Richard Slisher, 84

Richard Lewis Slisher, 84, of rural Roann, died at 1:50 a.m., Wednesday, July 12, 2017, at Parkview Wabash Hospital. 

He was born June 7, 1933, in Macy, to Paul V. and Mary (Burdine) Slisher.

Richard was a U.S. Army veteran.  He married Wilda Kotterman at the Silver Creek United Methodist Church on March 22, 1957. 

He retired from Chrysler in Kokomo after 30 years. and was a member of the Roann United Methodist Church.  Richard enjoyed woodworking, working in his yard, and also built several homes.  Richard was known as a man of his word, a man of many talents, put others first and was ever learning and ever teaching by example.

He is survived by his wife, Wilda Slisher of Roann; three daughters, Sharon (Steve) Hagan of Denver, Lanice (Tim) Foltz and Renata (Ed) Bolen, both of Roann;  eight grandchildren, Wendy (Ryan) Keim of Denver, Stacie (Joe) Deardorff and Ashley Hagan, both of Fishers, Brandi (Brent) Alwine of Fort Wayne, Eric Foltz of Carmel, Erica (Kurt) Snyder of Roann, Chaston (Pepper) Smithers of Peru, and Jason (Tiffanie) Bolen of Wabash; 17 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Arthur Slisher of Batesville, Ark., Bill (Carolyn) Slisher of Bethesda, Ark., and John (Carol) Slisher of Batesville, Ark.; and three sisters, Namona Nelson of Texas, Rosemary Walker of Fort Smith, Arkansas, and Elda (Bill) Franks of Bethesda, Ark.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Robert Slisher, sister, Joann Fullbright.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 15, 2017, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash, with Pastors Wayne Balmer and William Babb officiating.  Burial will be in Plainview Cemetery, Macy. 

Friends may call 2-7pm Friday at the funeral home.

Preferred memorial is St. Jude's Children's Hospital.

The memorial guest book for Richard may be signed at


Posted on 2017 Jul 12