Geneva R. Cox

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202 W. Maple Street Willard OH 44890 9/21/2012 17:00:00

202 W. Maple Street Willard OH 44890 9/22/2012 11:00:00

Geneva Cox, (Bedell) 89, passed away peacefully in Lakewood, Ohio on Tuesday, September 18, 2012 after being diagnosed with cancer less than one month ago. Geneva was surrounded by her family at the time of her passing.
She was born January 14, 1923 in Norwalk, Ohio to the late Leroy and Helen (Arnold) Bedell. She resided in Willard for close to 70 years. Geneva was quietly generous to many, helping those in need. She cooked and delivered lunch for the East Side School students in the 1940’s. She played the violin and piano,often serenading her family in her early years. Geneva’s father, Leroy S. Bedell, was an Ohio State Trooper killed in the line of duty when she only 13 years old.
She had many friends, who will attest she was a fun-loving person with a great sense of humor.
Geneva is survived by her son, Jeff (Joyce) Cox, her daughter, Jackie Cox, her grandchildren, Debra (Scott) Myers, Jeffrey Cox and Geoff (Kristen) Cox, her great-grandchildren, Ashley White, Kelsey White and Colten Myers, and her great-great-grandson, Jordan. She is also survived by her sisters Jean (Phil) Leak and Shirley Mack.
In addition to her parents, Geneva is preceded in death by her husband, Richard, her brother William J. Bedell and her sisters, Mary Wagner and Kay Sommers.
Friends may call at the Secor Funeral Home in Willard, Ohio on Friday, September 21, 2012 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM where the funeral service will be held on Saturday at 11:00 AM with Reverend Doug Beggs officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery in Willard, Ohio. Online condolences can be made at


Carol & Ken Golem - Sep 21, 2012

Jackie,Jeff,Jeffrey and Debbie,Holding all of you,as always,close in my heart,thoughts and prayers. I wish I could be there to honor Geneva,what a special blessing she was!!!! May God’s loving hand help heal your sorrow and touch your hearts with peace, and comfort you and wipe away your tears. With deepest sympathy,love and prayers…John14:27 Carol & Ken Golem

Bonnie Hicks Ryman - Sep 20, 2012

Jackie and Jeff so sorry to hear about Geneva I know there will be a big loss in your family. My heart and prayers go out to all of you

Bobby Buss - Sep 19, 2012

Jackie & Jeff…
Of course, this takes us back to the old neighborhood, which we will always have in common.
We love you and pray for strength and guidance from our Lord…

Rita (Reed) Faidley - Sep 19, 2012

Jackie and Jeff, wanted to tell you both how very sad I was to see that your Mother had passed away.
She was a dear, sweet and loving lady and will be missed by all.
God bless and keep you all in his caring arms.

Gary & Rose Pittenger - Sep 19, 2012

Jackie and Jeff & family- I am so sorry that we lost a very special lady. I will miss the talks on the phone, the visits and the porch light on at night. She was a very special person and I loved her very much.

Deanne Heisler Trill - Sep 18, 2012

Jackie and Jeff, Sending my sincerest condolences to you. What a blessing to have had her for 89 years and that she was able to live independently for so many years. My heart goes out to both of you during this time.

Larry coats - Sep 18, 2012

Dear Jackie and Jeff and family
I wanted to offer my condolences to you. I had worked with your Mom at Pioneer for several years right after high school.Z14

Alan & Cindy Babcock - Sep 18, 2012

Jackie & Jeff and family…Geneva was truely a very special lady and will leave a large void in so many peoples lives. Her contagious laugh…her big heart full of love to share…that sparkle in her eyes..and of course…one of her favorite things to say…Now isnt that just the Pits! One thing for sure she had so much love for her family! We for one feel so blessed to have known Geneva and will always be missed and have a piece of our hearts….sending prayers your way…