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Roxanne Rae (Kuhns) Fox

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Roxanne Rae (Kuhns) Fox


Roxanne Rae Fox, 59, died Tuesday, August 21, 2012, following a long illness, at Manor Care Health Services in West Des Moines. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 25, 2012, at Grimes United Methodist Church, with burial to follow at the Sunny Hill Cemetery in Grimes.

Roxanne was born on March 7, 1953, in Des Moines, Iowa to Harold and Patricia (Smith) Kuhns. She graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1971 and attended Drake University. Roxanne married James Lester Fox on May 11, 1985 and they lived in Colorado for sixteen years before returning to Iowa and making their home in Grimes.

Roxanne was employed with Pioneer Hi-Bred for six years, retiring in 2003. Along with her husband, Jim, they founded Boy Scout Troop #111 in Grimes in 2001 and helped 32 young men attain the rank of Eagle Scout, including her two sons. She was an avid Denver Bronco Football fan.

Roxanne is survived by her husband, Jim; two sons, Skyler and Andy, both of Grimes; her mother, Patricia (Mark Howell) Kuhns-Howell of Johnston; two sisters, Rita (Kent) McMullen of Johnston and Robin (Tim) Kuhns-Cunningham of Granger; and her niece, Traci (Kirk) McBee of Elkhart. Roxanne was preceded in death by her father, Harold Kuhns; and her father-in-law, Arthur Fox.

The family will receive friends and family from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Iles Funeral Homes-Westover Chapel on Hickman Road. Memorials may be directed to the family. Online condolences may be sent to

The family would like to thank the staff of Manor Care and Wesley Life Hospice, for their compassionate loving care, especially Cindy Mackey.


Published in Des Moines Register from Aug. 23 to Aug. 25, 2012
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