Hansen-Spear Funeral Home – Quincy, Illinois

J. “Lynne” Fox

It is with great sadness we announce the unexpected passing of Joyce “Lynne” Fox, age 75, of Quincy, IL, on Friday, October 5, 2018.

Lynne FoxLynne was born in Keokuk, IA to Walter and Mildred (Carter) Evans on February 4, 1943. On October 12, 1974, she married David “Kent” Fox in Keokuk, Iowa. He survives.

Lynne went to high school at Keokuk High School graduating in 1961. She went on to earn a degree in nursing from the Burlington School of Nursing and graduated in 1964. Lynne worked in the field of nursing for many years including Blessing Hospital, Nutri System, the American Red Cross, and Hannibal Regional Hospital and retired from the Mount Sterling Correctional Facility. She enjoyed playing the piano, tennis, and spending time with her family. Lynne particularly enjoyed traveling to watch all of her grandchildren’s activities.  She was a longtime organist at Faith Presbyterian Church in Quincy.

Lynne is survived by her husband Kent, their children Todd (Stephanie) Fox, Rhonda (John) Holt, and Kurt (Dawn) Fox, her sister Carole (Dr. John) Kirchner and grandchildren: Carter, Madison, Quinlan, Brecken, Ellison Kate, and Lukas.

She is preceded in death by her parents Walter and Mildred Evans and her brother, Robert Walter Evans.

Lynne was a beloved wife, mother, and grandmother.

Services: 10:00 am on Thursday, October 11, 2018 at Faith Presbyterian Church with Lynne’s family officiating.

Visitation: 4:00 to 7:00 pm on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at Hansen-Spear Funeral Home

Burial: 2:00 pm Thursday, October 11, 2018 Sand Cemetery, St. Francisville, Missouri

Memorials: Faith Presbyterian Church

Hansen-Spear Funeral Directors are in charge of arrangements.



  1. Kent and family, So sorry to hear about Lynne’s passing. So very sorry for your loss. She was a sweet lady. I know she will be missed by many. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  2. Kent We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Lynne. She was a wonderful person. She will be missed by all. We just now found out about it. Chuck N called me. You are in our prayers!!!

  3. So sorry for your loss. I wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed listening to Lynn play the organ at church. She was amazing when she played! That is something I will always remember. She was a sweet lady.

  4. Dave, and Family, so so to learn the passing of your Beautiful Wife and Mother. I know is not easy, just know God got a BEAUTIFUL ANGLE and is singing beautiful songs. Dave I know you will miss the love of your life greatly. My thoughts and Prays to all of you. God Bless Brenna

  5. I am so sorry to hear about Lynne’s passing. She was a terrific lady and I enjoyed visiting with her at Faith Circle. I unfortunately am in Arizona at this time so will be unable to attend the funeral service but I will keep you Kent and your family in my prayers. God Bless!!

  6. So sorry to learn of Lynn’s passing. We were classmates & I always enjoyed visiting with her at our class lunches. I have many fond memories of our growing up years. She will be much missed!!

  7. Neighbor, schoolmate and friend. I used to hitch rides with her and Carol to school quite often. She was a friend to my wife Harriet. She played a mean trumpet in the KHS Band. We will miss her a lot.

  8. I was blessed to be able to reconnect with Lynne in recent years through high school class members who kept us involved. Lynne was always a bright spot!!


  10. It is with great sadness learning of Lynne’s passing! I have so many fond memories of working with Lynne at Dr. Hyde’s office. She was a very caring nurse to all the patients.

  11. I loved working with “Foxy”, as we called her at Western. She had such a fun personality, so much fun to work with. I’m so sorry for your loss, she was a sweetheart.

  12. Kent and family—Lynne is at peace and with Jesus. My prayers are for you to rejoice in that fact.

  13. I am so sorry Mr. FOX. You had a special Mother Son relationship. You & she were lucky to have that.

  14. Lynne was a good friend when we worked together in surgery at Keokuk and at the Red Cross.

  15. Thinking of you all💔Lynne and I worked many years together at Red Cross. So sorry for your loss💔

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