COX Betty Lou (Ballard) Cox, age 88, of Estero, FL (formerly of Columbus, OH), died December 24, 2012, in Ft. Myers, FL. Betty was born February 19, 1924, to the late Eldon Ballard and Dorothy (Daniels) Ballard. She was a retired registered nurse, a 60 year member of the Order of Eastern Star and a member of Maize Manor UMC in Columbus, OH. In addition to her parents, Betty was preceded in death by her sister Janice Davis and granddaughter Ashleigh Alexander Mason. Betty is survived by her husband of 56 years, Lloyd Cox; daughter, Rita (Steve) Alexander; son, Mark Stukey; grandsons, Johnny Stukey and Aaron Portwood; and step-granddaughters, Brandi Osler and Sheena Alexander. Friends may visit Sunday, 2-4 p.m., at the DWAYNE R. SPENCE FUNERAL HOME, 550 Hill Road North (St. Rt. 256), Pickerington, OH, where a funeral service will follow at 4 p.m. Interment will follow MONDAY, 11 a.m., at the Claibourne Cemetery in Richwood, OH. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Maize Manor UMC, 3901 Maize Rd., Columbus, OH, 43224 or the Salvation Army in Betty's memory. Online condolences at www.spencefuneralhome.com
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Dwayne R. Spence Funeral Home
550 Hill Rd. N. Pickerington, OH 43147
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Dec. 29, 2012