Mary Jane Cox

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Mary Jane Cox was born on November 23, 1953, in Sumter, South Carolina, to Minnie Lou and Page Albert Sparks. She passed away on May 6, 2015, in Clinton, Oklahoma, at the age of 61 years, five months and 13 days. Mary grew up moving around the United States while her father was in the U.S. Air Force. She spent her high school years in Lawton, Oklahoma, graduating from Lawton Eisenhower in 1972. After graduation, she began attending college at Southwestern Oklahoma State University where she met, and was eventually married to, Terry Dean Cox in Dill City, Oklahoma, on February 3, 1973. Mary and Terry made their home in Dill City, Oklahoma, where she ran a childcare service and was a stay-at-home mother until her children began school. She began working for Burns Flat schools as a paraprofessional working with children with special needs. In 2001, Mary returned to Southwestern Oklahoma State University where she obtained her Bachelor's Degree in Accounting in 2004. She was hired by Britton, Kuykendall and Miller, CPA's and continued until present. Mary enjoyed crocheting, spending time with her Mary Jane Cox grandchildren, cooking at Falls Creek, being the assistant song leader, and teachingthe kindergarten class at church. She was preceded in death by her parents; parents-inlaw, Chester and Marie Cox; one sister, Patty Page Bookout; and maternal and paternal grandparents, Arthur and Frances Choat and Evan and Illa Sparks. Mary is survived by her husband, Terry, of the home; two children, Mary Brianne Madden and husband, Micheal, Norman, Oklahoma, and James R. Cox and wife, Jennifer, Dill City, Oklahoma; five grandchildren, Teddy Dean Madden, Blakely Brandt, Bryson Madden, Trevor Teague, and Carson ox; three sisters, BrendaAllen and husband, Michael, Dill City, Oklahoma, Tammy Johnson and husband, Terry, Dill City, Oklahoma, and Carrie Sparks, Weatherford, Oklahoma; stepmother, Betty Sparks; and a host of step brothers and sisters, other relatives and friends. Services were held Saturday, May 9, 2015, at the Dill City First Baptist Church. Burial followed at the Canute Cemetery, under the direction of Whinery-Savage Funeral Service. Condolences can be made online at