Ruth L. Cox, 94, St. Joseph, MO

Published 03/26 2014 09:03AM

Updated 03/26 2014 09:09AM

Ruth L. Cox, 94, St. Joseph, Missouri died Monday, March 24, 2014 at a local healthcare facility.

She was born July 25, 1919 to Vernon and Katherine (Pioch) Umphlet in St. Joseph, Missouri.

She married William Fred Cox. He preceded her in death in 1985.

Ruth graduated from Benton High School and attended nursing school. She worked for Wrinkle Pharmacy Incorporated as a Clerk.

Mrs. Cox was a member of First Lutheran Church and a former member of Order of the Eastern Star.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; and brother, George Umphlet.

Survivors: daughters, Margaret St. John, Keene, New Hampshire and Catherine Rosenthal (Robert), St. Joseph, Missouri; granddaughters, Maggie Rosenthal-Ross, Kansas City, Missouri, Kathy St. John (Ian Morris), Boulder Creek, California, and Dana Rosenthal-Campbell (Brian), Overland Park, Kansas; great-grandchildren, Robert Bradley Staples, Zachary Ross, Joshua Campbell and Samantha Campbell; and great-great-grandchild, Clayton Reicher Staples.

Private Graveside Services and Interment: Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Hands of Hope Hospice or Living Community. A register book will be available to sign at the funeral home. Online guest book and obituary at

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