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Gwili “Jill” Cox, 80, Union City, Ind. passed away peacefully Thursday March 6, 2014 at Rest Haven Nursing Home in Greenville, Ohio. She fought hard for six years, but her sharp mind and strong disposition were unable to overcome the cancer consuming her body.
She was born May 21, 1933 to the late Herb and Mary “Lucille” Snider in Union City, Ind. where she lived her entire life.
Jill married Richard “Dick” Jordan on December 25, 1953 and she shared many great years with Dick’s wit and great sense of humor until his passing in 1981. She remarried to Richard “Dub” Yost of Winchester, Ind. who passed in 2003.
Jill leaves to cherish her memory; husband Kenny Cox of Union City, Ind., children; Herb Jordan of Satelite Beach, FL, Tonda Jordan of Cumming, GA, Marla Meeks of Dunkirk, IN, Chad (Stacy) Jordan of Union City, OH, Dave (Jeanie) Hollopeter and Melinda Cox both of Union City, IN. 5 Grandchildren; Maria, Michael, Mackenzie, Nathan and Jalisa. 5 Great grandchildren; Haley, Isaac, Brayden, Joshua and Rylee. Brothers; Jack Snider of Helena, MT and Larry Snider of Greenville, OH, and a sister; Judy Hindsley of Union City, IN. An extended family of nieces, nephews and a wide circle of friends all of whom she loved dearly. A special mention of her dear friend from 1st grade Mrs. James (Jeanie) Lewis of Union City, IN also survives.
Jill was preceded in death by her parents Herb and Lucille Snider, 1st husband Richard “Dick” Jordan “1981,” 2nd husband Richard “Dub” Yost “2003,” a son Kenneth Cox Jr. “2010,” and a grandson Wesley.
Graveside services will be 10:00 A.M. Wednesday March 12, 2014 at the Union City Cemetery with a Church service at 11:00 A.M at the Community Fellowship Church with the Pastor Rodger Garland officiating. A meal will follow at the church that all are invited to attend where the celebration of Jill’s life may continue.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions should be directed to the Cancer Association of Randolph County or Hospice with envelopes available at the church. Online condolences may be expressed at www.reichardfh.com.
Jill was my step-mother. I have known her since I was a little girl. Her first husband, Dick and my dad worked together at Overmeyer Mold Corp. She was married to my dad, Richard "Dub" Yost for many years. Jill was always very happy & positive. She made my Dad very happy for all the years they were together. I am so thankful my dad was with her, right up til the day he passed. She was a wonderful person and I know she is resting in the Lord's sweet arms, with no more pain or suffering.
Mathew & Kim Yost Hathecock Mar 12 2014 12:00 AM
The Family has our Sympathy, as she was a very good person and loved playing cards with her the past few years. Thinking of you Kenny and all, at this time. Your in our Prayers... Ilene and Jack Cummings.
Jack and Ilene Cummings Mar 11 2014 12:00 AM
I spent many happy hours with Jill, playing cards, talking and just generally having a good time. She was my friend, and I will miss her.
Jim and Betty Stalcup Mar 9 2014 12:00 AM
Jill will always have a special place in our hearts. She was a wonderful and beautiful woman. An inspiration to us as she over come so many trials in the past few years. She always had a smile on her face even when she grew weary, and never lost her faith in her Lord. Rest in peace sweet friend. Our hearts are sad at this time and we send our love and prayers to all of her love ones left to carry on. May God give you peace trough it all. <3
Bobby & Barbara Edwards Mar 8 2014 12:00 AM
Jill and Kenny are our neighbors. We will miss seeing Jill in the summer, working in her lawn and garden. Our deepest sympathy to Kenny and the family.
Jim and Pat Mote Mar 8 2014 12:00 AM
Jill was a much loved cousin, a beautiful and wonderful person. She always had a smile on her face and made others smile too. She will be missed.
Mary Niswonger Mar 8 2014 12:00 AM