Mirium “Mim” Ann Fox passed away October 15, 2019. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 AM, Monday, October 21, 2019, at St. Agatha Catholic Church in Howard. Burial will follow at the Graceland Cemetery in Howard. Visitation will be 5:30 – 7:30 PM, Sunday, at the church with a rosary being held at 6:40 PM and a scripture service to follow.
Mim Fox was born May 12, 1919, in Merrill, Wisconsin. She graduated from Carroll College, Waukesha, Wisconsin and came to South Dakota for teaching opportunities in the early 1940s. She first taught and coached girls’ basketball in Fedora, South Dakota, where she met her husband, Robert “Bob” Fox, and together they had eight children.
Mim returned to teaching in the 1960s in Farmer, South Dakota, where she taught and successfully coached girls’ basketball. She then started teaching at Howard, SD, with her passion being Math, German, and Journalism, where she received many state-wide awards for yearbooks. Mim loved teaching and had a strong desire to learn, often taking graduate classes during the summer months. She was an avid reader, with her love for reading being one of the greatest gifts she passed on to her children. In retirement, Mim enjoyed friends, playing Bridge, and trying her hand at local casinos. Mim moved to Mitchell, South Dakota in 2009 to live at Countryside Living, and most recently at the Brady Nursing Home.
Survivors include her daughter Jean Cason of McMurry, Pennsylvania; Jon (Mary) Fox of Dunnelton, Florida; Susan (Garry) Zens of Bosque Farms, New Mexico; Peg Keleher of Colorado Springs, Colorado; Steve Fox of Chamberlain, South Dakota; and Mike (Darcie) Fox of Castro Valley, California. She is survived by thirteen grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her husband; two sons, Patrick and John who passed away shortly after birth; and two grandsons, Gordon Cason and Cory Fox.
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