Helen Trueheart Cox, Owned food brokerage

July 07, 1993|By Shannon Murray | Shannon Murray,Staff Writer

Helen Trueheart Cox, a former president of the National League of American Pen Women and owner of a food brokerage business, died of a stroke June 27 at her home in Northeast Baltimore. She was 80.

Born and reared in Boonsboro, the former Helen Lakin was a 1939 graduate of what is now Towson State University. She later worked for the Wilson food brokerage firm, while taking advanced studies in art and business administration, and in the late 1960s she established her own food brokerage company.

Mrs. Cox was active in the Daughters of the American Revolution. According to niece Patricia Lemkuhl, she was instrumental in establishing the Star-Spangled Banner Flag House and worked for the restoration and preservation of the Constellation.

Mrs. Cox was president of the National League of American Pen Women during 1972-1974. She retired from her food brokerage business in 1987.

Her first husband, Herbert Trueheart, died in 1980.

Mrs. Cox is survived by her husband of 10 years, Herbert Cox; a brother, Robert E. Lakin of Boonsboro; two nieces, Patricia Lakin Lemkuhl and Eleanor V. Lakin, both of Boonsboro; and two grandnieces.

Services were Thursday at the Mitchell-Wiedefeld Funeral Home in Rodgers Forge.

The family suggested donations may be made to the National League of American Pen Women, Pen Arts Building, 1300 17th St. N.W., Washington 20036-1973.

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