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Joan Fox

April 3, 1935 - November 28, 2019

Together Again

Barbara Joan (Davis) Fox, 84 of Wheeling, WV, passed away Thursday, November 28, 2019, in Wheeling Hospital.

Joan was born April 3, 1935, in Wheeling, the daughter of the late Jacob and Margaret (Bowers) Davis. She was a graduate of Wheeling High School; a retired optometrist’s assistant for Dr. Matt Zubak; and a member of Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church, Wheeling. She was also a member of the Rosary Altar Society at Our Lady of Peace; loved gardening; and was an avid reader.

In addition to her parents, Joan was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Fox, in 2011; and an infant daughter, Lesli Fox. She is survived by her three children, Lynn (Richard) Pockl of Wheeling, Douglas (Robin) Fox of Benwood, WV and Gail (Michael) Timmons of Elm Grove, WV; a brother, Richard (Shirley) Davis of Wheeling; seven grandchildren, Joshua Fox, Tyler Fox, Allison Frye, Benjamin Pockl, Clair Pockl, Zack Timmons and Carly Marson; and six great-grandchildren, Alex Fox, Quinn Fox, Guy Fox, Parker Frye, Madalyn Frye and Teagan Marson; and several nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received from 11 am-1 pm, Tuesday, December 3, 2019, at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Elm Grove Chapel, 154 Kruger Street, Wheeling. Mass of Christian Burial will then be celebrated at 1:30 pm, on Tuesday, at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church, with the Rev. Joseph Augustine as celebrant. Interment will follow in Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation, One Children’s Hospital Drive, Central Plant, Floor 3, 4401 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15224, or online at

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Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm


Altmeyer Funeral Home - Elm Grove Chapel

154 Kruger Street
Wheeling, WV 26003

Service Information

Date: Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Time: 1:30 pm


Our Lady of Peace Church

2 Allendale Road
Wheeling, WV 26003

Cemetery Information

Date: Tuesday, December 3, 2019


Mt. Olivet Cemetery

917 Old Fairmont Pike
Wheeling, WV 26003

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