CHESTERVILLE — An energetic woman who had been full of life for 82 years, Dorothy Fisher, was known for always working and keeping busy. Those who knew her were accustomed to hearing her say, “What are we going to do now?” as she would always be taking on new jobs and working hard.
Dorothy Mae Fisher of Chesterville died Friday afternoon, Dec. 4, 2009, at the Morrow County Hospital Extended Care Facility following a short illness.
On Dec. 26, 1926, Dorothy was born in Morrow County, the daughter of the late Hubert and Mary Ann (Bockover) Potts. A lifelong resident of the Chesterville area, she graduated from Chesterville High School in the class of 1944.
Shortly following graduation, Dorothy married her high school sweetheart, Carl Fisher, whom she had been set up with by his brothers. They were married on April 28, 1945, in Chesterville, and enjoyed over 51 years of marriage. He preceded her in death on Oct. 27, 1996.
An extremely hard-working woman, Dorothy was the main caretaker for her and Carl’s farm, Rush Ridge Farms, as he was typically on the road with his trucking business. She truly “did it all on the farm,” everything from plowing and harvesting the fields to repairing their farm equipment with Carl.
Despite her hard work on the farm, Dorothy still managed to fully devote herself to her family. She was a loving homemaker and proudly raised her two children, Butch and Linda. With all of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren being the apples of her eyes, they would do everything together and she was even able to teach the women of the family how to cook. Best known for her “cherry delight,” Dorothy was a wonderful cook who enjoyed preparing huge meals for the entire family. Never wanting to slow down, Dorothy even became involved in her son’s business, as she would help Butch prepare planes for painting.
A very talkative woman, Dorothy did not need any help carrying a conversation. She truly had a heart of gold, and would do anything for her beloved family and friends.
Dorothy will be dearly missed by her son and daughter-in-law, Carl “Butch” Jr. and Linda Fisher of Cardington; daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Marshall Glenn of Pataskala; three grandchildren, Robert (Stacy) Fisher of Prospect, Marcie (Dave Kelley) Fisher of Marion and Brian (Shannon) Fisher of Chesterville; five great-grandchildren, Nichelle, Lauren and Robby Fisher, Cody Fisher and Kelsi Moss; and two sisters-in-law and special friends, Wanda Fisher of Cincinnati and Elaine Fisher of Mount Vernon.
Including her husband and parents, Dorothy was preceded in death by her brother, William “Bill” Potts.
The Fisher family welcomes friends to join them for Dorothy’s services today at 11 a.m., at Maple Grove Cemetery in Chesterville, with the Rev. Dennis Witt officiating. Arrangements have been entrusted to Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Macular Degeneration Research, and they may be sent to the funeral home, 76 S. Main St., Mount Gilead, OH 43338.
For those who are unable to attend Dorothy’s services, you may express your condolences to her family by visiting www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.