Nellie Irene Wilcox


Nellie Irene Sansom Wilcox, of Grove City, passed peacefully at 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, 2019. She was 95.
Known by family and friends as "Irene," she was born in Grove City Jan. 5, 1924, to Frank and Nellie (Hedglin) Covert.
Irene married Robert J. Sansom Aug. 24, 1940; he preceded her in death May 9, 1986.
Irene later married Ralph Wilcox Sept. 9, 1988; he preceded her in death on May 16, 2006.
Irene was a homemaker and a longtime member of Wayside Community Church.
She is survived by four children, Gary L. Sansom and wife Mary Anne, Slippery Rock; Jo Anne Burns, Ansonia, Ohio; Dennis J. Sansom and wife Deborah, Grove City; and Douglas J. Sansom and wife Peggy, Vienna, Ohio; 11 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
Irene was preceded in death by her parents; both husbands; a son-in-law, Gerald Burns; two sisters, Vera Armstrong and Ruth Dietrick; and four brothers, Wayne, Leo, Russell and Glenn Covert.

Nellie Irene Sansom, 95, Grove City.
Calling hours: 11 a.m. to time of service Tuesday (8-20-19) in CUNNINGHAM FUNERAL HOME, 306 Bessemer Ave., Grove City.
Service: 1 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home.
Burial: Crestview Memorial Park, Inc., Grove City.
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Published on August 17, 2019
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John and Carol Filer
Aug 18, 2019
Irene, will be missed by many, when she was well, she never missed a Sunday in Church. She was always cheerful and pleasant to visit with. She is with our Savior, no more illness or sadness . We will miss her in Church. Heaven gained a bright new Angel who will never be forgotten