Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Charles Wesley Fox, 1909-1993

Daily Iowegian - March 1993
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  Charles Fox, 84, of Centerville, died Sunday morning, March 28, 1993, at his home in Centerville.
  He was born in Jerome on January 29, 1909, the son of Charles Wesley and Mary (Kelly) Fox. He married Anna Kauzlarich at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Centerville on Feb. 17, 1930. She survives.
  Also surviving are his three sons, Leonard and wife, Bernie, of Cedar Rapids, Tom and wife, Joan, of Cedar Rapids, Jack and wife, Josephine, of Centerville; three daughters, Judy Young, and husband, Pete, of Fort Meyers, Fla., Jane Curtis of Oklahoma City, Okla., Betty Riedel and husband, John, of Ottumwa; 19 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Jessie Warren of Garden Grove, Calif. and Marqurite Formaro of Des Moines; two brothers, James Fox of Queen City, Mo. and Abraham (Buster) Fox, of Lohrville.
  He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Charles Wesley Fox, Jr.; six sisters, Alice Moore, Goldie McKinley, Stella Kircher, Irene White, Evelyn Sebben and Bonnie Max Fox.
  His mining career began at the age of 12 years, working along with his father in the Appanoose County mines. He was also employed as a maintenance and mining machine operator at all four Sunshine Coal Company mines. In 1951, he purchased the Riverside Coal Company in Mystic. He ended his mining career in 1971 at the closing of New Gladstone Coal Company, the last pony mine in Appanoose County.
  He was a member of the St. Mary's Catholic Church, the United Mine Worker's of America, the ...gles and a lifetime member of the Appanoose County Historical Society.
  Funeral mass will be held Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church, with Father V... Hoying and Father Joe Nassal officiating.
  Burial will be in the Jerome Cemetery. Rosary services will be held Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Lange Funeral Home.
  A memorial has been established to the St. Mary's Catholic Church and may be left at the funeral home.

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