Doris Jackson (Strope) Fox

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Doris Arlene Fox, wife of Lester J. Fox, of 308 Strope Road Towanda, Burlington Township, Pa., passed away at home, surrounded by her loving family, in the early morning hours on Nov. 24, 2012.

Doris was born May 14, 1934 in Sayre, Pa., a daughter of the late Pauline Raymond (Jackson) Kellogg and Daniel Burton Jackson. Doris spent her entire life caring for others who were ill, needed a home or just a helping hand. She loved the outdoors, camping, working in her flower beds and taking care of her grandchildren. She worked at Herman Rynveldt Sons Wreath Company in Athens, the Bradford County Manor in West Burlington Township, Pa., family-owned restaurants and then at Strope's Shamrock Hotel in Sayre in her later years.

She is survived by her loving husband, Lester J. Fox, whom she married on June 30, 2001. He was the love of her life and made her final years the most incredible years of her life. Also surviving are her daughter Linda Lou (Shults) Harshbarger of Strope Road, Towanda; son Larry Lyle (Betty Jo) Shults of Bird City, Kansas and daughter Donna Strope Esposito of Strope Road, Towanda. Les also brought into her life four loving daughters of his own Wendy (Scott) Rifenburg of Rome, Pa., Tammy Fox of Windsor, N.Y., Roxanne Fox of York, Pa. and Robin Bruter of Smithboro, N.Y. She is also survived by several very special grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews; her sisters, Margaret (Peggy) Heal and Sandra Regina Patterson, both of Florida, and brothers Paul Jackson and Ray Jackson, both of Pennsylvania.

In addition to her parents she was predeceased by a brother, Daniel Burton Jackson of Potterville in 1998.

Abiding with Doris's request, there will be no funeral service or calling hours. She will be laid to rest in the Wysox Cemetery, Wysox, Pa. The family suggests that contributions be directed to Memorial Hospital Hospice, 91 Hospital Dr., Towanda, PA 18848 in her memory. The Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home of Towanda Pa. is assisting Doris's family with arrangements. Memories and condolences may be expressed and shared by visiting

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Towanda, PA 18848
(570) 265-2272
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Published in Daily Review on Nov. 26, 2012
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