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Marikay Fox

November 15, 2013

Mary Catherine “Marikay” Fox, 71, passed away Friday, November 15, 2013 at her home in St. Marys.

She was born July 5, 1942 at Topeka, the daughter of Francis and Gwendolyn Perry Zemek.  Marikay grew up in St. Marys and graduated from St. Marys High School in 1960. 

Marikay worked at the 1st National Bank in Topeka from 1960 until 1965 and later was the bookkeeper for Fox Ceramic Tile, Fox Self Storage and Fox Rentals all in St. Marys. What Marikay enjoyed most were family outings at the cabin, and having all of her children and grandchildren around her.  She especially enjoyed attending her children and grandchildren’s activities.  She was an active member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and had a holy adoration hour at the Adoration Chapel from the start of the program.  She was a member and past president of the Booster Club for many years.  She helped establish the St. Marys Kids Wrestling Program.  

On August 24, 1963 she was united in marriage to Jerry Fox in St. Marys.  They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary this year.  Jerry survives of the home.

Other survivors include a son, Kevin (Jolene) Fox, St. Marys; three daughters, Debbie (Bill) Mulligan, Kristi Marshall and Lori (Rich) Schoenfeld all of St. Marys; a brother, Tony (Freda) Zemek, St. Marys; her sister, Janice (Dan) VandeVelde, St. Marys; 14 grandchildren with a grandchild due in December.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 A.M. Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in St. Marys.  Interment will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, St. Marys.  Mrs. Fox will lie in state after 5:00 P.M. Monday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church where the family will receive friends and a rosary will be recited at 6:30 P.M..  Memorial contributions may be made to the Marikay Fox Memorial Fund and sent in care of Piper Funeral Home, 714 Maple St, St. Marys, KS. 66536. 

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20 thoughts on “Marikay Fox

  1. MariKay was a lady in ever sense of the word. She was well thought of not only by her family, but so many friends and acquaintances. She will be missed by all. Our prayers go out to all of your family members.

  2. Jerry,
    My wife Gloria and I are truly sorry for your loss. We want you and your family to know that our prayers are with you and may God Bless you.

    Lewis & Gloria Webb

  3. We were so sorry to hear about Marikay when Norb called. She was such a sweet person when ever we would be around your family through the years. Know there is a big hole in everyone’s heart.
    Glad we had a nice visit at Norb and Jeanette’s party. We will think about you all often and our deepest sympathy to all.

    • So sorry for your loss. She was a strong lady, her grandchildren adored her. Frequently prayers were offered in religion class by grandchildren
      She will be missed

  4. Jerry & Family,

    So sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you. Remembering all the good times with her will help to heal the pain. God Bless You All.

  5. Our thoughts and prayers are with all the families. We are so sorry for your loss of a wonderful woman! God Bless, DeeAnn and Michael Hurla

  6. So very sorry for your loss. Marikay suffered a lot and is now at peace. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. She will truly be missed.

  7. Jerry & Family, Our sincere wishes for peace at this time. Marikay was such a wonderful woman and dearly loved by many. May God be with you all.

  8. Marykay will be missed….she loved raising her children and being married to Jerry…cooking and caring… always a smile…when she saw those pearly gates …Gwen and Z were there waiting for sure…asking questions like if she had brought along a deck of cards and wanting to know how the river was running….rip…Marykay

  9. MaryKay was a good classmate for all 12 years, we both enjoyed seeing and visiting with her at the HS Reunion in 2010. I actually thought about her in the last couple of weeks and wondered how she was doing. Know now she is doing very well and be happy she is. All of her family are in our prayers
    Steve & Lynn Stephen

  10. I knew Marikay through my sister Mary Ann Taylor, and was saddened to hear of her death. I remember the wonderful times after school when she would be at our house with my sister and their friends. So just sending my prayers and memorable thoughts of her to the family.

  11. To all of you,
    My thoughts and prayers are sent to each of you as you go through this difficult time. I hope the many wonderful memories you have will help you each navigate the road ahead and will keep her spirit with you always. God Bless

  12. Our sincere thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time with the loss of Marikay. God Bless you as you remember and cherish the memories you all had together through the years. Sincerely, Larry & Sue Perry

  13. Jerry and family, Remembering all the good times you have of her and the prayers that are being sent in hope of giving you strength. Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to you and family. We will keep you in our thoughts & prayers.
    Laura L. & Carroll

  14. Thinking of you during this difficult time. May your faith and memories of her help to ease the pain. I know I have many fond childhood memories from over at the Fox house. With deepest sympathy

  15. We are so sorry for your loss. What a neat and special lady! We are praying for all of you. Hope you find comfort as you remember all of the wonderful memories you have together.

  16. Jerry and family,

    Our thoughts are will you at this difficult time. Hopefully the great memories of MariKay will help ease the pain. She was full of life. She is no longer in pain and reunited with her mom and dad. With deepest sympathy. Dan and Tammy Wiltz

  17. To all of you,
    Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with each of you during this most difficult time. God be with you all as you go through this change in your lives and know that she will be with you forever in your hearts and all the wonderful memories of her. God bless each of you.

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