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M. F. Eileen Fox, 94, of Ft. Gratiot, died Sunday, April 30, 2017.

She was born February 19, 1923 in Detroit to the late Frank and Annie Swan. She married Frank Fox on June 14, 1941. He died December 12, 1979.

Eileen loved being around children, especially her grandchildren, her family was extremely important to her. She was very devoted to her faith. She loved to china paint and enjoyed going on senior trips with her friends.

She is survived by her daughters, Ann E. Wildie, Marguerite M. "Maggie" (Douglas) Cross and Teresa M. (Jeffry) Ropposch; grandchildren, Doni, Robin, Rene, Thomas, Tammy, Matthew, Patrick, Daniel, Katherine "Katie", Nicole and Christopher; 18 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and her dear friend, Wilma.

She was preceded in death by her son, Thomas Fox and her six brothers.

Visiting hours will be 5-9 p.m. Wednesday at Karrer-Simpson Funeral Home. A Rosary will be recited at 6 p.m. in the funeral home.

Funeral Mass will be 11 a.m. Thursday May 4, 2017 at St. Mary Catholic Church with visiting from 10 a.m. until the service time. The Rev. Zbigniew Zomerfeld will officiate. Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery.

Eileen's family would like to thank the staff at New Life Adult Care for the wonderful loving care they have shown to their mother and grandmother over the past few years.

Karrer-Simpson Funeral Home