Born September 13, 1939, in Uhrichsville, Ohio, Patricia was the daughter of the late Clyde Long and Catherine (Foote) Long. She was a 1957 graduate of Uhrichsville High School. Shortly after, she met her husband Dave at the local skating rink. After dating only 3 months, they married the day he turned eighteen on May 27th, 1958. They had 65 wonderful years together and resided on their beautiful homestead in Gnadenhutten, Ohio.
Patricia was the perfect companion to Dave, serving him as both a homemaker and as a business partner. Some of the things she enjoyed most were decorating their home through the various seasons, planting her flower gardens, raising and riding horses, dancing, watching her favorite Old Western TV shows and spending time with her grand and great-grandchildren. Her fondest memories were when the family was home to visit for the holidays, having all of the grandkids over for pool parties, and traveling with Dave on various adventures in their motor coach. Patricia also attended the Uhrichsville Christian Church.
Patricia is survived by her husband, David D. Cox; son, David Cox and his wife Shay of Gnadenhutten, Ohio; son, Jeff Cox and his fiancée Sheila of New Philadelphia, Ohio; daughter, Mindi Sanders and her husband Richard of Gnadenhutten, Ohio; son, Mark Cox and his wife Anne of Alexandria, Ohio. Grandchildren: Ryan Cox (wife Rebekah); Ty Cox, Zack Cox, Megan Cox, Rebekah Kohler, expecting a son in October (husband John); Danielle Whytsel (husband Lucas); Devin Sanders (wife Chelsea); Lauralee Baird (husband Matt); Ryan Sanders (wife Allison); Emily Britt (husband Seth); John Cox (wife Kristina); Samuel Cox (wife Melody, expecting a baby in February); William Cox, Andrew Cox (wife Mahala) and Elizabeth Cox. Great Grandchildren: Elizabeth Cox, Adrianna Cox, Alyssa Cox, Helena Prevost, Lillia Cox, David Prevost, Deacon Cox, Peyton Kohler, Connor Whytsel, Weston Sanders, Marley Sanders, Brody Baird, McKenna Sanders, Caleb Sanders, Ethan Sanders, Mina Britt, Emery Britt, Estelle Britt, Millie Britt, Roy Cox, Mark Cox, Anna Cox, Adeline Cox, and Amelia Cox.
In addition to her parents, Patricia is preceded in death by her dear sister, Eileen Kreinbihl, and brother-in-law, Robert Kreinbihl, whom she remained close with throughout her life.
Services for Patricia will be private. Memorial contributions in Patricia’s memory may be directed to the Uhrichsville Christian Church, P.O. Box 8, Uhrichsville, OH, 44683 or to the Community Hospice Truman House, 716 Commercial Avenue SW, New Philadelphia, OH 44663.
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Gnadenhutten, OH 44629