Monty Lee Fox


Monty L. Fox, age 80 of St. Francisville, Illinois passed away Thursday, February 8, 2024, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, Indiana. He was born March 3, 1943, in Vincennes, Indiana to James and Mary Frances (Cogdill) Fox.

On October 31, 1971, he married Wanda Litherland. She preceded him in death on June 6, 2019.

Monty graduated from Lincoln High School. He proudly served in the United States Air Force. He was a licensed plumber, worked in agricultural sales, and ended his career as a member of Pipefitter Local 136. Monty served on the Township Board and City Council, acted as Interim Mayor, and was a past Chief and member of the Denison Fire Department. He belonged to the American Legion Post 0947 of St. Francisville and was Paster Master of Stellar Lodge 912 of St. Francisville.

He belonged to the First United Methodist Church of St. Francisville. Monty enjoyed hunting, fishing, and keeping honeybees.

Surviving family includes: his godson- Andrew J. Sibert of St. Francisville: his twin brother- Ron Fox and wife Norma of Bonne Terre, Missouri: three sisters- Linda Kohlhause and husband Wayne of St. Francisville, Jane Hensley of St. Francisville, and Betsy Hershey and husband Jack of Allendale: and two sisters-in-law- Rita Fox of St. Francisville and Elizabeth Fox of New Market, Indiana.

He was preceded in death by: his parents- James and Frances Fox: his wife-Wanda Fox: two brothers- Chester Fox and Sam Fox.

A visitation will be held at the St. Francisville First United Methodist Church on Tuesday, February 13, 2024, from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm (CST). Funeral services will follow immediately at 1:00 pm. For those wishing to attend, a Masonic Ceremony will take place before the visitation at 10:30 am. Military Honors will be given at the cemetery. Cunningham Funeral Home in Bridgeport is in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Stellar Lodge 912, St. Francisville. Online condolences can be sent to the family at