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Margaret Ruth Fox

POSTED: August 22, 2014 1:16 p.m.

Margaret Ruth Fox, 77, St. Joseph, Mo., passed away peacefully Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014 at her home surrounded by her husband and five children.
Margaret was born Feb. 8, 1937 in Black Wolf, Kan. to Thomas F. and Barbara D. (Janousek) Foote. She was a pre-school teacher and director of the Early Childhood Education Center at St. Francis Xavier Catholic School in St. Joseph, Mo. for 23 years, retiring in 2002. She was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, St. Francis Xavier Adult Choir, the Kansas City-St. Joseph Diocesan Choir, St. Anne’s Altar Society, Catholic Committee on Scouting, National Catholic Educational Association and the National Association for the Education of Young Children. She earned a bachelor’s degree in secondary education from Marymount College in Salina, Kan., as well as bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Early Childhood Education from Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, Mo.
Margaret married Keith A. Fox Aug. 12, 1959 in Ellsworth. She was a loving and adoring mother and grandmother.
She will be missed by scores of friends and students.
Margaret was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Sr. Marilyn Foote, CSJ.
Survivors include her husband, Keith, of the home; one daughter, Marilyn (Dennis) Hector; four sons, Tim (Ellen Reed-Fox), Paul (Kelly), David (Lisa) and Chris (Tammy) Fox; one brother, Thomas (Sharon) Foote; two sisters, Barbara Jean Steiner and Kathy (John) Triplett; grandchildren, Brian (Leslie), Adam and Erin Hector, Maggie, Kate, Matt, Josie, Emma, Luke, Mason, Cole and Tori Fox, and Charles Bollmeyer; great-grandchildren, Aiden and Bennett Hector. 
A Mass of Christian Burial was Saturday, Aug. 15, at  St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Interment followed at Mount Olivet Cemetery in St. Joseph, Mo. Heaton-Bowman-Smith and Sidenfaden Chapel, St. Joseph, Mo., was in charge of arrangements.
The family suggests memorials to the St. Francis Xavier School Endowment Fund or the St. Francis Xavier House of Bread.

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