The News-Sentinel [Rochester, Indiana]

December 7, 1937


Joseph Eli WOODCOX, aged 73, of 109 North Jefferson street, [Rochester, IN] died at 7 o'clock Monday morning in the Woodlawn hospital from complications after an illness of three weeks.

The deceased had lived in Fulton county for 60 years, where he followed the occupation of farming.  He was born in Defiance, Ohio on October 3, 1865 and was the son of Nelson and Mary WOODCOX.
He was married on March 27, 1898 at Kewanna to Miss Ethel SPURLOCK. Mr. Woodcox was a member of the Church of God of this city.
Survivors are the widow; five sons, Marion [WOODCOX], Paul [WOODCOX], Jonah [WOODCOX] and Hubert [WOODCOX], all of South Bend; and Leonard [WOODCOX], of Rochester; six daughters, Mrs. Mae FULTZ and Mrs. Ida Mae STEININGER, Rochester; Mrs. Mattie PLETCHER, Akron; Mrs. Bessie GOOD, South Bend; Mrs. Bertha GUARD, Bremen and Miss Carrie WOODCOX at home; brother, Ulerick WOODCOX, Rochester; sister Mrs. Ida FRAYER, LaPaz and 28 grandchildren.
The funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Rochester Church of God with Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH of Akron officiating. Burial will be made in the Citizens cemetery.
The body will lie in state at the Foster Funeral Home in Sixth street until the hour of the funeral at which time friends may pay their respects.