Elizabeth Catherine “Gram” Fox, 98, of Gardner died Friday, Dec. 17, 2010, at Olathe Medical Center.
She was born Dec. 12, 1912, in Le Roy, to Robert Lewis and Mabel Maud (McDowell) Clark. She graduated from Le Roy High School and obtained her teacher’s certificate at Emporia State Teachers College.
On Dec. 23, 1933, she married Virgil Maynard “Jack” Fox in Le Roy. In 1935 they moved to Iola, then to Gardner in 1976. She was a pattern maker for H. L. Miller and Sons, Inc. and retired after 33 years with the company. She was a housemother for ZTA sorority at Baker University and the Phi Kappa Alpha fraternity at the University of Kansas. She also worked as a server at North Supply Myron Green Cafeteria.
She was a member of First Christian Church of Iola and attended Edgerton United Methodist Church. She enjoyed reading and was an excellent seamstress. Her husband died in 1969.
She is survived by her daughters, Shirley Ann Strack, Gardner, and Phyllis Rae Mattingly and her husband, Larry, Fleming Island, Fla.; five grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. A son-in-law, Gary Eugene Strack Sr., died earlier.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Edgerton United Methodist Church. Burial will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday in Le Roy Cemetery.
Memorials to Edgerton United Methodist Church or St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital may be sent to Bruce Funeral Home, Inc., P.O. Box 192, Gardner, KS 66030. Condolences may be sent online to brucefuneralhome.com.
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