Fern Virginia Fisher, 94, of Monticello, formerly of Deland, passed away at 12:54 p.m., March 17, 2013 at Carle Hospital, Urbana. Fern was born on July 12, 1918 in Findlay, IL, the daughter of Luther and Olive (Kirby) Reedy. She married Thomas Warren Fisher on March 27, 1937 in Monticello. He passed away on September 15, 1975. Survivors include her son; Edward (Shirley) Fisher of Monticello, daughter; Charylene (John) Taylor of Monticello, grandchildren; Alan (Bernice) Fisher of Deland, Kim (Greg) Johnson of Monticello, great grandchildren; Matthew Fisher, Brittany Fisher, Megan Johnson, and great-great grandson; Auston Fisher. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, 1 great granddaughter (Sarah Fisher), 4 brothers and 6 sisters. Fern retired from the Deland-Weldon School District in 1992 after working 37 years as a cook and a custo-dian. Fern also worked with her husband for several years at the Deland Tribune. Fern was a member of the Deland Christian Church, the Residence Council at Tatman Village where she had resided since 2007, and has been a member of the Rebekah Lodge since 1948. She served several years as a dispatcher for the Piatt County Senior Citizens Transportation Program and she loved to sew and quilt. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, March 21, 2013, at the Deland Christian Church with Phil Hansen officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be in Goose Creek Township Cemetery, Deland. Mackey-Wright Funeral Home, Monticello is handling the arrangements. Memorials may be made to Tatman Village or the Deland Christian Church.

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