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D. Charlene Cox

October 16, 1933 — April 6, 2024


Dorothy Charlene Cox, 90, of Indianapolis, Indiana, passed away on April 6, 2024. She was born on October 16, 1933, in Westfield, Illinois, to parents, Charles Elliott and Dorothy (Vanscoyk) Elliott.  

Charlene graduated from Arsenal Tech Highschool in 1951. She later dedicated her career to serving others with grace and skill. She began at Indianapolis Power Light before becoming the executive secretary at Henry Myer Architect. Later in her career, she brought her talents to Ivy Tech Community College, where she served as the executive secretary for the college president. 

Beyond her professional accomplishments, Charlene's true passion lay in caring for those around her. She was known for hosting gatherings where she would entertain friends and family with delicious meals cooked with love. Her warmth and generosity touched the lives of many. 

In addition to her career and hosting duties, Charlene found joy in crafting and cooking. Whether creating handmade treasures or preparing meals for loved ones, she poured her creativity and care into everything she did. She loved her grandchildren and played a very active role in their childhood. 

Charlene is survived by her son, Joseph Cox (Mary); grandchildren, Wendy (James) Hasser and Courtney Cox; great-grandchildren, Mary Elizabeth “Ellie” Hasser and James Joseph “JJ” Hasser; and brother, Hoagland Elliott. She also is survived by several nieces and nephews.  

She was preceded in death by her loving husband, James E. Cox; her parents; and brother, Richard Elliott.  

Services will be private for Charlene.  
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