Edith Lucille Cox Rothwell, 87, of Wilmington, Ohio, died Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at the Ohio Veterans Home, Georgetown, Ohio. Her husband, Kenneth Carl Rothwell, survives. They were married November 30, 1954. Mrs. Rothwell was born on August 23, 1923 in Martinsville, Ohio, daughter of the late Elmer and Lorena Varvel Cox. Mrs. Rothwell was a veteran of the U.S. Navy (WAVES). She was a member of the New Antioch Church of Christ.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Barbara (Frank) Jones of New Antioch, Ohio; a son, Michael (Tara) Rothwell of Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania.; three grandchildren, Shelby (Tom) LaPine, Dylan Rothwell, and Liam Rothwell; two great grandchildren, Luke LaPine and Angel LaPine; and one great-great grandson, Cole Thomas Glidewell. In addition to her parents, six brothers, Chester Cox, Donald Cox, Dorsey Cox, Charles Cox, Ray Cox, and James Cox; and a grandson, Franklin Jones II, are preceded in death.
Funeral services will be 1:00 PM, Saturday, May 28, 2011 at the New Antioch Church of Christ, 1101 Antioch Road, Wilmington, Ohio with Rev. Tim Ramsey officiating. Burial will be in the New Antioch Cemetery. Friends may call from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM, Saturday, May 28, 2011 at the New Antioch Church of Christ. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Cincinnati, 644 Linn Street, Suite 1026, Cincinnati, Ohio 45203.