailor and enjoyed her travels within the US and abroad, often commenting on her safari to Africa. She was an accomplished photographer and loved sharing carousels of slides with friends and family. Oh, and did we mention that she wrote a column for the Granville Booster? Trudy is pre-deceased by her parents Raymond K. Knox and Gertrude Knox, as well as her sister Myra Jeanne Knox Casper and her very special cousin Frances Owens Rice. She is survived by her long time friend and partner, Shirley Maxwell of the home. In addition, survivors include her son, James J. Bagby of Santa Fe, NM; niece, Carolyn Trudy Casper of Upper Arlington; nephew, George H. Casper IV and Jennifer Kane of Gahanna; niece, Frances Casper of El Prado, New Mexico and their children. There will be a celebration of life for Trudy at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 28, 2014, in the auditorium at Westminster Thurber Community, 717 Neil Ave. Arrangements are being handled by COOK AND SON-PALLAY FUNERAL HOME, 1631 Parsons Ave., Columbus, OH 43207, 614-444-7861.
Cook & Son-Pallay Funeral Home
1631 Parsons Ave Columbus, OH 43207
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on June 27, 2014