Brenda K. Fox

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202 W. Maple Street Willard OH 44890 12/21/2012 14:00:00

Greenwich OH 44837 12/22/2012 11:00:00

Brenda K. Fox, age 63, resident of Willard, Ohio passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at Mercy Willard Hospital. She was born on July 15, 1949 in Lackey, Kentucky and had been a Willard resident for over 45 years. She was a 1967 graduate of Willard High School and had worked at the former Ben Franklin Store, the Goodwill, IGA and retired with her husband Jim from the Willard License Bureau which they operated for fifteen years. Brenda was a member of the Greenwich First Baptist Church and the church’s ladies group, she enjoyed reading and adored her four grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband of 43 years, James E. Fox, whom she married on February 14, 1970; two sons, Todd (Beth) Fox of Willard; and Tim (Kristin) Fox of Brunswick, OH; four grandchildren, Cooper, Ellen, Carlie and Ryan Fox; a sister, Judy (Keith) Tschanen of Sycamore, OH; a brother, Terry (Lisa) Ousley of Ashland, OH; three brothers-in-law, Delmer Bailey of Shiloh; Donald Heilman of Sycamore, OH; and Ob Spencer of Garrett, KY; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her father, Alfred Duff; her mother, Alice (Crager) Ousley; and four sisters, Bertha Bailey, Betty Spencer, Freda Ousley and Donna Heilman.
Visitation will be held at the Secor Funeral Home in Willard, Ohio on Friday, December 21, 2012 from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 PM. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, December 22, 2012 at 11:00 at the Greenwich First Baptist Church with Pastor Gary Adkins officating. A dinner will follow the funeral service at the church. Memorial contributions can be made to the Greenwich First Baptist Church. Online condolences can be made at


Karen Wolfe Ferlito - Jan 6, 2013

Belated condolences to the Fox Family on the loss of Brenda. I am very sorry to hear that Brenda has passed. It is really difficult to imagine.
Karen Ferlito

Karen Dickinson - Jan 3, 2013

Jim I am so sorry to hear about your lose.

GARY WEAVER - Jan 3, 2013


Penny Braker - Jan 2, 2013

Fox family:
You are all in my prayers.
Brenda was loved so well by her family and all who knew her…
Now she will be loved and adored by all in the Heavens.
While we, here on earth, feel the loss and emptiness…
Heaven holds special places for wonderful people like Brenda.

Larry & Yvonne Fowler - Dec 25, 2012

Fox family, so sorry to hear about Brenda. You are in our prayers.

Jeremy and Krista Sowers - Dec 24, 2012

We are so saddened to hear of your loss! We pray that you find strength, courage, and healing.

Fela Rodriguez - Dec 22, 2012

Jim so sorry on your loss. Brenda was a very nice lady who had a smile for everyone. My prayers are with your family.

Betty (Bea) Harris - Dec 22, 2012

Jim and family, may the memories of happier days bring you peace and the love of family and friends give you comfort in the future.
Brenda always had a smile for anyone she met.. she was a good friend to the WHS Class of 1967 and shall be missed.

Kathy Thornton - Dec 22, 2012

I am so sorry for your loss. Brenda was such a beautiful person. She will certainly be missed. Prayers going out to all of you during this very difficult time.

Sharon and Rick McDowell - Dec 22, 2012

Fox Family – So sorry for the loss of a wonderful lady. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.

Valerie & Cindy - Dec 22, 2012

Jim and family, Cindy and I are so sorry for your loss. Words can’t always express someone’s feelings but we hope you know you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Cindy Deer & Valerie Weiss

Tami, Matt and Ben Botbyl - Dec 21, 2012

Jim, Todd and family, We are so very sorry to hear of your loss. Brenda was such a caring person and a real dynamo. The community has truly lost a beautiful lady. Our prayers and thoughts are with you during this difficult time. May He give you all peace and strength. God Bless.

