Constantine; Helen Agnes CAMPBELL COX, 96, of Constantine, died Nov. 28, 1998, in Heartland Health Care Center, Three Rivers, following a brief illness.
She was born May 4, 1902, in Winamac, Ind., a daughter of William and Mary (LaFEVER) CAMPBELL. A graduate of Winamac High School with the Class of 1920, she attended Ohio Northern University.
In the early 20s she was a legal secretary for Judge Pyle in South Bend, Ind.
On June 24, 1925, Helen was married to Joseph A. COX and they moved to the Flint area where she worked for the A.C. Spark Plug Co. as an executive secretary from 1925 to 1931. Then in 1931 she moved with her husband to Constantine where they owned and operated the Advertizer Record and Publishing Company.
Joseph preceded her in death on Feb. 26, 1980.
She was a very active member of the community and was a member of the AARP and was the oldest member of the Constantine United Methodist Church. In earlier years she was very active in the Sunday School, Choir, and WSCS School. Helen also was a lifelong fan of Notre Dame and the University of Indiana.
Surviving are her 2 daughters and their husbands, Joelen and Dr. Charles ZIMONT of Constantine and Judith and Edmund TYNAN of Scottsdale, Ariz.; grandchildren and their spouses, Cathy Jo ZIMONT, Jeffrey and Peggy ZIMONT, and Todd ZIMONT, all of Constantine, and Ben and Kathy ZIMONT of Plainwell, Tricia TYNAN of New Hampshire, Kirsten and William BAGGESEN of Tucson, Ariz., Mara and John GILMORE of Royal Oak, Mich., and Laressa, Megan, Joseph and Erin TYNAN, all of Phoenix, Ariz.; great-grandchildren, Rayn, Adam, Allison and Megan ZIMONT; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, Helen was also preceded in death by her parents and 9 brothers and sisters.
Relatives and friends will be received from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at the Eley Funeral Home in Constantine and at the Constantine United Methodist Church from 1 p.m. Thursday until the time of the service at 3 p.m. Pastor Russell Logston will officiate.
Memorials may be directed tot he church restoration fund.
Transcribed from an original newspaper clipping from the 'Sturgis Daily Journal', which serves the St. Joseph Co., Michigan area.
Copy provided by Sturgis Public Library.