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Diane L. Cox

Diane L. Cox, age 63, of Delaware, Ohio passed away unexpectedly at her home on Saturday, October 19, 2019.  She was born on September 18, 1956 in Mount Vernon, Ohio to her parents, Kenneth and Pamela Hawk.  Diane was an incredibly devoted wife, mother, and grandmother.  She and her husband of 44 years, Gary Cox, were married at Delaware Bible Church on May 3, 1975.  One of her proudest achievements was seeing her children and her grandchildren accept the Lord Jesus Christ as their personal Savior.  She was a member of New Hope Delaware in Delaware, Ohio.  Diane loved being a grandma and going camping and boating.  She is survived by her loving husband, Gary Cox; parents, Ken and Pam Hawk; sons, Steve (Cheryl) Cox, Jason (Erin) Cox, and Kevin Cox; sisters, Susan (Kevin) Hall and Linda Wine; and her grandchildren, Aurelia, Taylor, William, and Lincoln.  Diane’s family will greet friends at New Hope Delaware, 74 Wootring Street, Delaware, Ohio 43015 on Saturday, October 26, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. with a Celebration of Life to follow at 1:00 p.m.  Please visit to leave online condolences for Diane’s family.

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  • Roy and Brenda Mullins says:

    Gary and boy’s so sorry for your loss our hearts and prayers our with you and your family.

  • Aaron, Angela & Alayna Moore says:

    So sorry for your loss. Prayers to all.

  • Mark & Kathy Copley says:

    Kathy and I were so surprised to hear about Diane over the weekend. Our thoughts and prayers our with your family.

  • Sherry Hedges says:

    Gary…I am so sorry for your loss!! I am praying for comfort for you and your family!! We love you and if you need anything… Please don’t hesitate to reach out!!
    God bless 🙏


  • Greg Trimble says:


    You have my deepest condolences, my thoughts and prayers to you and your family.


  • Karl and Darcy says:

    Dear Gary and family-We were saddened to learn of the loss of your beloved! Diane was one of the sweetest sisters in Christ to know .Please accept our sincerest condolences and let us know if there is anything we can do.Sending fervent prayers for all.

  • Myrna says:

    I am so sorry. I will be praying for all of you! I am going to miss her, but I am sure Diane and my mommy are talking about us! Hugs!

  • Brian Rellinger says:

    So sorry for your loss Jason. You and your family are in our thoughts. Your OWU family is here for you – please let us know if you need anything.

  • Angie + Mike Hale says:

    Mike and I are so sorry for your loss. Diane was such a sweetheart, all the way back to High School. I was shocked to hear of her passing. My thoughts and prayers to all the family.

  • Melanie Carmichael Mcevoy says:

    Sorry for the loss of your beloved wife, mother, grandmother, daughter & sister to Susan & Linda. Prayers for her family.

  • Bill McNamara says:

    To sisters, Susan and Linda, and all of the family, I grieve with you for your loss. But Diane is so incredibly happy right now. I Corinthians 2:9.

  • Peggy Penry says:

    Dear Gary and all your boys we are so sorry to hear about Diane passing she truly was a special lady. Never seen her without a smile on her face. Prayers and hugs from all of the Penry Family and sorry we cant be with you on Sat. But all of you are in our hearts. God be with all of you.


  • Michael & Betty Hopper says:

    Dear Gary and Family:

    Mike and I send prayers to you and the family. Diane had the heart ❤️ of giving back all the time, especially when the boys were in school.

    You both have dedicated your lives to caring for other’s, yet your faith & family came first and foremost, with ❤️ love so unconditional.

    You & Your children and Grandchildren will always have a special Angel watching over you each day.

    Diane when you saw her at any function, she gave it her all, that beautiful smile to those endless hugs.

    She has blessed many of us, with her kindness and caring for her family and friends. We might not see each other daily or for awhile but you never stop caring for friends who have made a difference in your life, Through kindness and being there when it mattered most ! A simple hug or her loving & caring personality with that beautiful smile !

    This is not goodbye, just see you later !

    May God guide your hearts as you come together to give her a Homecoming, to God’s Kingdom. Lifting you all up in prayer ! 🙏

    God Bless,
    Mike & Betty Hopper 🙏🙏

  • Dale Nitzsche says:

    Gary and family,
    Was so sorry to hear about your loss. I know you will find comfort in knowing that Diane is with the ANGELS.
    With heavy hearts
    Dale and Pam Nitzsche

  • Joy Metzger says:

    Cox family
    So sorry to hear about the loss of Diane. She certainly raised three wonderful sons. My thoughts are with you as you celebrate her life.

  • Joe & Dee Peterson says:

    Our hearts are breaking for you and your family. You need anything, you know where to find us.

  • Donna Breece Swisher says:

    Gary and family, I was shocked and saddened to hear of Diane’s passing. May God wrap his arms around you in comfort. Praying for you during this difficult time. I have enjoyed watching your family grow from your marriage to now at two churchex overthe years.

  • Heidi Karas says:

    I’m so thankful that God brought us together. I loved you from the day we meant. Thank you for guiding me to God with Grandpa Hawk. You forever changed my life. My heart broke the moment Amy texted me about your passing. God takes his angels early is what l keep telling myself. I miss you so much and it’s only been a week. I hope one day l am half the woman that you were❤️. God Speed

  • Joan and Fred Manter says:

    We send our sincere condolences to you and all the family. We were so sorry to hear about Diane’s passing.
    The four of us went through Lamaze classes together so many years ago and we remember Diane as a very sweet and fun person. We did enjoy some times getting together back then.
    Fred and I wanted to be sure and reach out to you so you would know that we are thinking of you. Take care.
    Joan and Fred

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