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KAREN COX


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KAREN COX Obituary
Jan. 1, 1942 - Feb. 8, 2018 OKLAHOMA CITY Karen Lee (Strub) Cox went to Heaven on Feb. 8 at the age of 76. She died peacefully at the Integris Hospice House, surrounded by her family, after battling pulmonary arterial hypertension. Karen was born on Jan. 1 in Canton, OH to Bob and Anna Mary Strub. She graduated from Central Catholic High School in 1960 and worked at General Credit Corporation. She married in 1962 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church (Canton, OH) after meeting her future husband Ed on a blind date. Ed and Karen lived in California when they were first married, then moved to Columbus, OH while they were based at Lockbourne Air Force Base. When Ed joined Continental Airlines, they moved to Southern California and later to Conroe, TX. In 1986, they moved to Oklahoma City. In addition to being a loving wife, mother, and grandmother, Karen generously gave her time as a volunteer. Most recently, Karen donated her time and talent to Integris Hosptial, working in the gift shop where she donated 9,100 volunteer hours. She also served as President of the Volunteer Auxiliary Board in 2000 and was awarded as a Lifetime Member in June 2010. Karen is survived by her husband, Edward Cox, of Oklahoma City; daughters, Julie Cox, of Norwalk, CT; and Sally Gill (Steven), of Exton, PA; sons, Raymond E Cox (Diana), of Rockledge, FL; and Robert Lee Cox (Rachel), of Little Elm, TX; her grandchildren, Pierson, Mitchell, and Kannon Gill; Ally and Sydney Cox; Hannah and Nicholas Seamans; sister, Mary Elizabeth "Betty" Sells, of Athens, OH; and brother, Robert Strub, of Savanna, GA. Karen was preceded in death by parents, Robert & Anna Mary Strub, of Canton, OH. Calling hours will be Monday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Vondel L Smith & Son Mortuary, 13125 N. MacArthur Blvd., Oklahoma City. Funeral Mass is scheduled Tuesday, Feb. 13 at 10 a.m. at Epiphany of the Lord Catholic Church, 7336 W. Britton Rd., with a Reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution to .
Published in The Oklahoman on Feb. 11, 2018
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