Mrs. Fox died at 4:25 a.m., Friday, September 28, 2012, at Ozarks Medical Center.
She was born December 29, 1930, at Siloam Springs, Missouri, to Joe Burdine Johnson and Rosey C. Collins Johnson. On April 1, 1950, she was married at Salem, Arkansas, to Melvin Fox. Mrs. Fox was a homemaker and had worked at Howell Valley School cafeteria, West Plains Welcome Center and the Missouri Career Center. She was a member of Richards PTO and New Liberty Quilt Club. She loved Bible School and enjoyed traveling, sewing and housekeeping; she was known for her hospitality when anyone stopped by to visit. Mrs. Fox was of the Baptist faith and had been a member of New Liberty Baptist Church since 1957.
She is survived by her husband, Melvin Fox, of the family home; five children, Donna Newberry, husband, Noble, West Plains, Missouri, Kelvin Fox, wife, Sharon, Dora, Missouri, Denzil Fox, wife, Vicky, Vanzant, Missouri, Lesa Hall, fiancé, Scott Park, West Plains, Missouri and Kim Burtchett, husband, Derrick, Pomona, Missouri; fifteen grandchildren, Brad, Mike, Craig, Stacey, Shelley, Charity, Candace, Chelsea, Dylan, Shaina, Shelbi, Shanda, John, Michael and Melissa; twelve great-grandchildren, Brett, Jacob, Kaylynn, Alyssa, Maddie, Lexie, Brylon, Braxton, Parker, Keegon, Chloe and Cheylea; two special cousins, Nona Oaks and Marie Hudgeons; and several nieces and nephews.
Her parents, two brothers, Norman and Lonzo Johnson, three sisters, Evelyn Fox, Delores Short and Loverne Harris, precede her in death.
Visitation will be from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Monday, October 1, 2012 at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Howell Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to New Liberty Cemetery or St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. On line condolences may be expressed at robertsondrago.com.