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Edythe Cox

September 27, 1930 ~ September 14, 2022 (age 91)
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Edythe Cox, 91, of West Kittanning and most recently residing at Country Meadows Personal Care Home in Bridgeville, PA, died on Wednesday, September 14, 2022, at St. Clair Hospital - Hospice Care Center in Mt. Lebanon, PA.  She was born September 27, 1930 to Albert G. Gosnell and Myrtle (Nill) Gosnell.  Born and raised in Shaler Township near Millvale, PA, Edythe attended Shaler High School (Class of 1948). After graduating, she went to work for The Travelers Insurance Company in Pittsburgh, PA for six years.

Edythe married F. Craig Cox of East Kittanning on May 15, 1954, and settled in Kittanning, PA. Together they had three sons.  Edythe was an active member of Faith Presbyterian Church in Kittanning where she sang in the church choir for over 60 years, volunteered her sewing talents with “Busy Hands / Caring Hearts” to make neck pillows and other items for patients at the Armstrong County Memorial Hospital, and served as a Deacon. Edythe also enjoyed singing with the Armstrong County Choraliers for nearly 10 years.  In her retirement years, Edythe enjoyed working in their yard, sitting on the porch with Craig, and spending time with family.

Edythe is survived by her three sons; James C. Cox and his wife Irma of The Colony, Texas, Roger A. Cox and his wife Sherry of Bethel Park, PA, and Keith E. Cox and his wife Lee Anne of Newburgh, IN; seven grandchildren, Curtis Cox (wife Karissa), Errol Cox, Iroh Cox, Ryan Cox (wife Ann), Courtney Cox, Zachary Cox (wife Rebecca) and Spencer Cox; and one great granddaughter Ryann Elizabeth Cox; and 12 nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 64 years, Craig, by her parents and her three brothers Al, John (Jack), and Don Gosnell, all of Shaler Township.

Family and friends will be received from 2 – 4p.m. and 6 – 8p.m. on Saturday, September 17, 2022, at the Kennedy & Blodgett Funeral Home, 253 N. Grant Avenue, Kittanning, PA. Funeral services will be held at 11a.m. on Monday, September 19, 2022 at the Faith Presbyterian Church, 150 E. Brady Road, Kittanning, PA with Rev. Kathleen Davis officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at alz.org.

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Services

Visitation
Saturday
September 17, 2022

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Kittanning-Grant Ave
253 N Grant Ave.
Kittanning, PA 16201

Visitation
Saturday
September 17, 2022

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Kittanning-Grant Ave
253 N Grant Ave.
Kittanning, PA 16201

Funeral Service
Monday
September 19, 2022

11:00 AM
Faith Presbyterian Church
150 East Brady Road
Kittanning, PA 16201

Donations

Alzheimer's Association Greater Pennsylvania
3544 North Progress Avenue Suite 205 Harrisburg, PA 17110,
Web: www.alz.org/pa

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