Charlotte A. Cox, 87, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, February 15, 2021, surrounded by her family. Charlotte was born May 19, 1933 to Thomas & Ora Wheatly.

Charlotte and Don were married for 61+ plus years until his passing in 2014. Together they had 7 children, including a daughter who died at birth.

Charlotte loved her children and was proud of all of their accomplishments. Charlotte retired from Saydel Consolidated Schools after 27-years as a bus driver, which she thoroughly enjoyed. During retirement she worked part-time alongside her husband at the Frank W. Smith Retirement Center for 4-years. Charlotte taught Sunday school, sang in the Living Christmas Tree, assisted setting up the Annual Christmas Tree Lights at First Church and volunteered in numerous other ways at the church.

Charlotte is survived by her children: David (Brenda) Cox, Roger (Connie) Cox, Carolyn (Kevin) Mears, Donette Ramsey, John (Barb) Cox, Brett Cox (Melissa), plus 20 grandchildren – 38 great grandchildren and 6 great-great grandchildren. Charlotte is also survived by sisters Madeline Morey & Kathy (Tom) Lutz, brother Jack (Ruby) Wheatly and many other loving family and friends.

She was preceded in death by: Don (husband), Charlotte (daughter), Ted Ramsey (son-in-law) Katilynn Spicer (great-grandchild), Thomas & Ora Wheatly (parents), Tom Wheatly (brother) and Deanna Peterson (sister).

Family will receive visitors from 5:00 – 8:00 PM Friday, February 19, 2021 at Hamilton’s near Highland Memory Gardens, 121 NW 60th Ave., Des Moines, IA. Celebration of Life Service will be at 9:30 AM Saturday, February 20, 2021 at First Church of the Open Bible at 2200 Beaver Ave, Des Moines, IA. Memorial contributions may be designated to “Cox Missionary Support” (Roger & Connie Cox Cambodian Missions Acct.)

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