Edward K. Fishburn
January 16, 1921 ‒ January 23, 2003
MANSFIELD: Edward K. Fishburn, 82, of Millsboro Road, Mansfield, died Thursday morning January 23, 2003 in MedCentral Mansfield Hospital following an extended illness.
He was born January 16, 1921 in Nashville, Ohio, to Leo M. and Hazel I. (Kerr) Fishburn, was graduated from Big Prairie High School, and had lived in Mansfield since 1956.
During WWII, Edward served with the US Army in the 82nd Signal Corps in the South Pacific.
Edward had worked with the Richland County Farm Bureau, and later with Nationwide Insurance. He retired from Marion Power Shovel, as a crane operator, with nearly ten years of service, and also held his real estate license.
He was a member of First Presbyterian Church, where he served the congregation as elder and Sunday school teacher. He formerly served ten years as president of the Richland County Fair Board, and was a member of American Legion Post # 16.
A loving father and grandfather, he was also an avid sports fan.
He is survived by his wife Norma Jean (Moss) Fishburn, whom he married August 7, 1943; four daughters and three sons-in-law Kristine and Michael Mast of Carol Stream, Illinois, Gayle L. Moore of Mansfield, Elaine and Ken Shea of Lexington and Allison and Brad Woodruff of Mansfield; eleven grandchildren and their spouses Lisa and William Blake, Stephan and Carol Mast, Andy Mast, Jennifer and Todd Tomlinson, Kelly Moore, Michelle and Brian Zeiber, Brittany, Kayla, Hunter, Dakota and Christian Woodruff; two step grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; and two brothers Robert Fishburn of Wooster and Frederick Fishburn of Smithfield, Utah.
He was preceded in death by an infant son Russell Fishburn; and two brothers Harold Fishburn and James Fishburn.
Friends may call this evening Friday January 24, 2003 from 6-8 pm in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held Saturday at 1 pm in the chapel of First Presbyterian Church, 399 South Trimble Road, Mansfield. Friends may also call Saturday from noon to 1 pm in the parlor of the church. The Rev. Dennis R. Allison will officiate the funeral. Burial will follow in Mansfield Memorial Park, where the Richland County Joint Veterans Council will hold military graveside honors.
Memorial contributions to the First Presbyterian Pre-School may be made at the funeral home.