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 penwellturner.com