Fern M. (Riggle) Lox

May 31, 1928 ~ August 23, 2021 (age 93)


Fern M. Lox, age 93, of Oquawka, Illinois; passed away at 7:30 am on Monday August 23, 2021 at Oak Wood Estates Retirement in Stronghurst, Illinois. Fern was born on May 31, 1928 in Galesburg, Illinois and is the daughter of Earl W. and Viola Bertha Meline. Fern was raised in Alexis, Illinois where she attended local schools and graduated from Alexis High School. Fern married Jamie F. Lox on September 8, 1947 in Burlington, Iowa. He preceded her in death on December 5, 2005. Fern first worked at Smoler's garment manufacturing in Monmouth and later for many years was a store clerk at Tom & Linda's Retail Grocery, also in Monmouth. She loved to sew and quilt and was an avid St. Louis Cardinals Baseball Fan. She loved her family and grandchildren and attended all of their family events and activities. She also loved being with her grandpups and endured eleven years of dialysis before her passing.
She is survived by her daughters, Pam (Joe) Bigger of Biggsville, Illinois and Toni (Mike) Hopkins of Gladstone, Illinois, and one son Jeff (Lisa) Lox of Oquawka, Illinois. There are eleven grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, and 12 grandpups surviving her. She is preceded in her death by her parents, sister, husband, and her daughter, Jana Koopmans. Cremation is being accorded and a family service is being planned by her family at a later date. Memorial funds are being planned for Oakwood Estates, Paws Animal Shelter, or the Western Illinois Animal Rescue and may be forwarded to Turnbull Funeral Home P.O. Box 18 Monmouth, Illinois 61462 to be forwarded to her family


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