Mabel Irene Cox
Mabel Irene Cox
CONVOY, Ohio — Mabel Irene Cox, 92, of rural Convoy, died at 11:44 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017, at the C.H.P.-Inpatient Hospice Center in Van Wert, Ohio.

She was born on Sept. 17, 1925, in Union Township, Van Wert County, Ohio, the daughter of the late Oscar J. and Lydia (Storm) Bauer. On April 9, 1944, she married W. Merle Cox, who preceded her in death on Dec. 1, 2007.

Mabel was a loving mother, devoted wife and homemaker. She had attended First Baptist Church in Van Wert and was a 1943 graduate of Union High School.

Family survivors include her daughter, Joy Cox of New Haven, Indiana; three sons, Dennis (Suzanne) Cox, Jerald (Marty) Cox, and Terry Cox, all of Convoy, Ohio; three grandchildren, Janette (Brandon) Griffith, Jason (Stephanie) Cox and Jerod (Brenda) Cox; and six great-grandchildren, Lydia and Jacob Griffith, Brady and Andrew Cox, and Dylan and Danika Cox.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Diane Irene, in infancy; brother, Elmer John Bauer; and two sisters, Anges Bauer and Norma VanDemark.

Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 30, 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church, officiated by Pastor Steve Robinson. Visitation is scheduled from 9-11 a.m. Saturday at the church. Burial will follow at I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Convoy.

Memorial contribution to the First Baptist Church Building Fund. Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded at