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Date: Sun, 2 Jul 2006 14:29:33 -0400


Fox, Benny Lee

Benny Lee Fox, age 50, died May 5, 2006, at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. He was born in Kansas City, MO on November 11, 1955, son of Kenneth Lee and Jo Ann (Crawford) Fox. He spent his childhood in Gashland and Gladstone, MO, graduating from Oak Park High School in 1974. He has lived in Avondale, MO since 1979. Ben became a millwright in 1978, and was a member of Local 1529 Union for over 25 years. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, a vintage car and Harley enthusiast, and a member of the Chillicothe Boat Club. He was preceded in death by his parents, and is survived by his son, Jason Fox of Avondale, MO; wife, Cinda Sue of Gladstone; sibling families Ken and Donna Fox of Gladstone; Herm and Deb Claussen of Lawson, MO and Stephanie Sawyer of Liberty, MO and her fiancé Bruce Inlow; nephews Ken Fox III, Troy and Joey Sawyer, Travis and Trent Claussen and niece Cortni Sawyer. Visitation will be held Wednesday May 10, 2006 from 6-8 p.m. at D.W. Newcomer's Sons White Chape!
l, 6600 NE Antioch Road, Gladstone, followed by cremation. (Arr: D.W. Newcomer's Sons White Chapel, 816-452-8419)
Published in the Kansas City Star on 5/7/2006.
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Fox, Bertha Craig "Peach"

Bertha "Peach" Craig Fox died peacefully on May 20, 2006 at Aberdeen Village in Olathe, KS. She was 87 years old. A memorial service will be held Tuesday afternoon, May 23, at 4 p.m. at D.W. Newcomer's Sons Johnson County Chapel at 11200 Metcalf in Overland Park, KS. There will be a visitation at the chapel from 3 to 4 p.m. preceding the service. A burial service will be held on Wednesday, May 24, at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Joplin, MO. Peach was an Overland Park resident for the past 5 years. She was married to Dr. Irwin T. Craig of Joplin, MO, who was a physician in the community. She and her husband lived in Joplin for over 30 years. She was born May 27, 1918, to Carl and Eleanor Piowaty and grew up in Chicago, Illinois. She attended high school at St. Mary's of Notre Dame, where she was valedictorian, before going to Sophie Newcomb College in New Orleans. It was there that she met her husband, "Craig", and they married in 1937. After Craig's medical internship, residency and!
World War II service, they settled in Joplin, where Craig opened his medical practice. During her 32 years in Joplin, Peach was active in local activities and worked to bring strong art and civic programs to Joplin. Peach was an avid gardener, loved to paint, travel, and enjoyed golf. In 1976, they moved to Sarasota, Florida, where she continued to be involved in local and civic activities. In addition, she took up fine jewelry making and exhibited her works in several shows. After 50 years of marriage, Craig passed away in 1988. Peach later married Paul Fox who passed away in 1992. Peach continued to live in Sarasota until 2001 when she moved to Cypress Court in Overland Park, KS, where she made many friends and received loving care from a dedicated staff. She remained there until 2005 when she moved to Aberdeen Village. Peach was devoted to her family and was a wonderful wife, mother, and grandmother. She is survived by her daughter, Tandy Craig Wood of Overland Park, KS;!
her daughter, Sherry Craig Vincent and her husband Jack Vincent of Seabrook Island, South Carolina; and her son, Kyle Craig and his wife Elyse of Denver, Colorado. She is also survived by nine grandchildren: Allison Wood Weiner and husband David, Craig Wood and wife Holly, Laurie Wood, Eric Vincent and wife Sasha, Stephanie Vincent Luther and husband Donald, David Vincent, Kasey Craig McJunkin and husband Jamie, Corey Craig Griffin and husband Russell, and Darcy Craig. She also leaves 13 great grandchildren. Peach's family wishes to thank the staffs of both Cypress Court and Aberdeen Village for making her life secure and joyful as she dealt with the "long goodbye" of Alzheimer's disease, as well as the committed care of the wonderful staff at Kansas City Hospice. Peach will be remembered and greatly missed by family and caregivers alike whose lives she made brighter. The family suggests memorial contributions in Peach's honor to Kansas City Hospice, 10100 W. 87th, Suite 10!
0, Overland Park, KS 66212 or The Alzheimer's Association of Kansas and Missouri. (Arr: D.W. Newcomer's Sons Johnson County Chapel, 913-4511860).
Published in the Kansas City Star on 5/22/2006.
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Fox (Ret.), Colonel Francis A.

Colonel (retired) Francis A. Fox, 83, Lee's Summit, MO, passed away Saturday, July 2, 2005, at the Missouri Veterans Home, in Warrensburg, MO. A funeral service with full military honors will be held Thursday, July 7, 2005, at 1 o'clock in the afternoon at the Missouri National Guard Armory, 310 East McKinsey Street in Moberly, MO. Visitation will be held from 11 o'clock in the morning until 1 o'clock in the afternoon at the Armory on Thursday. Burial in Huntsville Cemetery. Colonel Fox was born March 14, 1922, in Denver, CO, to Mr. Frank P. Fox and Anna Thieman Fox. When he was a very young child, the family moved to Moberly, MO, where he attended Catholic elementary school, junior high school, senior high school and junior college. In August 1942, Colonel Fox joined the U.S. Army Air Corps as an aviation cadet. He served as a P-38, P-51, and P-47 pilot in the 9th Tactical Air Force in Europe during World War II--he was only one of three pilots from his squadron to survive !
their missions. In 1946, the Missouri National Guard requested he organize Company C, 175th MP Battalion. He recruited 68 officers and men from the Moberly and surrounding area, training in Moberly and Fort Leonard Wood. The unit was federalized and called to active duty on September 1, 1950. Colonel Fox retired from the Army in 1972, having served 30 years. Among the posts that he held were Plans and Operations Officer, Battalion Executive Officer in the 175th MP Battalion; Operations and Plans officer for the MP School in Fort Gordon, GA; Security Officer/Provost Marshal in Seoul, Korea; Commanding Officer, 34th CID in Fort Knox, KY; Provost Marshal in Aviation Center, Fort Rucker, AL; Chief, Crime Prevention Division in Seventh Army, Stuttgart, Germany; Provost Marshal/Security Director in Boeblingen, Germany; Deputy Provost Marshal, Continental Army Command, Fort Monroe, VA; Provost Marshal, Thailand; and Provost Marshal, Fort Stewart, GA. Colonel Fox is a graduate of th!
e U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, KS. Colonel Fox is survived by his wife, Jimmie, of the home; two daughters, Jane Amelon (husband Richard) of Virginia Beach, VA, and Carol Jeffcoat of Belton, MO; three grandchildren of whom he was very proud; 1st Lt. Robert L. Jeffcoat, USA, 101st Airborne, Fort Campbell, KY; LT Mariah Amelon, USN, Hawkeye Top Gun Instructor, Fallon, NV; and Sarah Amelon, a mechanical engineer with Hayes-SeayMattern, in Virginia Beach, VA. Also, a brother, Lawrence Fox, Lenox, MA; cousins Doris Duckworth, Macon, MO, Jim Wilson and Betty Wilson, Davenport, IA; Roberta Wood, Columbia, MO; and Herman Thieman, Moberly, MO, as well as the men of Company C, who live throughout the U.S., and the many friends he made wherever he went. Funeral arrangements are being made by the Patton Funeral Home, Huntsville, MO, (660--277-3218). Donations may be made to the Moberly Parks and Recreation Department. In 1995, former Company C members p!
resented a marble bench to the Fox Park in Moberly, MO, upon which is engraved: "Colonel Fox, to a fine man and a great officer."
Published in the Kansas City Star on 7/6/2005.
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Fox, George A.

George A. Fox, 76, Pleasant Hill, MO passed away August 25, 2005. Cremation with memorial services to be scheduled at a later date. (Arrangements: Stanley & son Funeral Home, 203 N. Armstrong, Pleasant Hill, MO 816-540-5550)
Published in the Kansas City Star on 8/27/2005.


Fox, Jessica Anne (Schmidt)

Jessica Anne (Schmidt) Fox, of Rochester, Minnesota, died Wednesday, March 29, 2006 as the result of an automobile accident. Jessie was born March 6, 1979 to Mary Beth and Barry Schmidt in Kansas City, Missouri. After attending St. Peter's Elementary School and Pembroke Hill High School, Jessie graduated with a degree in Criminal Justice from Marquette University. Jessie married her high school sweetheart, Tyler Fox, on May 6, 2005. They moved to Rochester for his residency at the Mayo Clinic where Jessie worked in the Organ Donor Transplant Unit. Jessie grew up in a loving and busy home with her mother, Mary Beth, her sisters Abby and Emily of Kansas City and her twin sister Christine, currently of San Francisco, California. Jessie displayed an unassuming and caring personality from an early age and was an unfailing source of joy and support for her family. She consistently chose to make a difference in the lives of others through her work at the Mayo Clinic and in the crim!
inal justice system in Kansas City, Missouri. Jessie's sweet smile, quick humor and quiet determination will be missed by her husband, Tyler, and his family, her mother and sisters, her grandfather, John Latenser, and her large extended family. Jessica was preceded in death by maternal grandmother, Barbara Ann Latenser; paternal grandparents, Paul and Peggy Schmidt. Visitation will be at St. Peter's Church, 6415 Holmes Rd., Kansas City, MO on Tuesday, April 4, 2006 from 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., with the rosary at 7:30. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 5. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Jessica A. Fox Memorial Fund to benefit the Mayo Clinic, c/o Heartland Bank, 4801 Town Center Drive, Leawood, KS 66211 or to St. Peter's Catholic School, 6400 Charlotte, Kansas City, MO 64131. Jessie's family expresses deep appreciation for the exceptional kindness shown to them in Rochester by the staff of St. Mary's Hospital and the Mayo Clini!
c. (Arr; The Muehlebach Home, 816-444-2060).
Published in the Kansas City Star on 4/3/2006.
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Fox, Martha Virginia