Linda Neeley - Dec 21, 2012

Dear Jim, Sons and Family, As most have commented I too was shocked to hear of Brenda’s unexpected passing from this world to God’s world. I hope you can find comfort in knowing that she did not linger and suffer with some illness, but God needed her in a hurry. I know from personal experience you are blindsided by an unexpected loss. There are no words big enough to comfort you..only God’s love and grace and knowing this is NOT the end, but there will come a day when you will be together again. Brenda was a beautiful person inside and out and she will be greatly missed, but also remembered for her kind Christian heart she had for everyone along with her beautiful smile. May you find peace and comfort in God’s love during this time my prayers and thoughts are with you all.

Mick Sandi and Michaella O'Brien - Dec 21, 2012

Jim, Tim and Todd and family…we are so saddened by the loss of Brenda..We’ve been friends a long time..she was a wonderful person and truly loved..God Bless all of you.

Hargus and Gracie Dials - Dec 21, 2012

Jim, Todd, Tim, We are so sorry for your loss. Brenda was such a beautiful person. She will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Jeanne Eitle Wayt - Dec 21, 2012

Was so sorry to hear of Brendas passing,was a great pearson to work with the years at Ben Franklin an keeping in touch since I have moved to another state always received the Christmas card with here stories of the grandkids will be miss was a great lady Jeanne

Lois Cherry - Dec 21, 2012

Dear Jim, I am so sorry and heartbroken for your loss. May God give you strength, and bless you..with love, Lois Cherry

Margaret Drury - Dec 21, 2012

Dear Jim, Todd, and Tim
I am very, very sorry and sad to hear of Brenda’s passing.
Brenda was always so cheery and always had a smile on her face.
And she was always so supportive of the members of the WHS class of 1967. We shall miss her dearly and greatly.
She touched a lot of lives.
May our good Lord FILL you with HIS peace, a peace that passeth all understanding.
With love and prayers, Margaret Drury, Class of 1967

Ned and Cheri Peddicord - Dec 21, 2012

Jim and family,
We all lost a wonderful, caring, person this week. May God be with you during this difficult time. Know that you WILL see her again someday.
God bless.

Karen Heisler Sawyer - Dec 21, 2012

Fox family, I am so sorry to learn of Brenda’s passing. I first met her at Ben Franklin’s. My mopther, Hazel Heisler, always spoke highly of her. May God hold you all in the palm of His hand as you go through this tough time. Blessings to all.

Mike and Karen Barnett - Dec 21, 2012

Jim, Todd, Tim, all the family: Our heart is heavy for all of you. But, yet rejoices that Brenda is walking with God. To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. What a wonderful consoling thought and hope for us all. We loved Brenda very much she has left her mark on this earth that many people will always remember her. Jim you know that we are here for you and the family. We want to help all we can and praying for you for peace and comfort through the days ahead. We love you.

Debbie Davis Gibson - Dec 21, 2012

Dear Jim and family, I was so saddened to hear about Brenda. She was so good to me growing up in the church as a kid. I will remember her always with such affection. I am very sorry for your loss, I know it runs deep. May the good Lord comfort you in this most difficult time. You will be in my prayers this day.

SHAWNA M EADE - Dec 20, 2012


Rita Wallace - Dec 20, 2012

Jim & family,
I’m sorry for your loss. The first thing I thought was how devestated Jim must be. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Nelson Roberts - Dec 20, 2012

Jim and Family, So sorry for your loss. Everyone who knew Brenda loved her. I remember all the laughs we shared together. Loved working with her at Goodwill. Also remember all the fun filled band bus rides. She will be greatly missed. You are all in my prayers.

Terri Bays Schmidt - Dec 20, 2012

Jim, Todd & Tim, I am so sorry for your loss. Brenda was always a nice person. Will be keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

Sherry Long - Dec 20, 2012

So sorry to hear of Brenda’s passing. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. I still remember all the laughs we had when our kids were in high school….never saw Brenda without her accompanying smile.

Rose Jaeckin - Dec 20, 2012

On behalf of the Plymouth Shiloh Food Pantry volunteers and client families, I want to extend our deepest sympathies to the entire Fox family. Know that you are held in our thoughts and prayers.

