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Grace B. Cox

March 18, 1929 — May 12, 2023

March 18, 1929 – May 12, 2023

Grace Buckwalter Cox, 94, went to be with her Lord, with her family by her side, at

Landis Home Community, May 12, 2023. Grace was born in Trooper, PA on March 18, 1929. She

was the daughter of the late Harry and Orpha Buckwalter and the loving wife of the late

Stanford F. Cox for 60 years.

Grace graduated first in her class at Collegeville-Trappe High School and earned her way

through West Chester State Teachers College by waitressing at Hadden Hall in Atlantic City, NJ.

In 1951, Grace graduated with a degree in Health & Physical Education and then worked at

Wickersham Elementary School in the Lancaster City School District. When her four children

were busy in school, she worked at the Lancaster Church of the Brethren for sixteen years as

an Administrative Assistant and later was in charge of the Baby Room for three and a half years

at The Brethren Village Day Care Center.

Grace’s life revolved around service to the community and her church. A member of the

Lancaster Church of the Brethren, Grace taught children’s Sunday school, was a Deacon, served

on the Church Board and was the Funeral Coordinator there. Grace volunteered for the

Hempfield Meals on Wheels, the Lancaster-Lebanon Literacy Council, a member of the Musical

Art Society and Secretary of Church Women United of Lancaster County.

Grace enjoyed gardening, cooking and sewing. She loved her family and was an amazing

wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Grace is survived by daughters, Lucinda

and her husband Randy Subers of Houston, TX and Audrey and her late husband Kent Shisler of

Hanover, PA, and two sons, Timothy Cox and spouse Keith Pope of Vancouver, Canada and

Steven Cox with wife Beverly (Ressler) of Mountville, PA. Grace is survived by six grandchildren,

Sarah (Shisler) Schwarz with husband Alston, Leah (Shisler) Stone with husband Jonathon. Tyler

Cox and wife Tara (Rogers), Rachel Cox, Ashley Cox, Melissa (Cox) Sauder and husband Alex. She

is survived by two year old great grand daughter Willow Grace Schwarz.

At her request, Grace’s body has been donated for medical research to the Humanity

Gift Registry of the State of Pennsylvania. Memorial contributions in Grace’s memory may be

sent to the Lancaster Church of the Brethren – 1601 Sunset Avenue, Lancaster, PA 17601,

Water Street Mission – 210 South Prince Street, Lancaster, PA 17601 or World Vision

Friends and relatives are invited to the Memorial Service, Saturday, June 24, 2023 at 11 am at Lancaster Church of the Brethren 1601 Sunset Ave. Lancaster PA 17601.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the DeBord Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory,

141 East Orange Street, Lancaster, PA 17601
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