Martha Virginia Fox, 83, of Lake Tapawingo, MO, a lifelong area resident, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family, on Friday, November 11, 2005 at St. Mary's Hospital in Blue Springs, MO. Services will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday, November 15 at D. W. Newcomer's Sons Noland Road Chapel, Independence, MO. Visitation 6-8 p.m. Monday, November 14 at the chapel. Burial in Mount Washington Cemetery, Independence, MO. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or Rockwood Baptist Church. Martha was born in Kansas City, MO. She was a member of Rockwood Baptist Church in Independence. She retired after working in Ingredient Preparation for the Independence Regional Health Care Center's Café. She was preceded in death by her husband Charles Fox in 1985. Survivors include her daughters, Vicki and husband James Booker, Pittsburgh, PA, Linda and fiancee Dick Yocum Hills, Lake Tapawingo, MO, Donna and husband Mike Romantum, Independence, MO; sister, Graci!
e Mae Crawford; eight grandchildren; and thirteen greatgrandchildren. (Arr; D.W. Newcomer's Sons Noland Road Chapel, 816-2528900).
Published in the Kansas City Star on 11/14/2005.
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Fox, Millicent Fay "Dolly"

Millicent Fay Fox, 64, Overland Park, KS passed away December 1, 2005 at the University of Kansas Medical Center following a courageous battle with cancer. She was surrounded by her loving family at the time of her death. Millicent was born in 1941 in Detroit, MI. to James and Helen, who preceded her in death. Millicent was an outstanding homemaker and cook. She was full of life and giving to other people. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends. She is survived by her sweetheart, best friend, and husband of 44 years, Robert, her son Rob, Jacksonville, Fl, her daughter Heather Williams and her husband Rodney and their three children, her dear, beloved grandchildren, Jacob, Annika, and Elijah, all of Olathe, KS., mother-in-law Mildred Fox, Gosse Pointe Woods, MI., brother-in-law Dean Fox and his wife Christel, Ann Arbor, MI, nephew Peter Fox and his wife Deena, Royal Oak, MI., nephew David Fox, Ann Arbor, MI. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, December 7!
, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. at Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home, 14275 S. Blackbob Rd., Olathe, KS. Visitation will be Tuesday, December 6, 2005 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Burial, Mt. Moriah Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the Cancer Center at the University of Kansas Medical Center, 3901 Rainbow Blvd., Kansas City, KS 66160.
Published in the Kansas City Star on 12/5/2005.
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Fox, Virginia "Dell"

Virginia "Dell" Fox, 85, Raytown, MO passed away February 18, 2006. Funeral services will be held 1 PM, Friday, Feb 24th at Raytown Christian Church. A visitation will be held 6-8 PM, Thursday, Feb 23rd at Missouri Funeral Care, 6113 Blue Ridge Blvd, Raytown, MO. Burial in Floral Hills Cemetery, KC, MO. Memorial contributions may be made to: ALS Assoc, Keith Worthington Chapter, 8340 Mission Rd, Suite B-4, Prairie Village, KS 66206. Dell was born August 1, 1920 in Bell, MO. She is a 1938 graduate of Raytown High School. She was always proud she graduated from Warrensburg Teachers College and worked as a teacher for year prior to marrying her husband. She lived in Raytown for over 84 years. In 1939, Dell worked as a "curb hop" where she met Francis Fox. In 1940 they married and she began her over 60 years career at Fox's Drugs. During World War II, she ran the store by herself while her husband went away for war. She is a member of Raytown Christian Church where she was activ!
e in the Choir and the Four Seasons group. She is preceded in death by her husband, Francis T. Fox; one sister and one brother. Survivors include: sons & daughters in law, Thomas & Helen Fox, Mission Viejo, CA, Gary & Sue Fox, Kansas City, MO; daughters & sons in law, Carol & Everett White, Overland Park, KS, Kathie & Patrick Batten, Atlanta, GA; sisters, Elwyn Reuteler, Jonesboro, AR, Dr. Betty Young, Lexington, KY; grandchildren, Sherri Rudesill, Tom Fox JR, Doug Fox, Gunner Fox, and Tyler Fox. (Arr. Missouri Funeral Care, 816-353-1700)
Published in the Kansas City Star on 2/21/2006.
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Fox, William W. "Bill"

William "Bill" W. Fox, 59, of Grandview, MO, died Saturday, November 5, 2005 at Providence Medical Center. William was born in Niangua, MO. He was a registered land surveyor with Anderson Survey Co. William was a loving husband, father, grandfather, son, and will be deeply missed by all who knew him. He is survived by his wife, Pat; son, Jamie and his wife, Jen; son, Chris and his wife, Missy; his mother, Neva Fox; grandchildren, Alexis and Mason. Visitation will begin at 6 p.m. Thursday, November 10 at Community of Christ Church, 12600 Byars Rd., Grandview, MO where funeral services will begin at 7 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 6700 Antioch, Suite 100, Merriam, KS 66204. (Arr; D.W. Newcomer's Sons Longview Funeral Home, 816-7616272)
Published in the Kansas City Star from 11/8/2005 - 11/9/2005.
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