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Nannie Burnside

November 6, 1921 — February 28, 2015

Nannie Belle Cox Burnside, Nannie Belle Cox, age 93 of Springboro, was born November 6, 1921 in Mariba, Kentucky to William and Calista (Jones) Cox She was preceded in death by her loving husband George Burnside in 1994 and her beloved son Willis Murrell who died in 2006. She is survived by one sister, Ada Hardenberg Duckert. Belle  was a selfless caregiver to her invalid son for 62 years. She was a loving daughter, sister, mother, wife neighbor  and aunt. If you were fortunate enough to meet Belle, you loved her. She was a wonderful cook. Her pies and cakes were special treats . She enjoyed crocheting and quilting. Belle had a green thumb and she and George raised large vegetable and flower gardens. They shared with friends and neighbors and spent many summer days canning the garden produce. Belle was a member of the Red Lion United Methodist Church. She leaves behind a host of friends and family and two special friends, neighbor: Fred Maus and great nephew, Roger Cox , to mourn her loss. The family would like to thank the Wood Glen Alzheimer’s Community for all the kindness given to Belle. Friends may call on the family from 10:00 am-11:00 am Friday March 6, 2015 at the Arpp & Root Funeral Home Germantown. Funeral service will follow at 11:00a.m. with Pastor Steve Carney officiating. Burial Springboro Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family suggest contributions be made to Hospice of  Miami Valley.  Below is a copy of Belle Orange Slice Cake Recipe. She made it every Christmas.

Orange Slice Cake
Cook Time: 2 ½ hours
Total Time 3 hours

Ingredients;

1 cup butter or margarine
2 cups sugar
4 eggs
1 teaspoon soda
½ cup buttermilk
3 ½ cups all purpose flour
1 pound chopped dates
1 pound chopped orange slice candies
2 cups chopped pecans
1 ¼ cups flaked coconut (1 can 3 ½ ounces)
1 cup fresh orange juice
2 cups confectioner’s sugar

Preparation:
Cream butter or margarine and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, and beat well after each addition. Dissolve soda in buttermilk and add to creamed mixture. Place flour in large bowl and add dates, orange slice candy and nuts. Stir to coat all pieces well. Add flour mixture and coconut creamed mixture. Dough will be very stiff and easier to mix with hands. Put dough in a greased and floured 13x9x2 inch cakepan. Bake at 250 for 2 to 3 hours. Combine orange juice and confectioners” sugar and pour over hot cake. Let the orange slice cake stand in the pan overnight.
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