Clara Jane Cox


September 10, 1945 – March 18, 2020

Clara Jane Cox, age 74, of Squirreltown in Green Township in Adams County, Ohio, died Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at her residence.  She was born September 10, 1945 in Green Township.  She was preceded by parents, Robert and Myrle (Hayslip) Nelson; and her husband, Merlin Hugh Cox. 

Clara is survived by one son, Merlin Robert Cox of Squirreltown; one daughter: Carla Renee Brown of Rome; two grandchildren: Kelli Knechtly and husband Chris of Peebles and Kyle Brown of Squirreltown; two great-grandchildren:  Aspen Jade and Heidi Jane Knechtly of Peebles; three sisters: Patricia Tipton of Friendship, Leona Rister of West Union and Emma Williams of West Union and many nephews and nieces. She was a 1965 graduate of Manchester High School. She retired from the Adams County/Ohio Valley School District and was a library aide, cook and pre-school aide for 20 years.  Clara was a cook and baker at the Olde Wayside Inn in West Union in the 1980’s.

Memorial donations may be made to Autism Speaks, 4700 Rockside Road, Independence, Ohio 45131. The visitation is Sunday, March 22, 2020 from 3 until 5 PM at Lafferty Funeral Home in West Union. The funeral is Sunday, March 22, 2020 at 5 PM at Lafferty Funeral Home in West Union.  Pastor James “Terry” Fite will officiate.  The private interment is at Sunshine Ridge Cemetery in Green Township. Lafferty Funeral Home Incorporated of West Union is serving the family.


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