La Vern Flora (nee Steffens) Fox, 96 of Cape Girardeau, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau.
She was born June 3, 1925, in Farrar, Missouri to the late Ernst and Rosa (Versemen) Steffens.
La Vern and Charles W. Fox were married July 26, 1952, in Farrar. He preceded her in death Aug. 1, 2002.
After marriage and several of Charles’ military postings in Europe and the United States they retired in Portsmouth, Virginia and later moved to Cape Girardeau. La Vern was a member of St. Andrew Lutheran Church.
Survivors include her stepson, Jerry W. Fox (Mollie) of Cherokee Village, Arkansas; stepdaughter, JoAnn Wiggins of Portsmouth, Virginia; brothers, Arlan (Ruby) Steffens of Farrar, Missouri, Cleo (Carol) Steffens of St. Louis, and Wayne (Marilyn) Steffens of Cape Girardeau; sisters, Edith (Milton) Roth of Farrar, Missouri and Virginia (Dennis) Guyott of St. Charles; 8 step grandchildren; numerous step great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Charles; stepson, Don L. Fox; stepson-in-law, Jesse Wiggins; brother, Norman Steffens and sister, Verna Steffens.
Visitation will be Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021, from 4-7 p.m. at Ford and Sons Mt. Auburn Chapel. Funeral service will be Friday, Oct. 22, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Andrew Lutheran Church with Rev. John Dehne officiating.
Burial will follow at Cape County Memorial Park Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to St. Andrew Lutheran Church or Worship Anew, 5 Martin Lutheran Drive, Fort Wayne, IN 46825.
Online condolences may be shared at www.fordandsonsfuneralhome.com