West Melbourne, FL–Edythe Evans Cox passed away on May 6, 2022. She was born in Mount Vernon NY on July 23, 1928 to Alice E. Evans and Harold R. Wohanka and moved to Garden City in 1936. She attended Garden City public schools graduating in 1946, and then Wheaton College in 1950 where she received a degree in Art History. Edythe married Richard Graves Cox, Jr. on December 29, 1951. After obtaining a Masters in Education, she taught first and second grades in Malvern, NY and Cleveland, OH. Edythe continued her passion for teaching into her later years by working with ESL students teaching them to read.
Edythe and Richard returned to Garden City in 1963 to raise their family. Edythe served her Garden City community in many ways over her lifetime, but her focus was her faith community at the Cathedral of the Incarnation. She served in leadership on the Altar Guild and Cathedral Women was also employed by the Cathedral as their bookkeeper for many years. She was a gifted artist and had boundless curiosity and optimism. Her loving husband of 55 years passed away in September of 2006 and she had the good fortune to marry for a second time in 2010 to Robert Preston White of West Melbourne, FL, who passed away in 2013.
She is survived by her daughter, Nancy Cox of Asheville, NC, her three grandchildren: Elizabeth McSorley of Richmond, VA, Ian McSorley of Stamford, CT and Cameron McSorley of Charlotte, NC, and her sister-in-law, Catherine E. Cox of Branford, CT. A celebration of life was held on Saturday May 21, 2022 at her residence community of Buena Vida Estates in West Melbourne, FL.
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