Minnie Lenore Fox of Weirton, a loving and devoted mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, passed away Wednesday, June 28, 2023, with her daughter by her side. She was 94 years old and was blessed by a long and joyful life surrounded by family, friends, and loved ones across the tri-state area and beyond.
She was born in Grantsville, W.Va., on September 7, 1928, to Albert and Ida Grace (Valentine) Rine.
Minnie graduated from Grantsville High School in 1946 where she was a cheerleader and member of the yearbook staff. She moved to Weirton with her husband Garold in 1950 where she raised her daughter Deborah and was ever-present in the lives of her granddaughters Ashley and Hillary.
She was a founding member of the Evangel Baptist Church and later attended Mercy Baptist Church in Weirton. She was always true to her faith, enjoying her mission work and helping others in need. An avid football fan, Minnie enjoyed nothing more than Sunday services followed by a home-cooked meal with her family and a Steelers win.
In addition to her parents, Minnie was preceded in death by her husband Garold Floyd Fox who passed away on December 22, 2003; brothers RW, Phillip, Donald, and Doyle Rine; sisters Mary Ireland, Wilma Nester, Patricia Robinson, Leona Dewitt, and Louise Carey.
She will be profoundly missed by her loving family, daughter Deborah (David) Norman of New Cumberland; granddaughters Ashley (Andrew) Castelli of New York City and Hillary (Joshua) Rhodes of Morgantown; great-grandchildren Sephora, Levi, Pierce, and Micah Rhodes; and
Private family services were held at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made in Minnie’s memory to Foster WV, Chestnut Ridge Church,
2223 Cheat Rd Morgantown, WV., 26508.
Minnie’s family would like to extend a thank you for the exceptional care she received from Dr.Makar, Mark Cummings, and his staff at Wyngate and Amedisys Hospice.
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