Ada Lee Fisher

October 01, 1938 ‒ October 19, 2014

Dublin, Ohio
Formerly of Marion, Ohio

Ada Lee Fisher, 76, of Dublin and formerly of Marion, passed away Sunday, October 19, 2014 at Altercare of Hilliard after a long illness.

She was born in Marion, Ohio on October 1, 1938 to the late Harry and Lucy (Williamson) Lutz, and was the youngest of seven children. Ada graduated from Harding High School in 1956. After attending Ohio State, she pursued a career as an executive secretary at Reynolds Metals in Richmond, and later took a position as a paralegal in a San Francisco law firm. Returning to Marion in 1968, she joined Howard Swink Advertising as an account manager and later became an advertising manager at Dow Chemical in Columbus.

On July 24, 1970, she married C. Richard Fisher, who was creative director at Swink. They have one daughter, Kelly Windsor Fisher.

Lee, as she was known to her family and friends, was clever of mind and sharp of wit, and was someone who was known to be tirelessly reliable and giving to others. She was the person who would always predict the end of any mystery novel (usually by simply reading the first few pages) and had a firm and confident way of judging character and quality – in a restaurant, movie, car, but most acutely in another person. She loved to travel, visiting countries such as Ireland, Spain, England and France. Her travels included frequent trips to Nordstrom and J. Crew.

She is survived by, and will be greatly missed by, her husband; her daughter; her step daughter, Jane Fisher; two step sons: Rich and Steve Fisher; her niece, Carol Loyer; and many others in the Lutz family.

Lee’s family will greet friends from 4 – 7 p.m. on Friday, October 24, 2014, at the Denzer-Farison-Hottinger & Snyder Funeral Home, 360 E. Center St., Marion.

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  • kelly, I remember your mother with so many fun memories. Laura said she has been in touch with you…. Prayers at this difficult time. Carol Hoffman

  • To my dear friend Kelly, Mr. Fisher, Tom, Saavy and Sirius,

    I received the text message over the weekend and was speechless. In life we all have only ONE mom. If we are really lucky, we may have the blessing of two. The loss you are all feeling must be overwhelming. Please know that I have you in my thoughts daily as you all take time to reflect on a wonderful person that has gone to Heaven. I am praying for all of you – for strength, faith and days when you can wake up without the feeling of emptiness that you are experiencing now.

    The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you toward you and give you peace.”’ Numbers 6:24-26

  • To Kelly, Mr. Fisher and the entire family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. Mrs. Fisher (or Kelly’ mom as I knew her) was a pint size power house. I know people say this but what I remember most about your mom is her knowing, wry smile. For me, that ties in to her excellent judge of character. I remember seeing that smile on one of my first visits to your house from college. We were making fajitas in your kitchen and she and Mr. Fisher asked me to shred the chicken. Not really being a cook at that time, you may remember I went a bit overboard and not only shredded it but slivered it. While everyone laughed, I remember that smile on your mom’s petite face. It was so sweet and comforting. Like she knew I was out of my mind but accepted it anyway. To have that sweet smile greet and comfort you to adulthood, what a blessing to a daughter.

    During this difficult time, I really hope that some seconds or a minute are spent KNOWING that you will see her again. And to be greeted again by that smile: joy.

    Love you so much Kelly. Call if you need ANYTHING.

  • My sympathies to the entire family. Dick, I cannot be in Marion this weekend, but thoughts and prayers go out to you on the loss of Lee.

  • Dear Kelly and family: You have been incredibly supportive to us over the past two and a half years and we are here for you. All our love, Meryl, Dale, Diana and Stephanie.