Tim,Leisha, and Brandon Ritchie - Dec 20, 2012

Uncle Jim, Todd, and Tim. Who would have thought we would lose our mothers in the same year (just a few months apart). Our hearts are so broken with Bren’s loss. I find comfort in knowing that “The Five Heavenly Sisters” are reunited once again. They are resting from their labors. Their bodies were tired and needed rest. God gave each of us hope and promise of seeing each other again. May God Bless and May you all find comfort in God’s Great Love. We Love You All

Rev. S. T. and Betty Adkins - Dec 20, 2012

Jim, Todd, Tim and family. There are just no words to express our heart felt pain for all of you. Was so shocked to receive the phone call from Todd early Wednesday morning. Brenda was our wonderful friend and always stood by us in our needs. Our hearts are breaking as yours is also. We will miss her but God had a need for her also. She is now pain free, and we can just see her big smile and laughter as she is enjoying her peace and comfort. We are here anytime you need us, day or night Jim, you and the boys. We love you!

Marlene - Dec 20, 2012

Jim and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Brenda was such a good person and a great boss at the license bureau. Her smile and laugh will not be forgotten. Love and Prayers to you and your family.

Amy Keene - Dec 20, 2012

Todd and Tim,
Our family extends condolences to your family at this time of loss. We loved your Mom dearly. My Mom and Dad always talked of her. She will be missed.

Ken & Connie Montgomery - Dec 20, 2012

Jim & family,
We are so sorry for you loss! Brenda was a dear friend of ours for many years! It was because of Brenda that I met Ken forty-seven years ago! Her and I worked together at Ben Franklins! She was a wondrful individual! We had some great times together! Our thoughts and prayers are with you!

Tom & Becky Bores - Dec 20, 2012

Jim & family, we are so very sorry for your loss.

Pat Baker - Dec 20, 2012

I am sorry to hear of your loss. Please accept
my sincere condolences. I just sat beside Brenda
in the doctor’s office on Monday. It doesn’t seem possible. I liked Brenda from the very first time I met her.

Penny Ebersole - Dec 20, 2012

Jim and family,
I am sorry for your loss. Just know you are in my heart and prayers. God Bless.

Robin Rae - Dec 20, 2012

Jim and Family,
I am so sorry to hear of your loss, praying that you find comfort in each other and God’s saving grace.

Patty Slone - Dec 20, 2012

Jim & Family,You have my sincere sympathy, I have been so sad since I heard of Brenda”s passing. She was a great lady, always had a kind word for everyone. I pray that God will wrap his loving arms around you all in this time of need. Jim, I am so sorry. God Bless

Karen and Al Bedingfield - Dec 20, 2012

Jim Todd and Tim and family
So sorry to hear about Brenda. Thinking of you all at this difficult time. Our hearts and prayers go out to you.
Karen and Al Bedingfield

Norma Hicks - Dec 19, 2012

So sorry to hear of Brenda’s departing. She was always a happy person and nice to be around. We had some good times in DECA together. She will be missed by her clasmates.

Kevin, Joni and Ryan Polachek - Dec 19, 2012

Todd and family, so very saddened to hear about your mom. You’re in our prayers.

Tony&Steph Jones - Dec 19, 2012

I am so very sorry for your loss. You all will be in my thoughts&prayers especially during the holidays.Brenda always treated me like I was one of her own children. Please dont hesitate to call if anyone needs anything. They both were there for me and Tony earlier this year when Tony lost his mom.

Laura Dye - Dec 19, 2012

Brenda had an infectious smile and a wonderful sense of humor and I thought she was an amazing lady! So sorry for your loss, I got to know her when I cared for her Mom years ago. Heaven has definately gained an angel.

BARB JONES - Dec 19, 2012


Jolynn Ware - Dec 19, 2012

I am very sorry to hear of Brenda’s passing. She was a wonderful person , mother, wife. No words can take away the pain you feel at this time but know there are many of us praying that God will be holding each of your hands as you face this together as a family.

