Alta Berniece Fox, 95, of Knoxville, Illinois died at 4:22 P.M. on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at Galesburg Cottage Hospital, Galesburg, Illinois. Alta was born on July 31, 1920 in Ellisville, Illinois, the daughter of James Franklin and Margaret Almira (Honts) Cooper. She lived in Knoxville and Galesburg all of her life and attended Galesburg High School. She married Roy Fox in Burlington, Iowa in 1939. She later married Robert Carroll in Knoxville, Illinois in 1971. Alta was a member of the American Legion and the Moose. She worked as an assembler at Gale Products for 26 years retiring in July of 1982. Alta is survived by one son, Stephen Roy (Laura) Fox of Knoxville, Illinois; one daughter, Donna Christine (Charles) Onley of Wonder Lake, Illinois; six grandchildren; eleven Great-Grandchildren; one Step Great-Grandchild; and one Great Great-Grandchild. She was preceded in death by her parents, four sisters, four brothers, two half-sisters, and one half brother. Visitation will be held on Saturday, July 2, 2016 from 10:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. at the Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Home in Knoxville, Illinois. Funeral service will be at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, July 2, 2016 at the Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Home, Knoxville, Illinois. Rev. Michel D. Clark will officiate. Burial will take place at Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens, Galesburg, Illinois. Memorials may be made to the Knox County Nursing Home. Online condolences can be made at www.hurd-hendricksfuneralhome.com
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