William "Bill" Fox - Wayland Fire Department

William “Bill” Fox – Wayland Fire Department


William “Bill” D. Fox, of Kahoka, passed away peacefully at home at 4:57 am on Saturday, June 11, 2022. He was 63 years old. Bill was born in Deadwood, South Dakota, on August 9, 1958, one of six boys born to John D. Fox Sr. and Sally Fox (Maynard) Bill graduated high school and went on to college to be an auctioneer.  He met Ruth Hammel, who was four hours older than he was, and they were married on April 25, 1979, at the Presbyterian Church in Alexandria, Missouri.  Together they shared two daughters and made a wonderful life together that was unique and all their own.

Bill was very community minded and lived his faith as a testament to anyone who knew him.  He was Deacon for a time at the Alexandria Baptist Church, he served the local Fire department and was a City Marshall, and an EMT.  Bill was also a very active member of the Alexandria Gun Club, and enjoyed hunting, fishing, trapping, and boating, or any other outdoor pursuit that took him into the great outdoors. He most recently worked for Clark County R-1 School District up until his recent illness. Bill lived for his grandchildren and his family.  He did almost everything with family and shared many wonderful times with his friends and those he loved. Bill was a kind, honorable man who will be missed and forever remembered by his many friends and the family who loved him.

Bill is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Ruth, and his daughters; Jamie Marie (Daniel) Jinkens, of Ursa, Illinois, and Joni Ann Fox, (Douglas Bucher), of St. Francisville, Missouri; granddaughters; Kaley Jinkens, Rebecca Ann Young, and Carol Lea Young; brothers Floyd Fox and Mike (Jeri) Fox of Wayland, Missouri, and brother Tim Fox of Kenel, South Dakota.

He was preceded in death by his parents; granddaughter Janna Jinkens, as well as his brothers, Doug, and John Fox.

Funeral Services for Bill will be held at 10:00am on Wednesday, June 15, 2022, at Wilson & Triplett Funeral Home. A public visitation will take place Tuesday evening, June 14, 2022, from 5:00pm until 7:00pm with the family present.

A burial at Sand Cemetery in St. Francisville will take place immediately following the funeral in Kahoka. Pastor Randy Ewart will officiate.

Everyone is invited to wear their “bibs”, denim, and camo to the funeral in honor of Bill and the life he loved.


Chief Jesse Watts, Olympia Rural Fire

It is with heavy hearts we say goodbye to our Chief Jesse Watts. Jesse and his family have been a part of Olympia Rural Fire Department since its beginning in 1981. Jesse always gave everything he had to this community and to Cedar County. He will be missed by all who had the pleasure to meet him.
E.O.W. 6/21/2022
Services will be Saturday June 25th @ 10 am. Sheldon Funeral Home, El Dorado Springs. Grave site service to follow at Love Cemetery east of El Dorado Springs.
En lieu of flowers the family has asked for donations to be made to the Olympia Rural Fire Department. They can be dropped at Sheldon Funeral Home or Community Bank of El Dorado Springs.