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Marion Rosella Cox

July 5, 1926 February 25, 2016
Marion Rosella Cox
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Obituary for Marion Rosella Cox

Obituary for Marion Rosella �Rosie� Cox Marion Rosella �Rosie� Cox (89) passed away on in the morning hours of Thursday, February 25, 2016 at the Lodge of the Wabash in Vincennes, Indiana. Rosie was born on July 5, 1926, to Gurney Cox and Hazel Lipscomb in Marion County, Indiana. Rosie spent most of her childhood with her grandmother. She always spoke fondly of her grandmother and how it was her grandmother who raised her and taught her everything that she knew. Rosie was proud that in the fact that she could write her own letters and sign her own name. Unfortunately, when she was around 13 years of age, her grandmother could no longer care for her, and Rosie was sent to be a resident at the Muscatatuck State Hospital. A blessing in disguise was waiting for Rosie at Muscatatuck. Waiting there for her was Mary Kemp, Rosie�s lifelong friend. Rosie and Mary became friends and remained together for most of the rest of their lives. In the 1980�s, when Muscatatuck began to reduce the number of residents that it housed, Rosie and Mary moved into the private residence of Olivia Gruber near North Vernon, Indiana. Mrs. Gruber took the women into her home and into her family. Rosie spoke well of Mrs. Gruber and how kind she was to her and Mary. Rosie moved to Bicknell, Indiana in 2003. Here she stayed in the residence of Gwen McCullough and her family. Gwen has provided a home and care for adults with special needs for many years, and opened her home to both Rosie and Mary. Gwen was Rosie�s primary care giver for over seven years. While she lived there, Rosie worked at KCARC until the plant in Bicknell closed and she retired from working. Rosie began attending the Bettye J. McCormick Center in Vincennes after retirement. Rosie, and Mary, made one last move to Monroe City, where she lived in the residence of Rebecca Fuller and her family. Rebecca is Gwen�s daughter, so this move was into a home with a family that had known Rosie, and Rosie had known, for many years. Rosie continued to enjoy attending the Senior Center, Red Hats functions, and Heritage Baptist Church in Vincennes. Rosie lost her longtime friend, Mary, in 2014 and would say that someday she would get to see her again. Rosie leaves behind many people that loved her and always considered her family including Gwen and Steve McCullough and family, Rebecca and Juan Fuller and their sons Jared and Benjamin, Michelle Knoll, Martha Walke, Jewell Sherfield, and Stacey Smith. Rosie�s funeral will be on Sunday, March 6th from 2-4 pm at Duesterberg-Fredrick Wampler Shaw Funeral home in Bicknell, In. With Pastor Fred Harris officiating. Rosie will be laid to rest on Monday March 7th in the family plot of Mrs. Olivia Gruber in North Vernon, Indiana.

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