Charlotte N. Fox
Charlotte N. “Tootie” Fox, 96, went peacefully into the arms of her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018, at Geisinger Medical Center. Charlotte was the wife of the late James E. Fox with whom she shared 52 years of marriage until his death on Oct. 14, 1993.
Born on August 11, 1921, in Shamokin, Pa., she was the only child of the late Charles E. Haley and Marion N. Rebuck Haley. When Charlotte was four years old, her father passed away. Her mother later married Willard Wiest who became Charlotte’s stepfather. Other than a few years in New Jersey when she was young, she resided in the Shamokin area. Charlotte put her faith and family first her entire life. Volunteer work was extremely important to her. She was involved in numerous activities within her church, St. John’s U.C.C. Charlotte was also very active in the band boosters, PTA, Tall Cedars Auxiliary, Eastern Star, Hospital Auxiliary, Women’s Club and Boy Scouts Auxiliary and enjoyed singing with the Choraliers. She held various jobs earlier in life but the most important one was as secretary for the Shamokin School District where she was introduced to her future husband by her future father-in-law who also was her boss. Her hobbies included traveling on bus trips, dancing, gardening and spending time with family. Charlotte’s greatest blessings were her children and their families.
Charlotte is survived by her sons, James B., of Carlisle Robert E. (Marty), of New Columbia and William E. (Patty), of Williamsport; daughter-in-law, Barbara Alderson, of Carlisle; son-in-law, Daniel Koss, of Lewisburg; grandchildren, Danny Fox, Jeff Fox, Karen (Dane) Sweeney, Scott (Heidi) Fox, Todd (Alicia) Fox, Evelyn (Chris) Fox, Chris (Heather) Fox, and Lindsey Clayton; and great-grandchildren, Jake, Deven, Dillan, Kelsie, Klaire, Hazel, Juliana, Jayce and Cole.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her beloved daughter, Barbara A. Koss; and a step-grandson, Chad H. Fry.
Funeral services to honor Charlotte’s life will be held at Farrow’s Funeral Home in Shamokin on Saturday, February 3 at 1 p.m. Burial will follow at Odd Fellows Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home prior to the service from 12 noon to 1 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Charlotte’s name to St. John’s U.C.C. in Shamokin.