Frances Fox


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Posted Online: Nov. 16, 2012, 5:34 pm
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Frances L. Fox, 95, of Rock Island, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, at Trinity Rock Island.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Monday at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, Rock Island. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Burial is at Calvary Cemetery, Rock Island. Memorials may be made to American Red Cross or American Heart Association.
Frances was born on Dec. 23, 1916, in Rock Island, the daughter of Thomas R. and Clara L. Devenyns Fox.
She had been employed for over 30 years in the investment and accounting departments at Modern Woodman of America.
Frances was a member of St. Pius X Catholic Church, Rock Island, and formerly at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Rock Island.
She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, needle point pictures and volunteering at the former St. Anthony's Hospital, Rock Island. Frances received presidential recognition as a gray lady with the American Red Cross for 3,000 hours of knitting and was proud to have helped many small businesses start with accounting advice.
She is survived by cousins, Geraldine Crimmel, Dr. Kent Duyvejonck, Eileen Southwood; special friends, Tony West, June Spates, Jane and Larry Tschappat, Jean and Clarence McGuinty, Shirley and Ron Phillips.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and a sister, Clara L. Fox.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.wheelanpressly.com.














 



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