Phyllis Ann Fox, 90, Sheridan, passed away Wednesday morning, Aug. 18, 2021, at Wellbrooke of Westfield.
She was born March 23, 1931 in Indianapolis to the late Malcolm “Mac” and Bertha Loraine (Harvey) Hiatt.
She was a 1949 graduate of Sheridan High School. During her teen years, she served on the fashion board for the Wm. H. Block Company. Following graduation, she attended Indiana University, where she studied education.
On Oct. 7, 1951 she married Frederick Lee “Fred” Fox. Mr. Fox preceded her in death, passing away on May 11, 2011.
During her working years she helped her husband run the family business, Fred’s Body and Glass Shop, which was located in downtown Sheridan. Mrs. Fox was the secretary, bookkeeper, general office manager and anything else she needed to be to keep everything running smoothly at the shop. She also found time to work as a substitute teacher for the Sheridan school system. It was the perfect way for her to share her love for education.
Mrs. Fox enjoyed traveling with friends and family, and always looked forward to heading to Florida to wait out the cold Indiana winter.
Family was very important to her, and so was IU basketball. She followed Hoosier basketball for decades. Being a fan gets you some ribbing from time to time, but no more so than when your son becomes a student at Purdue. However, her favorite activity was being grandma. She loved following her grandkids’ adventures and spending as much time in their lives as she could.
She was a member of the Sheridan First United Methodist Church and the Sherettes Home Ec Club.
Survivors include her son, Frederick L. “Lee” Fox, Jr. of Aiken, S.C.; daughter, Cindy (Aaron) Ogle of Sheridan; grandchildren, Maggie Ogle (Robert) Herrington, Adam (Tamara) Ogle, Claire Fox, Emily Fox and Sarah Fox; and great-grandchildren, Ian Ogle, Zane Ogle, Caroline Herrington, Ainsley Herrington, Robert Herrington and Darcy Herrington.
Other than her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents.
Graveside services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021, at Crown View Cemetery in Sheridan. Pastor John Meunier will be officiating.
Memorial contributions may be presented to the Sheridan First United Methodist Church.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Kercheval Funeral Home in Sheridan.