Jill Irene Fox, age 65, of Wonder Lake, died Thursday, January 26, 2017, at her residence. She was born July 22, 1951 in Springfield, Illinois to Walter H. and Jacqueline B. (VanDeusen) Jollie.
Jill grew up in Crystal Lake, Illinois, attending grade school and high school there. On May 4, 1991, she married Stephen G. Fox. For over 35 years, she resided in Wonder Lake.
Jill earned her bachelor’s degree from Ripon College in Ripon, Wisconsin, and later went on to receive her master’s degree. She enjoyed teaching her fourth grade students for many years at Johnsburg School District 12, until her retirement in 2012.
A devoted pet lover, she also was an avid reader and cribbage player. Jill greatly enjoyed three exciting trips she was able to take with her cousin and friend, Marilyn Sue Clark. She also took delight in keeping in touch with her many teacher friends after retirement.
An active and valued member of Ringwood United Methodist Church, Jill was also a member of the PEO Sisterhood, Chapter JH in Crystal Lake.
Jill is survived by her sister, Ann (Randy) Blake; two brothers, Van (Christiann) Jollie and David (Sharon) Jollie; five nieces; two nephews; and one grand-nephew.
In addition to her parents, Jill was preceded in death by her husband, Stephen in 1998.
Friends and neighbors may gather from 12 p.m. until 2 p.m., Saturday, February 4, 2017, at Justen’s Wonder Lake Funeral Home, 7611 W. Hancock Drive, Wonder Lake, IL 60097. The memorial service will be at 2 p.m. at the funeral home.
Inurnment will be in Ringwood Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, her family suggests memorials be made to the Ringwood United Methodist Church, 5307 Barnard Mill Road, Ringwood, IL 60072.
For information, please call the funeral home at 815-728-0233, or visit www.justenfh.com, where friends may leave an on-line condolence message for her family.
Justen’s Wonder Lake Funeral Home
7611 W. Hancock Drive
Wonder Lake, IL 60097