Kathleen "Kathy" Fox
August 13, 1955 - March 9, 2020


Kathleen "Kathy" Fox
Aug 13, 1955 - Mar 9, 2020

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Kathleen M. Fox, age 64, of Ames, Iowa, died together with her husband Steven at their home in Ames on Monday, March 9, 2020.

Per her wishes, Kathleen was cremated and private family services will be held in Nebraska at a later date.

Born August 13, 1955, in Columbus, Nebraska, Kathleen Monica Fox was the daughter of John and Mary (Heavican) Grady. She graduated from Schuyler High School in Schuyler, NE, in 1973.

On January 17, 1997, Kathy was united in marriage to Steven Roger Fox. The couple made their home in Ames. Kathy was employed at Hy-Vee where she enjoyed interacting with and getting to know her customers. Her grandchildren brought her much joy and were the light of her life.

She is survived by two daughters, Mary (Mark) Handsaker and children Paige and Cash, and Julie (Brad) Samson and children Nash and Blake, all of Nevada; two step-children, Daniel (Sarah) Fox of Radcliffe and their children Molly, Peter, and Sawyer, and Kate (Adam) Mattingly of Toledo and their children Ty and Taya; a sister, Mary Ann Rocheford of Howells, NE; four nephews and their families, Tim (Joey) Rocheford of Schuyler, NE, Mike (Jean) Rocheford of Howells, NE, Pat (Bobbie) Rocheford of Schuyler, NE, and Dan (Deann) Rocheford of Clarkson, NE; as well as many other extended family members and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Joe Grady.

Ames Monument & Cremation Center has been entrusted with the care of Kathy and her family.


Alicia (Shelstrom) Murphy on Mar 28, 2020

Some of my fondest memories of growing up include Kathy. She was a special mother and went out of her way to make her daughter’s friends feel special. Kathy had the brightest smile, contagious laugh, and an amazing ability to make you feel loved. My heart goes out to Kathy’s family and friends. She will be missed.
Alicia (shelstrom) Murphy

Annie on Mar 20, 2020

CandleKathy always made my day when I went into Hy Vee Gas. She was such a sweet lady!

Shelly Frantz on Mar 19, 2020

Kathy was not only a joy & bright spot in my life but also my brother & our co-workers. We would sometimes go out of our way just to see her in the mornings. Every morning except Friday's, which we would always moan & say "aww, no Karhy today." She spoke to me as a friend, not a customer. She spoke to me about a sister in Nebraska, her kids, her Harley rides with her husband. She was full of life & light & she will be dearly missed. RIP Kathy, with all my love.

Margaret on Mar 18, 2020

john on Mar 17, 2020

Kathy you and Steve you two were such caring and good friends ,may you both rest in peace,i will miss you two,you always worried about others well being,you left us too soon,you always worried about me ,you ,like a good friend and
good sister would advice me about not let anyone take advantage of my friendship.
Rest in peace till we meet again

Rebecca Heavican on Mar 17, 2020

So sad that you left us too soon. Memories of the good times will see us through. I know Irish eyes are smiling down from heaven especially today ☘️💚☘️💚

Kevin & Beth Fox on Mar 17, 2020

Rest in Heavenly Peace Kathy

Sandy Hostetter on Mar 17, 2020

Kathy was so exuberant about life with a huge smile and welcoming attitude. I was always left with the impression that she liked me and was genuinely happy to see me. How sad that her grace and warmth are extinguished. Such a void in the lives of those who loved her. My sincere sympathies. Sandy Hostetter

Melinda (Heavican) Johnson on Mar 17, 2020

Kathy could light up a room somehow. She was such a put together lady. So beautiful. I always felt like family must have been important to her! My deepest condolences.



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