Edna R. (Ruoss) Fox, 97, Adamstown, volunteered with Cocalico Sr. Center, active in church

By on May 28, 2014

Mrs. Edna R. (Ruoss) Fox, 97, of Adamstown, passed away Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at the Mifflin Center in Shillington.

Born in South Heidelberg Twp., she was the daughter of the late William H. and Sallie (Lorah) Ruoss.

Edna started working at the age of 14. She never learned to drive and walked to the Hope Hosiery Mill in Adamstown for the next 27 years. While working, she met Harold I. Fox. They were married on February 20, 1937. Mr. Fox passed away on April 28, 1978. Edna was an active member of Saint Paul’s Lutheran Church in Adamstown where she sang in the choir for many years.

She started attending and volunteering her time at the Cocalico Senior Center. For the past 24 years, five days a week, Edna could be found at the center involved in all kinds of activities. She scheduled the local ministers for Monday morning Bible Study. She served as Head of Hospitality and as Project Council Representative. Four times a year Edna visited other Senior Centers to report on happenings at Cocalico and to report back on what the other centers were doing.

Edna enjoyed playing Wii bowling, crocheting and knitting baby caps, prayer shawls, afghans, and she liked to read books. Edna truly loved to bake and enjoyed making goodies for family and friends.

Surviving are five children: Melvin S., husband of Sandra (Hoover) Fox of Shillington; Janet M., wife of Richard “Skip” Werner of Mohnton; Leroy K., husband of Linda (Hess) Fox of Ephrata; Irvin W., husband of Cynthia (Barthel) Fox of Birdsboro; and William H. Fox of Adamstown; 13 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; a brother: Samuel Ruoss of Myerstown; three sisters: Anna, widow of Clyde Althouse of Denver; Sara, wife of Wilbur Bentz of Wernersville; and Nancy, widow of Carl Noecker of Womelsdorf.

She was predeceased by four brothers and four sisters.

Relatives and Friends are invited to attend her Funeral Service on Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at Saint Paul’s Lutheran Church, 80 E. Main St., Adamstown, with Pastor Sandy Gideon officiating. A viewing will be held from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the church. Interment will be in Pleasant View Cemetery, Sinking Spring.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in her memory to Saint Paul’s Lutheran Church, 80 E. Main Street, Adamstown, PA 17569 or to Cocalico Senior Center, 156 W. Main Street, Reinholds, PA 17569.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Giles & Yeckley Funeral Home and Crematorium, Inc., of Mohnton. To offer the family online condolences, visit gilesandyeckley.com.

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