Deanna Cox

Obituary of Deanna Cox

Deanna Marie Cox, 71, of Coffeyville, Kansas passed away on Thursday, June 14, 2018 at St. Johns Medical Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma with her loving husband by her side. 

Deanna was born on June 17, 1946 in Coffeyville, Kansas to Edwin Leroy White, Sr. and Mildred Marie (Carter) White. 

The family lived in Neodesha, Towanda and settled in Coffeyville.  After high school she went to Coffeyville Community College where she earned her Associates Degree.  It was there at college that she met Tom Cox and the two fell in love.  They were united in marriage on December 14, 1968 at Holy Name Catholic Church in Coffeyville.  The couple had two sons.  Deanna worked as a manager for McDonalds, Ampride and Kabredlos. 

Deanna was a member of the PTA at Holy Name while the boys were in school.  She enjoyed fishing, camping and spending time at the lake.  She was a member of the local women’s bowling league for many years.  More than anything she loved the time she spent surrounded by her family and grandkids. 

Surviving to honor her memory is her husband, Tom Cox of the home; sons, Jim Cox of Tulsa, Oklahoma,  Mike Cox and wife, Trish of Coffeyville, Kansas; daughter-in-law, Lynette Wherrell;  grandchildren, Lauren Harrington and husband, Dillon, Tyler Cox, Tandi Cox, Katelyn Cox and fiancé, Chandler Wallace, Eryn Cox, Zane Cox; great grandsons, Bentley Harrington and Brayden Wallace; brothers, Tommy White and wife, Judy, Danny White, Jim White all of Coffeyville, Kansas; sister, Kathy Wheaton and husband,  John of Billings, Montana.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Edwin and Mildred White and by her brothers, Edwin L. White, Jr. and Steven White. 

Graveside Services will be held on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at the Veterans Memorial Patio in Coffeyville, Kansas.  Chaplains Keith Springer and Steven Foraker will officiate.  Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Coffeyville.  Friends may call on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. to sign the guest register. 

The family suggests memorials be made to the Ronald McDonald House for Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City. Contributions can be left with or mailed in care of David W. Barnes Funeral Home, 306 North Cline Road, Coffeyville, KS 67337.