Mary Kathern Cox, 92, of Claytor Lake, Dublin, passed away very peacefully at LewisGale Hospital Montgomery on Sunday, June 28, 2020.
Mary was born Aug. 10, 1927, in Washburn, WVa., to Calvin Newton and Barbara Cox. She graduated from Harrisville High School. After graduation, she went to Blacksburg and went to work at Virginia Tech. She worked 16 years in the biological agriculture department and then worked for the federal government until she retired.
Mary was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, James (Pete) Walter Cox, Jr.; her sister Ava Allen and her husband, Art; and a nephew, Arthur Vernon Allen. Mary and Pete had a wonderful life at Claytor Lake. They enjoyed traveling, square dancing and most of all, spending time with their many friends.
Mary is survived by two nephews, Jack and Vickie Allen and children in McMinnville, Ore., and Don and Donna Allen and children in Gaston, Ore. She will be missed by her caregivers Johnny and June Cox and their families. A graveside service with the Rev. Gary McCoy and the Rev. J.B. Beane officiating was held on Friday, July 3, 2020, at 11 a.m. at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Christiansburg.