Madonna A Fox
January 9, 1934 ~ August 11, 2014
Madonna Anne (Showalter) Fox, age 80, of Elma, IA, died on Monday, August 11, 2014 at the Colonia Manor in Elma. She fought a courageous battle with cancer. Madonna Anne was born on January 9, 1934, the youngest of seven children of Joseph and Kathryn (Garmen) Showalter. She graduated from Immaculate Conception Academy in 1952, worked at Interstate Power for four years and married Jerry Fox on September 14, 1955 at Immaculate Conception Church in Elma. Madonna was a woman of strong religious conviction and many talents. She was a seamstress, a home making perfectionist, master of cooking, an exceptional baker and a grand hostess to all. She enjoyed decorating, painting, quilting, crocheting, vegetable and flower gardening. She loved to play bridge competitively but mostly she loved her family and was always ready to give her time to help them. She was a second mother to her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Madonna is survived by her husband Jerry of Elma, IA; three sons Dan (Ellen) Fox of Elma, IA, Steve (Maridee) Fox of Moreno Valley, CA, and Karl Fox (Stacy Hanson) of Elma, IA; eleven grandchildren Tera (Willie) Schroeder, Kelli Fox ( Teri Duffie), Sarah (Dave) Weis, Krista (Eric) Blunt, Trisha Fox (Michael Vernak), Michael Fox ( Kassandra Treangen), Seth Fox, Lee Fox, Mary Ann Fox, Brooke (Travis) Hacker, and Dan (Kassidy) Arp; six great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents Joseph and Kathryn Showalter; her daughter Holly; siblings Eileen, Marcene, Dan (Bud), Everett, Dale and Robert (Bob).