Bette Lou Cox

Bette Lou Cox, 82, formerly of Vienna/Parkersburg, passed away on April 16, 2013, at Manor Care Health Services in Westerville, Ohio.

She was born Oct. 5, 1930, at Clarksburg, W.Va., daughter of Albert and Mary Criss. She graduated from Notre Dame High School and attended West Virginia Business College in Clarksburg. Bette was actively involved with the Vienna Recreation Association as a leader for the tennis program for many years. Additionally, she worked for the Wood County Board of Education as an Adult Education Instructor. She was also a member of St. Andrew’s Methodist Church since 1962. But more importantly, she was a devoted wife, mother and friend. People will remember her for her positive outgoing personality as well as her great sense of humor.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley Cox; brother, Roy Criss; and sisters, Madolyn King and Thelma Bartos. She is survived by her daughters, Mickey Cox and Cheryl Enslen (Nobby), both of Westerville, Ohio; and two grandchildren, Lauren and Andrew Enslen.

Visiting hours will be 6-8 p.m. Thursday evening at Lambert Tatman in Vienna, and a funeral service will begin 11 a.m. Friday. The Rev. Dr. Thomas McDowell is presiding. There will be a graveside service 2 p.m. Friday at Bridgeport Cemetery, Bridgeport, W.Va.

The family requests that memorials be made to St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church, Parkersburg, W.Va.