Phyllis E. Cox, 83

Phyllis E. Cox, 83, of New Bremen, died  at 6:55 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012, at the St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima.

She was born on Feb. 12, 1929, in Springfield. She was the daughter of Forrest and Willa (Hall) McCaughey. On July 3, 1948, she married James Cox who died on Aug. 9, 1990.

Survivors include her children, Michael (Judy) Cox of Cleveland, Thomas (Marion) Cox of Austin, Texas, Susan (David) Gibboney of Troy and Jamie (Patrick) Lampert of New Bremen; seven grandchildren; four great-grandsons; her sister, Helen Wheaton of Leesburg.

Preceding her in death along with her parents and husband were her two brothers, Cecil and William McCaughey.

Mrs. Cox was a member of the Faith Alliance Church in New Bremen. She was also a member of the Red Hat Society, the Friends of the Library of New Bremen and the New Bremen Historic Association. She and her husband were avid campers and enjoyed traveling to many different destinations over the years. After moving to New Bremen, she became a nurse’s aide at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys and then began working at Crown Equipment Corp. in New Bremen, retiring in 1992. After retirement, she became a kindergarten and elementary school aide at the New Bremen Elementary School

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Faith Alliance Church with the Rev. Thomas Sager officiating. Interment will follow in the German Protestant Cemetery, New Bremen.

The family will receive friends from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home in New Bremen and from 10 a.m. until the time of services on Wednesday at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the church memorial fund. Condolences may be left at