Jeanette Fisher, 98

Jeanette B. Fisher, 98, Andrews, died at 8:20 a.m. Tuesday, June 3, at Norwood Health and Rehabilitation Center, Huntington.

Jeanette was born on Oct. 22, 1915 in Wabash County, the daughter of Walter and Frances (Sprong) Bowman. She grew up on the family farm where she worked in the fields, milked cows, and helped maintained the home, since she was one of eight children. She graduated from LaFontaine High School in 1933.  Jeanette married Mark Fisher on April 3, 1937, and the couple lived in Polk Township in Huntington County. Mark preceded her in death on Nov. 10, 1997. Jeanette was a homemaker and co-owned Treasure Island Discount House in Huntington County after the Salamonie Reservoir was built and absorbed the family farmland. She later worked as an enumerator for the U.S. Census Bureau throughout Northeast Indiana and on the local election board. She was a member of Orange City United Methodist Church in Orange City, Florida, and she recently attended Union Church in Huntington and Bethesda Free Will Baptist Church in Andrews. She was a former member of Order of the Eastern Star in LaFontaine.

Survivors include her daughter, Kathryn A. (Tom) Trisler and one son, Glenn D. (Nylia) Fisher, both of Andrews; one sister, Miriam Wright, Scottsdale, Ariz.; one sister-in-law, Jean Bowman, LaFontaine; twelve grandchildren, and twenty-five great-grandchildren, and twenty-three great-great grandchildren. Jeanette is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one son, Emerson B. Fisher, two sisters, Ruth Roos and Lilian Williams, and four brothers, Virgil Bowman, Estil Bowman, Robert Bowman, and Charles Bowman.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Saturday, June 7, at Bethesda Free Will Baptist Church, 116 S. Main Street, Andrews. Funeral services will immediately follow at 1 p.m. at Bethesda Free Will Baptist Church with Pastor Mark Hoffer and Reverend Rolla Blair officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Etna Cemetery in Huntington County.

Preferred memorials are to Union Church Mission Fund or The Shepherd’s Food Pantry in Andrews, in care of Bailey-Love Mortuary, 35 West Park Drive, Huntington. 

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Posted on 2014 Jun 06