Donna Fox, 79

Donna Jean Fox, 79, Huntington, died on May 22, 2016, in Hospice Home, Fort Wayne. 

She was born Sept. 5, 1936, in Huntington County, to Foster and Dessie (Crago) Lassiter.  On Sept. 5, 1958, she married Richard E. Fox in Andrews. She graduated Andrews High School in 1954 as salutatorian of her class.   She was employed with Kitchen Maid, Andrews, until it's closing.  She then was employed with Memcor for 17 years and Pulley-Kellam for 13 years. After retirement she worked as a desk clerk at a motel in Markle. 

Donna and Richard loved Western Square Dancing and danced for 43 years. She liked to travel, fish, sew crochet, knit and read.  She was a loving caretaker of her Aunt Bernice, her husband, Richard, and her mother, Dessie Paxton, until their deaths.

She was a member of the Salem United Methodist Church, North Manchester.

She is survived by her stepsons, Richard E. (Dianne) Fox Jr., Urbana, and Daniel (Linda) Fox, North Manchester; grandchildren, Brandi (Troy) Dahlstrom, North Manchester, Cory (Tonya) Fox, North Manchester, and Michael (Ashley) Fox, Huntington; brother-in-law, Keith Fox; sisters-in-law, Rosie Fox, Joan Drayer, Linda Hunnicutt and Judy Lassiter; six great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren. 

Family and friends may call Sunday, June 5, 2016 from 2-4 p.m. at Salem United Methodist Church, 700 N and 650 E, North Manchester.  Memorial service Sunday, June 5, 2016 at 40 p.m. at the church

Randall Webb will officiate.  For those who wish to honor the memory of Donna Jean Fox, memorial contributions may be made to McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester, to assist the family with final expenses.

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Posted on 2016 Jun 02