Iva Joan Cox, of East Lynne, Missouri, was born May 23, 1936 in Carthage, Missouri the daughter of Purl Buster and Julia Gladys (Harrill) Pennington. She departed this life on Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at her home surrounded by love and family at the age of 84 years, 1 month and 15 days.
On January 20, 1984, Joan was united in marriage to Robert Lowell Cox in Kansas City, Missouri.
Joan was a real estate broker and owned Hoover Realty, Kansas City, Missouri and later was an accountant for the City of Kansas City in the water department until her retirement 1993. After her retirement, she was an Assistant to the Director of Financial Services at the Metropolitan Community College from 1994-1998. From 2000-2002, Joan was the East Lynne City Treasurer, volunteered for beautification of the East Lynne Rodeo Park and helped produce the weekly bulletin for the East Lynne Assembly of God Church. Joan loved to sew, plant and grow a flower garden, write stories and poetry. Joan had a deep abiding love and trust in Jesus Christ, her Savior. She was known as a graceful lady who was very witty and humorous.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters and a brother.
Joan is survived by her husband, Robert L. Cox of the home; a son, Larry Hoover and wife Teresa, Marionville, Missouri; three daughters, Linda Stevens and husband Daniel, East Lynne, Missouri, Marilyn Partney, Cedar Park, Texas, Barb Shoemaker and husband Ken, Garden City, Missouri; four step-sons, David Cox and wife Lynne, Carson City, Nevada, Douglas Cox and wife Kate, East Lynne, Missouri, Robert Cox and wife Amy, Overland Park, Kansas, Brad Cox, Kansas City, Missouri; two step-daughters, Diana Chavez and husband Jim, Ponca City Oklahoma, Denise Cox, Garden City, Missouri; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; two brothers, Byron "Bud" Pennington, Louisburg, Kansas, Denzil "Buster" Pennington, Lebanon, Ohio; other relatives and friends.
Visitation will be 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. with a funeral service at 10:00 a.m.. Monday, July 13, 2020 at the Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville, Missouri.
A Graveside service will be 2:30 p.m., Monday, July 13, 2020 at the Fasken Cemetery, Carthage, Missouri.
Family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the Heartland Hospice in Butler, Missouri.