Michelle Renee Fox-Christy, 52, of Canton, was reunited with her mother on Sunday, October 18, 2020 at her home.
She was born on December 19, 1967 in Keokuk, the daughter of Ronnie Fox and the late Betsy K. (Cole) Fox. She married Terry Christy on October 21, 1989 in Canton and he survives. Michelle was a family-oriented person with a colorful spirit. She was the most amazing mother to Trey and Brittany and loved spending time with her grandchildren. She liked rock hunting, listening to music, doing yard work and being outdoors. Michelle liked to keep house and was very particular and orderly. She looked forward to visiting with her brother Scott nearly every night. She and her sister Misty would bicker back and forth over the telephone (Michelle was right no matter what). She loved her cats and enjoyed looking after them.
Besides her husband Terry, Michelle is survived by her father; Ronnie Fox of Canton, a son; Trey Levi Christy (Eternity Dunn) of Hamilton, Illinois, a daughter; Brittany Renee Christy (Keith Snyder) of Carthage, Illinois, a step son; Michael Christy of Keokuk, Iowa, a step daughter; Lindsey (Nate) Benstine of Keokuk, Iowa, a sister; Misty (Patrick) Schumacher of Canton, three brothers; Ronnie (son) (Brandi) Fox II of Independence, Iowa, Scott Fox (Sarah Stark) of Neeper and Owen “Tiny” Fox (Sue Rogers) of Canton, five grandchildren; Owen “Owie” Christy, Bryson Dunn, Clayton Snyder, Cali Sprague, Rylee Burgess, her beloved nieces & nephews; Heather (Josh) Magruder, Cruze “Jimmy Joe” (Madison) Fox, Ronald “Big Buddy” Fox III, Scarlett Fox, Jasmine Fox (Jay Hightower), Chandler “Johnny” Schumacher, Quintin Fox, Olivia Fox, Faith Fox, Clifford “Cliffy” Fox, Zebulon “Zebby” Fox, Zerelda “Zee” Fox and Ebeneezer “Ebby” Fox, her grandfather; Ralph Cole, her mother in law; Wyrene Christy of Revere, brothers in-law; Pete (Kelli) Christy and Fred (Bev) Christy both of Revere, a sister in-law; Dena Christy (Lee Wayland) of Revere and by several aunts, uncles, great nieces, nephews, cousins and friends and her beloved cats that were like children to her. Besides her mother, Michelle was preceded in death by nine children; Trevor, Tanner, Taylor, Hunter, Gunnar, Tru, Tristan, Tell and Taitton, a brother; Albert “Albie” Fox, a step son; Justin Christy, her father in law; Leroy Christy, her grandparents; Dean & Betty Phillips, Bert Hodges and Albert & Eva Fox.
Funeral services honoring the life of Michelle were conducted at 10:00 am on Friday, October 23, 2020 at the Wilson & Triplett Funeral Home in Kahoka. Brother Gary Whitaker officiated the service. Interment followed at Oakwood Cemetery in Hamilton, Illinois. A visitation was held at the funeral home from 12:00-7:00 pm on Thursday with family present from 5:00 until 7:00 pm. * Please note that this was a closed casket visitation until 5pm Thursday* Those attending services were asked to take appropriate protective measures in relation to the coronavirus pandemic. Memorial contributions in memory of Michelle were suggested to the family to assist with the offset of funeral expenses and were accepted at the funeral home. You are invited to share your memories of Michelle and leave a condolence at www.wilsontriplett.com