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1934 Marie 2024

Marie Helen Fox

June 1, 1934 — June 3, 2024

St. Johns

       Marie Helen Fox, age 90, of St. Johns, MI, passed away Monday, June 3, 2024, at her home surrounded by her family. 

       Marie was born on June 1, 1934, in Clinton County, (9th child of 12) of Joseph & Anna (Werner) Thelen.  She married Bernard Fox on May 29, 1956. They were married for 60 years and he preceded her in death on May 16, 2016. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, belonged to St. Sylvia Guild Alter Society, former 4-H leader, and for many years she was a hospice volunteer. She loved being with her family, playing cards, bingo, baking, doing puzzles, and taking long walks. 

    Surviving are 5 children: William (Vicky) Fox of St. Johns, MI; Suzanne (Robert) Wallace of Lansing, MI; Carol (Dale) Jury of St. Johns MI & Sun City West, AZ; Thomas (Vera) Fox of Laingsburg, MI; and Ann (Leon) Parker of St. Johns, MI. She is also survived by 9 grandchildren: Erica (Dennis) Bond, Nicholas (Veronica) Wallace, Sarah Wallace, Breanna Fox, Phillip Fox, Ashleigh Fox, Nicol Parker, Taylor (Erika) Parker, and Jessica (Kyle) Pash;  great-grandchildren; Elijah Fox, Ember & Ransom Bond, Jude & Juliette Wallace, Aksa, Kelilah & Ilia Pash, and Oliver Parker and her 2 sisters: Loretta (Jerry) Helm, and Therese (Jules) Poirier; 2 brothers: Stanley Thelen, and Francis (Jeanette) Thelen; and sister-in-law Mary Fox.     She was preceded in death by her loving husband Bernard Fox, parents Joseph and Anna Thelen, granddaughter Alexandra Parker, sisters: Betty Schafer, and Doris Andrews, brothers: Paul, Alvin, Jerome, Donald, and Leon, and numerous brothers and sisters-in-law. 

      A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Friday, June 7, 2024, at 11:00 A.M. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, St. Johns, MI, with Rev. Fr. Michael Williams presiding. Burial will take place at Mt. Rest Cemetery, St. Johns, MI. Visitation will be held on Thursday, June 6, 2024, at Smith Family Funeral Homes- Osgood Chapel from 2-8 P.M. with the family present from 2-4 & 6-8 P.M. A Rosary and time of sharing will be held on Thursday at 7:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Visitation will also be held the hour prior to the funeral at the church.

      In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Peter's Sunny Day Foundation (Supporting the families of children bravely fighting cancer. The mission of the foundation is to create more "Sunny Days" for the families with more time spent making precious memories and less time spent dealing with worries and stress.) or Michigan Northern Ohio Chapter for Juvenile Diabetes, 24359 Northwestern Hwy, Suite 125, Southfield, MI,48075,, or St. Joseph Catholic School, St. Johns, MI.    Online condolences can be sent to www.smithfamilyfuneralhomes.com. The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes - Osgood Chapel, St. Johns, Michigan.

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Visitation

Thursday, June 6, 2024

2:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Smith Family Funeral Homes St Johns

104 East Cass Street , St. Johns, MI 48879

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Rosary will be prayed

Thursday, June 6, 2024

Starts at 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Smith Family Funeral Homes St Johns

104 East Cass Street , St. Johns, MI 48879

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Visitation

Friday, June 7, 2024

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

St. Joseph Catholic Church

109 Linden St, Saint Johns, MI 48879

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Mass of Christian Burial

Friday, June 7, 2024

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

St. Joseph Catholic Church

109 Linden St, Saint Johns, MI 48879

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Burial

Friday, June 7, 2024

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