WOOSTER – R. Eileen Ditmer Fox of Wooster died Saturday, August 10, 2019 at LifeCare Hospice after a short illness. There will be a cremation and private burial in Piqua, OH with a memorial service in Wooster to follow in the future. McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.
She was born August 24, 1922 in Cleveland, Ohio to Clarence A. Ditmer and M. Elizabeth (Hagerman) Ditmer and married William A. Fox in 1947. She attended Bank Street College of Education in New York City and subsequently earned her BA in elementary education from Paterson State Teacher’s College. After teaching for 10 years in New Jersey, she taught Kindergarten at Melrose and Wayne Elementary Schools in Wooster for 21 years, retiring in 1988.
She was a Senior Partner at WCH, regularly attended Silver Sneakers at Healthpoint, was a life member of ORTA, a member of the Wayne County Retired Teachers Association, the Women of the World Bible Study, and the Salvation Army (church) where for many years she taught the adult Sunday school class and led a weekly Seniors Group (The Recycled Teens).
Surviving are a son, William A. Fox, Jr. of Tuolumne, CA, a daughter, E. Elizabeth (Mark) Russell of Walden, CO; two granddaughters, Jessica and Erin Fox; one grandson, Brandon Russell; four great grandchildren; numerous nephews and nieces and their families; many friends; and a cousin, Nancy Ditmer of Wooster who assisted her in various ways.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four sisters, two brothers, and their spouses, Thelma (David) Isaac, Dorothy (Albert) Scott, Jean (Robert) Strain, Edith (Kirk) Frey, Bernard (Freda) Ditmer, and Stanley (Catherine) Ditmer.
Memorials may be sent to the Wooster Salvation Army, 437 South Market Street, or to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mcintirebradhamsleek.com.
Salvation Army, 437 S. Market St., Wooster, OH 44691 or to a charity of the donor’s choice.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 11:00 AM at The Salvation Army, 437 S. Market St., Wooster
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