Helena B. Cox, 83

Helena B. Cox, 83, of Wabash,  died at 9:43 pm Wednesday, March 22, 2016 at Parkview Wabash Hospital. 

She was born Sept. 17, 1932, in Washington County,  to Oral and Nellie F. (Trueblood) Johnson.

Helena married Clarence Cox in Wabash on April 29, 1965.  She retired from Wabash Magnetics after 34 years, and also owned along with her husband, Cox's Aquarium in Wabash from 1967-79.  She was a longtime bowler, and enjoyed crafts, gardening, camping, and especially enjoyed yard sales. 

She is survived by her husband, Clarence Cox of Wabash; two children, Denna (Greg) Masters of Princeton, and Stan (Beverly) Garriott of Andrews;, six grandchildren, Dusty (Tony) Moore of New Castle, , Lester (Rebecca) Lawson, Jr of Hopkins, S.C., Randy (Kimberly) Garriott of Newport News, Va., Eric (Jamie) Garriott of Silver Lake, Tyler Garriott of Marion, and Esther (Chris) Cooper of Lynn; 18 great-grandchildren, two sisters, Margarette Stephens of Indianapolis,, and Mary Jean Enochson of Eagle, Idaho, and her brother, Robert Johnson of Austin. 

She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Carolyn Johnson.

Funeral services will be 2 pm Saturday, March 26, 2016, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash.  Burial will be in Lagro Cemetery.  Friends may call 12:30 - 2pm Saturday, at the funeral home.

Preferred memorial is American Diabetes Association.

The memorial guest book for Helena may be signed at


Posted on 2016 Mar 23