Obituary of Estelle Cox

Estelle Cox, age 81, a resident of Ft. Scott, Kansas, took her Heavenly Father by the hand and went home to Heaven on Thursday, April 21, 2022, at the Guest Home Estates in Ft. Scott.

She was born May 3, 1940, in Lutz, Tennessee, the daughter of LeRoy White and Myrtle Petty White.

Estelle first married Arthur I. Gibbs.  Together they had two daughters, April and Sandy.  Arthur preceded her in death on September 24, 1990.

She later married Robert S. Cox on November 13, 1998.

He passed away on February 17, 2012.

Estelle was a woman of faith, and her family finds comfort knowing that she is in Heaven with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.


Survivors include her daughters, April Jacobs (Trevor) and Sandy Gibbs all of Ft. Scott; six grandchildren, Cody (Olivia), Johnathan (Kerri), Gage, Abby, Kolby and Kyra and three great-grandsons, Jason, Luke and Nathan.  Also surviving are two sisters, Lynn Reynolds, Maryland Heights, Missouri and Nell Welch (Doug), Pilot Knob, Missouri and two sisters-in-law, Dot White, Louisburg, Kansas and Tita White, Florissant, Missouri and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husbands, she was preceded in death by four brothers, James, Bobby, Roland and Roy White.


Trevor Jacobs will conduct funeral services at 10:00 A.M. Friday, April 29th at the Cheney Witt Chapel.

The family will receive friends on Friday from 9:00 A.M. until service time at the chapel.

Following services, there will be cremation and private burial will take place in the U. S. National Cemetery in Ft. Scott, Kansas.

Memorials are suggested to St. Jude’s Hospital and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, P.O. Box 347, Ft. Scott, KS 666701.  Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at

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