Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Mary Alice (Miller) Fisher

Mary Alice Fisher, age 95, of Shelby, died Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at OhioHealth MedCentral Mansfield Hospital.

She was born February 8, 1919 in Bismarck, Ohio the daughter of the late Henry and Ida (Adelman) Miller. She was a graduate of Bellevue High School. Mary retired in 1980 from Copperweld in Shelby where she worked in timekeeping, in sales as a pricer, then moved to order entry. At the time of her retirement, she was a sales/service representative for the region covering Detroit, Cleveland and Pittsburgh.

She was a member of Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in Bethlehem and the Altar Rosary Society at the church where she held various offices and helped to make baptismal garments. She was also a member of Daughters of Isabella with whom she enjoyed baking cakes for birthdays at Abraxas. Mary was a member of AARP, Crestline Golden Agers, was active in the Shelby Senior Center, and had been a volunteer at the Shelby Hospital Guild Gift Shop. She and her husband, Don, were proud to have educated and financially support two young men from Quito, Ecuador, South America, on their seminary journey to become Catholic priests. Mary was also proud to support a young girl from Ecuador and disabled veterans. She enjoyed sewing, crocheting, needlepoint and crafts.

Mary is survived by her 3 children: John (Lyvonn) Fisher, David (Barbara) Fisher, Ann (Paul “Toby”) Wilcox all of Shelby; 5 grandchildren: Troy (Megan) Fisher, Mark (Marni) Fisher, Angie (Kent) Rafey, Kim (Eric) White, Brian (Elizabeth) Wilcox; 11 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband: Donald Francis Fisher in 1997, 5 brothers: Clarence, Leon, Robert, Edwin and James Miller, 2 sisters: Agnes Stacklin and Gertrude Coleman.

Friends and family are welcome on Thursday, December 4, 2014 from 4-7 PM at the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby where the rosary will be recited at

7 PM by Daughters of Isabella. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday at 10:30 AM at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in Bethlehem with Father Christopher Bohnsack officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Memorial expressions may be made to Sacred Heart Church or to MedCentral Hospice. To share a memory or to leave a condolence for the Fisher family, please visit


Memories & Condolence

  1. Tom Adams says:

    Dave and Barb,
    So sorry for the loss of your mother and mother-in-law.

  2. The Awwiller Family says:

    John and Lyvonn and family,
    You all are in our prayers. We are here for you if there is anything we can do. In Christs love, Brian and Pam, Jarrad and Jarica Awwiller

  3. Ann Imhoff says:

    Ann, Toby and family. Sorry to hear about the loss of your Mother. She was such a sweet lady. We had a lot of fun cooking at the K of C. Prayers to all of you.

  4. Thelma & Mark Ball says:

    Sorry to hear of your loss Uncle John. We will keep you, Aunt Lyvonn, and the rest of your family in our prayers. Love you, Hugs

  5. Steve & Ellen Haverfield says:

    To all the Fisher family,
    Steve and I are so sorry for your loss. God keep you all and give you comfort.

  6. Laura says:

    Ann, John and Dave…So sorry to read of the loss of your mom. She was a lovely woman who always made me smile each time I talked to her. It was nice getting to know her and talk with all of you when you visited her. You all were great kids to her and very attentive to her needs. Prayers to all of you and your families. In peace and friendship…Laura Copeland

  7. Dick & Pat Miller says:

    We offer prayers of sympathy for your family. I’m (Dick) at home recovering from surgery. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  8. Dick & Pat Miller says:

    Our prayers are with you. Much love. Dick & Pat

  9. Brother Jim Miller, MSC says:

    John, Ann & Dave,
    My sincere condolences on the death of your mother and my sweet aunt Mary. I know that you will miss her dearly, as will I. I enjoyed seeing her at Elmcroft every time I visited my mother and brother. Despite her sickness, she had a very positive outlook and participated in the activities of the home. I also have fond memories of receiving cards and notes from her when I was in Papua New Guinea. She never missed a year. This helped my time there feel that I was very supported in my missionary work.
    May God bless you and your families as you recall all the wonderful way she raised you. Rest assured that she is in heaven, enjoying the rewards she worked so hard for.
    Blessings, Jim

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