Lorna Tuttle Lacey - Dec 19, 2012

So sorry to hear about Brenda, used to visit her and Jim growing up, Annette and I would go over and visit when Annette lived in Shiloh. I loved her laugh, Condolences to the family

muriel spencer johnson - Dec 19, 2012

Jim and family: It so saddened me to hear of Brenda’s passing, but so good to know she’s with the Lord. She was a dear friend and classmate who was always so fun to be around. My love and prayers for all of you. Muriel and Ron Johnson

Rose & Gary Pittenger - Dec 19, 2012

Jim, Todd, Tim and family–my heart is breaking. I have lost a dear, sweet friend today. She was like a sister to me. She was always there for me. We laugh and cried together. I don’t know I will do. You know if you need anything all you have to do is call. And know Brenda is telling us to stop crying she is in a better place. But, I miss her so. Love you

Marilyn Sands - Dec 19, 2012

Jim,Todd, Tim, we are so very sorry to hear of Brenda’s passing. You were the first family I met when I moved to Willard and some of the first people to welcome me to town. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. May God’s love and peace comfort you now and in the days to come. Rest in peace, Brenda.
Greg and Marilyn Sands

Bill and Debbie Ward - Dec 19, 2012

Dear Jim and family,
My heart is breaking for your family. I will always remember her smile and her laugh. May God give strength and peace during these difficult days. Bill and Debbie Ward

Pastor Doc & Sheila Burrows - Dec 19, 2012

Jim and Family,
Our hearts are saddened with the loss of Brenda. She was one of the greatest ladies! We have a lot of memories of fun times with you guys. Sheila especially has lots of memories at Willard License Bureau. Know that we are praying for all of you and are here if there is anything we can do.
Love and prayers,

Jim & Jackie Ratliff - Dec 19, 2012

Jim, Todd and Tim, We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this sad time.

Patrick Family - Dec 19, 2012

Very Sorry to Hear of your Lose are Prayers are with you

Jamie (Ratliff) Krabill - Dec 19, 2012

Heaven sure got an early Christmas gift today when it got Brenda. I’m so thankful that Tim was one of my great friends during high school so that I could spend time at the Fox household! Brenda, I can so clearly hear you saying “Hi Babydoll”. Jim, Tim, Todd and families please know you are in my family’s thoughts and prayers. I think Brenda is going to be pretty popular in Heaven… Just like she was here on earth!!

Jari Amburgey - Dec 19, 2012

Jim and family, I am sorry for your loss. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. May God comfort you in the days ahead.

Anita and Victor Blanco - Dec 19, 2012

Jim and Family, we are so sadden to hear about Brenda.You are in our prayers and may God give you the strenght for the days ahead.Remember that with faith everything is will be better.Jim thank you for those wonderful laughs you and Brenda were awesome.R>I>P> Brenda….Victor and Anita

Clete & Linda Franks - Dec 19, 2012

Jim and family, We are so sad to rec. the news about Brenda. You are a strong christian and know God will get you all through this very rough time. Sorry we can’t be there but know we are thinking about you.

Sharlene baugj - Dec 19, 2012

So sorry to here about Brenda she will be missed by all that new her she never had a bad word to say about any one made everybody smile god got a angle today

D'Aunn - Dec 19, 2012

Merry Christmas from Heaven……

I still hear the songs
I still see the lights
I still feel your love
on cold wintery nights.

I still share your hopes
and all of your cares
I’ll even remind you
to please say your prayers

I just want to tell you
you still make me proud
you stand head and shoulders
above all the crowd

Keep trying each moment
to stay in His grace
I came here before you
to help set your place

You don’t have to be
perfect all of the time
He forgives you the slip
if you continue the climb

To my family and friends
please be thankful today
I’m still close beside you
in a new special way

I love you all dearly
now don’t shed a tear
‘Cause I’m spending my
Christmas with Jesus this year….

Pam Milligan - Dec 19, 2012

Jim and family…so very sorry for the loss of your sweet wife and mother. Brenda was one of the first welcoming smiles and friendly faces that I relied on when I first moved to Willard 18 years ago. Prayers for your family. Pam Milligan

Marlena&Shane Stumbo - Dec 19, 2012

Jim and family we are so shocked and so very very sad to here this news we always laughed and enjoyed seeing you both every other week when Shane would trade or buy another truck Brenda always said he was keeping you guys in business. Thank you so much for the precious memories. God Bless You all!! Shane and Marlena Stumbo