Shirley Jean Hochstetler Cox
Last updated 4/22/2020 at 3:27pm
Shirley Jean Hochstetler Cox died at 1:30 a.m. on April 21, 2020, at the age of 67, from complications of a 6-year battle with cancer.
She was born Jan. 6, 1953, to Jesse and Wilma Hochstetler of Nappanee, Ind., and lived the majority of her life here in Transylvania County.
In 1975, she graduated from Messiah College in Pennsylvania, and then married the love of her life. She and her husband, Jim, lived the Navy life for a number of years and then moved to North Carolina in 1982.
Working with children was her passion, which led her to work with A Child's World for many years, afte...