Wednesday, December 9, 2009

James Elias Fox, 1919-1993

From an Unidentified Newspaper Obituary
  James Elias Fox, son of Charles and Mary (Kelly) Fox, was born May 16, 1919, in Jerome, Ia., and died Monday, July 5, 1993, in a Kirksville, Mo., nursing home at the age of 74 years.
  He was married to Nellie Fry in January 1941, and to this marriage eight children were born.
  He was married to Vera Stone on April 1, 1972, in Kirksville, Mo.  She survives.
  Also surviving are five sons, Jim Fox, Bettendorf, Ia., Earnst Fox, Bettendorf, Ia., John Fox, Bettendorf, Ia., Ronald Fox, Bettendorf, Ia.,and Danny Fox, Bettendorf, Ia.; three daughters, Mrs. Robert (Jaretta) Dixon, of Colorado, Elizabeth Fox, of Colorado, and Mrs. Preston (Carolyn) Schmidt, Bettendorf, Ia., three step-sons, William Stone, Coal Valley, Ill., Charles Stone, Moline,Ill., and Larry Stone, Moline, Ill.; four step-daughters, Joyce Stone, Stanberry, Mo., Pamela Gordy, Fairfield, Ia., Debra Stone, Fairfield Ia., and Goldie Phillips, Kirksville, Mo., a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren; one brother Abraham "Buster" Fox, Lohrville, Ia.; and two sisters, Jessie Warren, Garden Grove, Calif., and Marguerite Fomaro, Des Moines, Ia.
  He was preceded in death by one brother, Charles Fox, on March 23, 1993; and six sisters, Alice Moore, Goldie McKinley, Stella Kirchner, Irene White, Evelyn Sebben, and Bonnie Mae Fox in infancy.
  Mr. Fox started working in coal mines at the age of thirteen.  During World War II he worked as a welder in defense plants.  He moved to Queen City in 1973 where he built a machine shop which he owned and operated until his retirement in 1989.
  Services were held Thursday, July 8, 1993, in Dooley Funeral Chapel, Queen City, with the Rev. Archie Cooper officiating.  Music was provided by Julia Mullick, organist, and Georgia Ann Robinson, soloist.  Special selections were "Beyond the Sunset" and "The Old Rugged Cross."
  Bearers were Jock Fox, Tom Fox, Leonard Fox, Jonny Poinsetio. Wayne Moore  and Wayne Creasey.
  Burial was in Jerome cemetery, west of Centerville, Ia.

  The editor greatly appreciates the contribution of the above obituary to The Jerome Journal by J. John Mitchell.

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