Thursday, February 16, 2012

An Angel has gotten her wings.



"I have been blessed enough to love and be loved by a magnificent man." Few could hope for words of simplicity and bliss in life. Susan Lyon Fox, 64, passed away February 8, 2012, after a 17 year battle with ALS. The second of four sisters, Susan was born to John and Kathryn Lyon in Elmherst, IL. At the precocious age of 16, she graduated as a classmate of future President Bill Clinton from Hot Springs High in 1964; moving on to UMKC where she would graduate with a degree in Speech. She would marry the love of her life Gary D. Fox, in 1972, having 2 sons, Gunner and Tyler. She enjoyed a successful career in sales and marketing, ultimately heading a Fortune 500 company, US Filter-Jet Tech. The piano was one of many passions she enjoyed in life; music, film, friends and smiles among them. Susan was preceded in death by her mother and father. She is survived by husband Gary Fox, sons Gunner and Tyler; sisters Lynda, Marcia, Nancy; in- laws Tom (Helen), Carol (Everett), Kathie (Pat); and nieces/nephews Sherry, Tom, Doug, Chris, Jeff and Sarah. As she was fond of saying, she is now one with 'the Force.' May the Force be with you, always. Donations are welcome to ALS Association, Keith Worthington Chapter. (
Published in Kansas City Star from February 15 to February 16, 2012

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