Bettie Maudie (Wells) Fox

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Bettie Maudie (Wells) Fox, 85, of Schell City, Mo., passed away July 31, 2015, at the Moore-Few Care Center, in Nevada. She was born April 15, 1930, in Walker, Mo., the daughter of Francis Marion and Lillie Edith (Gamble) Wells. She was united in marriage to J. Calvin Fox on Dec. 24, 1947, and together the couple became the parents of four children.

Bettie worked side by side on the family farm with Calvin until his death on Jan. 22, 2003.

Shortly thereafter she began employment with Wal-Mart in Nevada. This was a position that she enjoyed immensely, meeting many new friends along the way. Bettie's health helped her decide to retire in 2014.

Those left to mourn her passing are two sons, Tommy and Beth Fox (Nevada), and Jimmy and Cheryl Fox (Schell City); son-in-law Harvey Gerster (Schell City); grandchildren, Timmy Fox (Garden City, Mo.), Kenny and Angie Fox (Goose Creek, S.C.), Coleman Cumbie (Buffalo, N.Y.), Travis and Jina (Gerster) Potter (Derby, Kan.), Jordan Gerster (Lockwood), Sabrina (Fox) Black (El Dorado Springs), Josh Fox (Schell City), and Brilan and Cyrus (Goose Creek, S.C.); great-grandchildren, Lillie Gerster, Ethan, Blake, Addison and Philip Potter, and Xzavier Black; brothers, Bob and Dorothea Wells (Schell City), and Harry and Carol Wells (Butler); sisters, June (Wells) Gardner (Raytown), and Sam and Dorothy (Wells) Vantellman (Schell City); along with many beloved nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Aside from her husband, Bettie was preceded in death by her infant son, Roger; daughter, Connie; granddaughter, Joni; and sisters, Lillie Souza, Hazel Green, Mary Gilmore, and Cordelia Reed; along with many brothers-in-law.

The family would like to thank the nurses, aides, and staff at Moore-Few Care Center, in Nevada, for the excellent care given to Bettie over the past several months. You all are appreciated!

Graveside services with interment for Bettie Maudie (Wells) Fox were held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, Aug. 3, at the Green Lawn Cemetery, in Schell City, with Brother Grady Davis officiating. Pallbearers were Jordan Gerster, Travis Potter, Jerry Gardner, Tim Fox, Cole Cumbie, and Roger Prough. Honorary pallbearers were Josh Fox, Mike Reed, and Bill Reed.

Memorials are suggested to Vernon County Cancer Relief in care of the Lewis-Hoagland Funeral Home, in Schell City, whom were entrusted with the arrangements for Mrs. Fox.