- Ada, Oklahoma

January 16, 2014

Shirley Jean Cox

Ada — Services for Shirley Jean Cox, 69, Ada, are 11 a.m. Friday at Criswell Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. David Gray will officiate. Burial will follow at Rosedale Cemetery. 

The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday at Criswell Funeral Home.

Mrs. Cox died Monday, Jan. 13, 2014 at an Oklahoma City hospital. She was born March 4, 1944 at Ada to Pete and Wilma Jean Neal Atkeson. She attended Byng schools.

She married Albert Cox in 1959 at Byng. He preceded her in death on Nov. 16, 2001. Mrs. Cox was previously employed with Blue Bell Mfg. Co. as a seamstress.

Survivors include four sons, Grant Cox, Kerry Cox, Brian Cox and Shannon Cox, all of Ada; a daughter, Kathy Willis and husband Troy of Ada; four sisters, Beverly Osborne, Wanda Chasteen, Velma Bishop and Bertie Faye Sissenstein; a brother, Monroe Atkeson; two half-brothers, Kevin and Rusty Atkeson; 13 grandchildren, Mandy Stevens, Sheena Stevens, Lathan Stevens, Jason Stevens, Darla and Casey Cox, Nicole Cox, Brandi Cox Gizzle, Cassie and Brandon Cox and Brianna Stevens; and 26 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, Bennie Atkeson on Sept. 24, 2003; and two great-grandchildren, McKayla Stevens and Talon Leonard.

Bearers will be Darrell Carter, Kenny Lyda, Joe Imotichey, Kerry Cox, Shannon Cox and Tim Fijol.