Jessie Fisher

 contributed by Larry Toler

MARION -- Jessie Fisher, 86, of Marion passed away at 10:16 p.m. Friday, Jan. 12, 2007, in Heartland Regional Medical Center in Marion
    Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 15, 2007 in Blue Funeral home in Marion with the Rev. Don Bethel officiating.  Burial well be in Rose hill Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday Jan. 15 in the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund or may be sent care of Blue funeral home, PO Box 411, Marion IL, 62959
    Mrs. Fisher was born on March 6, 1920 in Goreville to Orie and Cecil (Toler) Kirby.  She married Russel Dean Fisher on July 4, 1941 in Cape Girardeau.  He preceded her in death on June 22, 2006.
    Survivors also include her daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara and Richard Thompson and Beverly and Alan Dean all of Marion; son and daughter-in-law, Russel and Ellen Fisher of Pittsburg; grandchildren, Michael Baker, Brent Baker, Lisa McGovern, David and Brooke Dean Allen Fisher, Glen Fisher, Sarah Palmer and Rachael Palmer; great grandchildren, Jessica Baker, Douglas McGovern, Lynsey McGovern, Ashleigh Wilson, Lani Dean, Kami Dean and Kelly Fisher; son-in-law, Richard Palmer; brother-in-law, Gene Snider; niece, Jane Ann and Russell Keene; special cousin Jimmy and Betty Bennette, Delores and Jack Potter, Brenda and Bruce Botcher; many Kirby cousins from Goreville.
    She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughter, Bonnie Palmer; sister Janie Holmes; and nephew, Billy Dunning.
    Mrs. Fisher was a homemaker, and a loving and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother.  She enjoyed her grandchildren.   She was a member of First Baptist church.

The Southern Illinoisan
January 14-15, 2007

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