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Funeral Service

Union Hill Church of Christ
Wednesday December 22nd, 2021

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Union Hill Church of Christ
Wednesday December 22nd, 2021

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Missouri Veterans Cemetery
Wednesday December 22nd, 2021
1:00pm - 1:30pm

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Wilma R Cozort

Wilma Rose (Mullins) Cozort passed peacefully, surrounded by her eight children, on December 18, 2021, at the age of 86. Wilma was born April 30, 1935, in Bakersfield, Missouri, to Wade and Dorothy Faye (Garrett) Mullins. She was a 1952 graduate of Bakersfield High School and attended Burge School of Nursing in Springfield. Wilma married Herbert Wandell Cozort on February 24,1954, and postponed her nursing career to raise their eight children. Once the children were grown, Wilma pursued her career and retired from the Cox Health system as a geriatric medical assistant. She was a founding board member of the Christian County Health Department, co-developed the first Cox Geriatric Conference in Springfield, and implemented the Cox Senior Health In-Home Services program during her career. Wilma was an active, founding member of the Union Hill Church of Christ in Nixa. She loved traveling, reading, baking, creating floral arrangements, drawing, and tending to the family garden. Wilma could play the piano by ear, had a beautiful voice, and loved long conversations with her family and friends. Wilma displayed a servant's heart and opened her home with grace and hospitality to everyone.

Wilma was preceded in death by her parents; husband of 65 years, Herbert Cozort; one grandson, Justin Eidson; two infant brothers; and three sisters: Mary Watson, Betty Babb, and Donna Rippee.

Wilma's legacy is her family. Her eight children survive her: Rebecca (David) Berry, Susan(Mike) Jones, David (Julie) Cozort, Linda (Mike) Rogers, Jeffrey (Annette) Cozort, Mary(Gordon) Eidson, Daniel (Gina) Cozort, and Steven Cozort. She is also survived by 13 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends, who all loved Wilma "a bushel and a peck."

In place of flowers, please donate to The Herbert and Wilma Cozort/Mullins Endowment Fund at The College of the Ozarks by sending a check to College of the Ozarks, attn: Development Office, PO BOX 17, Point Lookout, MO, 65726 with the name of the endowment fund in thememo. Online donations can be made at https://www.cofo.edu/. Click "give," then click "make a gift, "then choose "other" and a comment to restrict the gift to this endowment fund.

Funeral service will be held at 10 am on Wednesday, December 22, 2021 at Union Hill Church of Christ. Visitation will immediately follow services. Burial is scheduled for 1 p.m. on Wednesday at Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Springfield, Mo.

Arrangements are under the care and direction of Adams Funeral Home in Nixa, Missouri.

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I am so sorry she passed on. I didn't know this until I read Danny's note on Facebook. She & your Dad both were the best neighbors anyone could ever have had. I know you will miss her , but also know that's she's in a better place now & with the love of her life. I'm sure God will be anxious to put them to work in his gardens. Love all you kids. You were just all wonderful kids
( well most of the time!!)

Linda Rice Dec 23 2021 3:34 PM

What a wonderful lady she was. Although I wasn't aware of her accomplishments outside the home, I am aware of her successes in the home. She was a happy, loving mother and wife, and together with Herb raised eight very good citizens. Bravo, Wilma Rose! Job well done.

Dara Gaye Southard-Samuel Dec 21 2021 7:21 PM

We grew up and attended Bakersfield school with Wilma and have many good and lasting thoughts of those times. Very proud to call her cousin and friend. She will always be in our memories as a kind and caring lady. So sorry to learn of her passing. Our very best to her children and their families.

Joe R, Earl W, and Rosalie (Payne) Mullins Dec 21 2021 3:10 PM

So sorry for your loss. It sounds like your mother was a very special lady and you definitely will be celebrating her life. Treasure your memories.

Gayle Cozort Dec 21 2021 11:49 AM

Aunt Wilma will be always remembered for the Wonderful caring personality, smiling, and being there for ALL in her Family. She made Christmas Morning Special realizing that Family was the important thing in her Life. I have wonderful memories of her and your Father which I will treasure forever. May God continue to wrap His arms around all of you during this time comforting, supporting, and encouraging each one of you. May God bless all of you. Love Always, Tim, Amber, and Corby

Amber Redburn Dec 21 2021 8:46 AM

Wilma shared her Pecan Pie recipe with me when we both worked in Senior Health Care and to this day I make it several times a year. She was a blessing to anyone she was around. Praying for peace & comfort in the days ahead.

Dana Ridinger Dec 21 2021 8:01 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Wilma Cozort

Charlotte (Wayne) Gore Dec 21 2021 7:39 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Wilma Cozort

Christine Clark Dec 20 2021 10:38 PM

''Who can find a virtuous woman, for her price is far above rubies.'' (Proverbs 31:10). Wilma Cozort was that woman. It was a joy to know her, to watch her raise her eight children with dignity and grace, and to be the type of person we all aspire to be. Her beauty radiated in her personality and love for her husband and family. What an honor to know her and call her a friend. May God surround you with His comfort and love, and your memories of this precious lady sustain you. She raised some wonderful children and her legacy will live on in you. Love you all!

Muriel and Jerry Wood Dec 20 2021 10:21 PM