In Loving Memory
PLAINS – Mildred Vivian (Farrar) Fox, age 92, died on March 9, 2010 at Wheatridge Park Care Center in Liberal, KS.
Born December 3, 1917, at the family farm in the Oklahoma Panhandle south of Hugoton, KS, she was the daughter of Warren Morton and Mae Vivian (Parli) Farrar. She attended school in Hugoton, KS, graduating from Hugoton High School in May 1935. She traveled to California to visit her sister and decided to stay and find a job. She met her future husband, Wendell B. Fox, while standing in a job line. Although they had never met before, they discovered they were both from Southwest Kansas. He was raised in Plains, KS. They were married three months later on March 2, 1937, in Huntington Park, California. He died on May 20, 1993. She and Wendell lived in California three years before returning to Kansas to farm south of Plains. They farmed from 1940 to 1975 when he retired. They enjoyed several years of traveling and spending winters in south Texas during their retirement.
She was an active member of the Plains United Methodist Church for over 50 years. Over the years, she held various offices in the United Methodist Women’s group and was one of the original members of the quilting group at the church. She contributed many talents to her church and community work. She was an active member of the former YWCA and was an active 4-H leader when her children were young. he was a member of the Winona Chapter of Order of the Eastern Star. In her later years, she enjoyed making quilts and crocheted afghans for her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her favorite thing was to be with family and to bake wonderful cinnamon rolls and various kinds of pies to the delight of all. She was an avid reader, digesting the daily newspaper from cover to cover, figuring out the “word search” in the newspaper each day. She read various periodical magazines and was always up to a good political debate.
She is survived by her three children, Wendell B. Fox, Jr. and wife Sharon of Plains; Gail E. Reiss and best friend Richard Hill of Woodward, OK; and Warren F. Fox and wife Susan of Plains. She is also survived by eight grandchildren, Douglas B. Fox and wife Trista of Plains; James B. Fox and wife Kelly of Houston; Tamra Vincent Brown and husband Kent of Weatherford, OK; Bryan R. Vincent of Plano, TX; Vivian (Lori) Vincent Raper and husband Scott of Moore, OK; Amye Fox Baker and husband Joel of Murphy, TX; Beth Fox Giesick and husband Craig of Sublette, KS and Cara Fox Borth and husband Jay of Plains, KS. She is survived by seventeen great-grandchildren Erin Marie and Cayden Fox; Danika Ford and husband Jesse; Devin Brown; Brooke Vincent; Christopher Raper; Noah, Gage and Sydney Grace Baker; Kelsie Brannon; Chelsea, Brendan, Jalane and Jaren Giesick and Nick, Hayden and Jack Alan Borth; one sister, Audrey McNutt of Scott City, KS; nephew, Eugene Robertson of Cerritos, CA; great- nephews, Duane Roberson and wife Deb of Wellington, CO; David Roberson; Daren Roberson and wife Ronna, all of Ft. Collins, CO; two great-nieces, Debbie Luciano and husband John of Wray, CO; Kerri Robertson of Fontana, CA and many great-great nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, one brother Warren Morton Farrar, Jr., two sisters, Ruth Farrar Robertson Cook and Mary Beth Farrar and two nieces, Carol McNutt and Ellen McNutt Roberson.
o Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, March 13, 2010, at Plains United Methodist Church with Pastor Steve Morgan presiding. Burial will follow at Plains Cemetery.
Visitation will be 1 – 8 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. Friday with family present to greet friends from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Friday at Kitch-Brenneman Funeral Home, Liberal.
Memorial contributions may be made to Plains United Methodist Church in care of Kitch-Brenneman Funeral Home, 1212 W. 2nd, Liberal, KS 67901.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.brennemanfuneralhome.com.