Fox Valley Cemetery is located about two miles east of Lyons, on the north side of the county road. This land first served as a grave yard for two infant children of Preston and Martha Berry. Later neighbors requested and were granted the right to bury their dead at this site. The first person buried here was Frances Berry. Born June 24, 1854, died August 15, 1859.
The land was later donated and set aside as a cemetery by Preston and Martha Berry in 1879. The lots in this original section are numbered 1-84 beginning at the northwest corner.
First addition: In May 1931 the Cemetery Association was authorized to purchase from Pearl Colby 1 1/2 acres adjoining Fox Valley Cemetery on the east line. The lots in this first addition are numbered from 1-103 starting at the northwest corner of the first addition.
On the 27th day of September, 1947 the Articles of Incorporation were signed. Those signing were Kenneth Morris, Alice Huber, Eululia Lyons.
From “Lyons – Yesterday and Today”, published by City of Lyons, 1982