Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

Obituaries

January 23, 2013

Joanne Maggard Cox - 1952-2013

PLEASANT VALLEY — Joanne Maggard Cox, 60, of Pleasant Valley, surrounded by family and friends, went to be with her Lord on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, after a prolonged illness in St. Claire Regional Medical Center in Morehead.

She was born July 17, 1952, the daughter of the late Walter and Mattie Maggard of Grayson.

She was preceded in death by brothers Frank, Homer and Bobby Maggard and twins Harold and Carol Maggard.

She was of the Christian faith and a graduate of Prichard High School in Grayson. She worked briefly as a dispatcher for Carter County emergency services. She graduated with a bachelor of science degree in nursing in 1982 from Morehead State University, and then worked as a registered nurse for 12 years at King’s Daughters Hospital in Ashland. She later worked as a part-time nursing instructor at various local colleges and technical schools. She enjoyed cross-stitching, gardening, playing the guitar, antiques, pets and being with family, especially her grandchildren.

She is survived by her loving husband of 42 years, Donald G. Cox of Olive Hill; two sons and their wives, John Jobe and Merunissa Cox of Nicholasville and Roy Matthew and Phyllis Cox of Ashland; four grandchildren, Terra, Montana, Josey and Jonathan; two children she loved as her own, Tallisa and Mike Hall; two brothers, Jack and Leo Maggard of Grayson; her beloved dog, Buddy; and cats Butch and Pinkie. She also leaves many family and friends who will mourn her passing.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, at Malone Funeral Home in Grayson by Lewis Davis, minister. Burial will be in East Carter County Memory Gardens in Grayson.

Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today, Jan. 24, 2013, and after 9 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Condolences may be sent to malonefuneralhome.com.

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