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Linn County News

Published Aug. 12, 2020

 

Verl E. Cox, 85, Topeka, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, at Midland Hospice House. Verl was born June 25, 1935, in Hepler, Kan., the son of William and Florence (Westoff) Cox. He graduated from Pleasanton High School. He served in the Kansas Army National Guard for nine years.

He was employed by Hallmark Cards for 37 years, retiring as maintenance supervisor in March of 1993.

Verl enjoyed tinkering and restoring old tractors and anything woodworking.

He was a member of Calvary Lutheran Church, enjoyed having coffee with several groups of friends and spending time with his family.

Verl married Gail Goebel on Sept. 21, 1957, in Mound City at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. His wife of 62 years survives. Other survivors include sons Rocky (Leina) Cox, Topeka, and Kelly Cox, Loveland, Ohio; daughter Tina Cox, Kansas City, Mo.; four grandchildren, Ty (Liz) Cox, Paul (Amanda) Cox, Hannah Cox and William Wesley “Willie” Cox; four great grandchildren, Carter, Elise, Wyatt and Kinley Cox; and siblings Loren (Ruth) Cox, Jeanette (Howard) Searl and William (Myrtle) Cox. He was preceded in death by his parents; and siblings Herman Cox, Willard Cox, Fred Cox, J.C. Cox and Loretta Rittinghouse.

Cremation has taken place and a private family graveside service will be held at Mount Hope Cemetery in Topeka.

Memorial contributions may be made to Calvary Lutheran Church, 4211 NW Topeka Blvd., Topeka, Kan. 66617, or the American Heart Association, 5375 SW 7th Street, Topeka, Kan. 66606. 

Dove Southwest Chapel is assisting with arrangements. To leave a special message for the family online, visit www.DoveTopeka.com.

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