Grace E. Fox

First Posted: 6/9/2010

Rockford, Ill.

Grace E. Fox, 88, died June 7, 2010, at Swedish American Hospital, Rockford, Ill.

She was born June 21, 1921, in Nyack, N.Y., to Joseph and Marian Blauvalt, who preceded her in death. She married William Howard Fox, who preceded her in death.

Mrs. Fox resided at Cor Mariae Center, where she was extremely involved in activities and made many friends with the residents and staff.

Survivors include a daughter, Gloria Johns; two grandchildren, Cheri Johns and Patrick (Krystal) Johns; and a great-granddaughter, Abigal.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Maude Happel; and a brother, Robert Dunning.

Services will begin at 12:30 p.m. Friday at Sunset Funeral Home, Machesney Park, Ill. The Rev. Taka Iguchi will officiate. Burial will be at 9 a.m. Tuesday in Memorial Park Cemetery, Lima.

Friends may call from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday, after the service, at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family.

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