Obituaries

CLARA R. FOX -

Clara R. Fox, 82, left us on June 14, 2013 after a long life helping others.

She was the wife of Donald L. Fox with whom she shared 53 years of marriage.

During her working years she was a lab assistant, a retail clerk, a teacherís aide with Chester County Intermediate Unit, a rural mail carrier, and a visiting home care nurse.

Clara was active in Brownie Scouts and Girl Scouts, girls softball, Avon-Grove Middle School PTA, and was a champion bowler in tournaments in many states and Canada, winning many trophies. She visited many places in England and Europe as a guest of her daughter and her son-in-law, George DeShields. She enjoyed making quilts and sewing for her family members.

She is survived by four daughters, Lynn Blake of Avondale, Susan Jones of West Grove, Barbara DeShields of Florida and Amy Scott of North Carolina; 16 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a brother, Arnold Reeves.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Nora Dixon.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 19 at New London Missionary Baptist Church, 226 Pennocks Bridge Rd., West Grove, where friends may call from 9-11 a.m.

Interment will be in Union Hill Cemetery, Kennett Square.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Brandywine River Valley Hospice, 121 Bell Tower Lane, Oxford, PA 19363. The family thanks Brandywine River Valley Hospice for enabling Clara to spend her last days at home. All donations to them will be appreciated by the family.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by the Edward L. Collins, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc., Oxford, PA.

On-line condolences may be made at www.elcollinsfuneralhome.com.