Ellen Louise Cox Sork passed away at her home in Ridgway, Illinois on Dec. 14, 2021, surrounded by her family.
Ellen was born to Frank "Teetle" Cox and Dorothy Davis Cook on July 18, 1951. She was an exceptional wife, mother and sister. On Dec. 11, 1967, she married the love of her life, Lyndal R. Sork.
Ellen was highly involved with Lyndal in his ministry and served as the Ladies Ministry president for the various churches that he pastored. She was a member of the Ridgway Souls Harbor Church of God.
Ellen was known for her cooking, gardening, taking care of her cats and dogs, which she called her "babies," and housework, but was mostly well known for being a woman of faith. According to Ellen, the most important event in her life was her acceptance of Christ as her Savior and Lord, saying, "That's when I started living."
She enjoyed reading her Bible, leading singing at her local church, testifying of her faith in God, serving as the Ladies Ministry president, and contacting laity and ministers and their spouses to encourage them and to assist in any way.
Ellen is survived by her husband, Lyndal; two sons, Jason Wayne Sork and Gregory Wade Sork, both of Ridgway; a brother, Frank (Lynda) Cox of Norris City, Illinois; a brother, Charles Wayne Cox of Ridgway; a half-brother, Eddie Cunningham of Huntingburg, Indiana; and several nieces and nephews.
Ellen was preceded in death by her parents; a stepfather, Leon Cook; and a half-brother, Lawrence Cook.
Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 18, 2021 at Cox & Son Funeral Home in Ridgway. The funeral service will immediately follow at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Randy Sork and Rev. Harol Whitlock officiating.
Ellen's interment will immediately follow, at Jackson Cemetery in Ridgway.
Memorial contributions in her memory are suggested to the SIH Cancer Institution. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Notes of comfort or other memorial gifts can be done at coxandson.com.