Shirley Fox

Shirley Fox, 71, of McClure, died Monday, Jan. 22, 2024, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.

She was born on June 16, 1952, the daughter of J C and Christine James Ricketts. 

She was a devoted and loving wife and mother and loved her grandchildren. She enjoyed reading and was a great homemaker.

She is survived by her husband, Ralph; daughters Amy (Douglas) Anderson and Pamela (Doug) Dillow; eight grandchildren, Ariel, Adam, Cierra, Cooper, Destiny, Bridget, Krysten and Dakota; nine great-grandchildren, Henry, Isabel, Zayden, Sophia, Evelyn, Avery, River, Bryson and Lily; and siblings Dorothy, Brenda and Mike.

She was preceded in death by two great-grandchildren, Makaylee and Conner, and several siblings.

Private services were held at Crain Funeral Home in Dongola. Burial was in Friendship Cemetery. Memorials can be made to Crain Funeral Home.

To view the obituary or to leave an online condolence for the family, visit

Crain Funeral Home in Dongola was in charge of arrangements.

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