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Elva Rita Cox
Feb 16, 1914 - Oct 25, 2008


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Elva R. and Lester L. COX

Alva Cemetery


Posted by Jo Aguirre

Enid News and Eagle (OK)
Deceased: Elva Cox
Date: October 27, 2008

A funeral service for Elva Rita Cox, of Enid, formerly of Alva, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2008, at the Anderson-Burris Funeral Home Chapel in Enid. Dr. T.A. Chick will officiate. The graveside service will be at 1 p.m. in Alva Cemetery.

Elva, daughter of the late William and Ida A. Hager, was born Feb. 16, 1914, on a farm south of Cherokee, Oklahoma, and went to be with her Lord Saturday, Oct. 25, 2008, at the age of 94, at Greenbrier Nursing Home, with her family by her side.

Elva moved with her parents to a ranch 12 miles west of Hardtner, Kansas, in 1921. She attended Northwestern State Teachers College in Alva, where she received her teacher's certificate. Elva was a member of First Christian Church and past Noble Grand of Alva Rebekah Lodge No. 44, where she served as musician for many years. She was united in marriage to Lester Cox April 2, 1934. He passed away Oct. 29, 1993. Elva moved to Enid on Feb. 16, 2007.

Elva was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and one daughter, Rita Mae McMurphy of Alva; six brothers, Chester, Iro, August, George, William and John Hager; and one sister Nina Morris.

She is survived by one daughter, Jo Ann and her husband, Dr. Theron A. Chick of Enid; son-in-law Robert McMurphy of Alva; five grandchildren, Terry Chick and wife Sheryl, Randy Chick and wife, Haven, all of Enid; Allen McMurphy and wife, Karen of Yuma, AZ; Leslie McMurphy and wife, Sandra Marie of Roseville, MI; and Steve McMurphy and wife, Sandra Kay of Santee, CA; ten great-grandchildren; five great-great grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

Condolences may be made online at www.andersonburris.com.


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