Dec. 10, 1932 — Dec. 3, 2010
Plymouth — Nancy Rose Cox, 77, of Plymouth, Ind., passed away at the Lifecare Center of Rochester December 3rd, 2010 at 7:45 p.m. She had battled Alzheimer’s disease for the latter part of her life.
Nancy was the daughter of Arthur and Eva Roach of Rockville, Ind. She was one of eight children.
On June 10, 1955, in Plymouth, Ind., Nancy met and married the love of her life and soul-mate, Richard Cox. They were married 51 years before he preceded her in death. Together, Nancy and Richard set a perfect example of a true loving relationship which was witnessed by their family. They shared one daughter, Melody Sue Norton.
Nancy is survived by her daughter Melody and husband Nelson (Duke) Norton, Plymouth. Two granddaughters and their families survive as well. They are Brooke E. and Brian S. Enyart of Russiaville, Ind., and their children, Delaney and Brady: Micah M. and Ralph T. Robertson, Plymouth, and their children, Gabreal, Gillian and Ashton.
Nancy worked 30 years for Wagner Wire (Essex) in Plymouth and also enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She took joy in seeing their happy faces and would do most anything to bring happiness to their lives. She was a member of the Fitness Forum and participated in the Silver Sneakers exercise program.
Although Nancy was not one to join clubs or be a leading member of a group, she always supported everyone around her. She was always there to baby sit a grandchild, help bathe a horse, work at the eat-shack at the 4-H fair, bake cookies and spoil great-grandchildren. When asking the great-grandchildren what they remember about “Nanny”, they all agreed that when they stayed with her, they always got their way (even if it meant eating chocolate cake for breakfast). The youngest of the great-grandchildren was drawn to her first and before any other grandparent. She was always ready to try something new with them even if it meant riding a horse, zooming around the fields in a go-cart, picking up rocks or just playing outside.
When not with her grandchildren, Nancy loved to spend her spare time shopping, laying in the sun and refinishing antiques. She couldn’t pass a shoe store or rack of purses without browsing which is a fond memory shared by the women in her family.
Growing up during the depression, Nancy developed a deep sense of compassion and passed this on as a life-lesson to her daughter, Melody. She never judged anyone by what they had or what they wore. Instead, she helped the less fortunate.
As Nancy grew old with her disease, her personality changed. She became the entertainer at her residence in Rochester. She was a little feisty at times but always ready to laugh and have a good time.
Friends will be welcomed by the family to celebrate the life of Nancy Monday, December 6, 2010, from 3 to 7p.m. at the Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan St., Plymouth. Friends may also call at the funeral home after 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 7.
Funeral services for Nancy will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, December 7, 2010, in the funeral home. Justin Chambers, pastor of the New Song Church, Plymouth, will officiate.
Burial will be in Oakhill Cemetery.
Memorial gifts in Nancy’s name can be made to Toys for Tots 54516 State Road 933 South Bend, Indiana.
Letters of condolence may be sent to the family via: www.johnson-danielson.com