Madge Carrie Cox, age 70, a resident of Ft. Scott, Kansas, passed away Friday, February 23, 2018, at the Mercy Hospital in Ft. Scott.
She was born February 6, 1948, in Kansas City, Kansas, the daughter of Bill DeCoudres and Ruby Thompson DeCoudres. Madge graduated from the Ft. Scott High School with the Class of 1966. She married Douglas Cox on June 17, 1967, at the First Church of the Nazarene in Ft. Scott.
She had been employed by Comstock Lumber Company until it closed. She later began working for Ft. Scott Lumber Company from the time the company started until the time of her death. She had been active with women’s ministries at the church and enjoyed organizing and decorating for parties and special events.
Survivors include her husband, Doug, of the home; a son, Travis Cox and wife, Alisha, of Tahoma, Wisconsin; a daughter, Rachel French and husband, Daniel, of Ft. Scott; a daughter-in-law, Beth Cox of Independence, Missouri; eleven grandchildren, Rebekah LaBlu and husband, Richard, Micha, Miriam, Ruth, Esther Sarah, Adina, Mariah Cox, Jason Cox and Grace and Sophia French; and two great-grandsons, Brian and Andrew LaBlu. She was preceded in death by her parents and a son, Brad Cox.
Private funeral services will be held Monday at the Cheney Witt Chapel. Burial will follow in the Evergreen Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Care to Share and may be left in the care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, P.O. Box 347, Ft. Scott, KS 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at cheneywitt.com.