Elsie E. Fischer

December 05, 1910 ‒ June 06, 2007

Morrow County, Ohio

Elsie E. Fischer, 96, of Morrow County died Wednesday morning, June 6, 2007 at the Woodside Village Care Center where she has spent the last 16 years.

She was born on December 5, 1910 in Ozark, Arkansas the daughter of the late Homer L. and Bessie Mae (Koach) Byrnes.

As an 8 year old she and the family moved from Arkansas to St. Cloud, Florida where she attended and graduated from St. Cloud School. Shortly after graduation she met and married her loving husband Albert Ellsworth Fischer on October 29, 1930. They spent nearly 55 years together before his passing in 1985.

Elsie worked tirelessly as a wife, mother, and homemaker. Which at times could be difficult; Albert’s place of employment relocated the family several times through the years.

In 1948 the family moved from Florida to Marion where they lived for a short time with Albert’s parents before moving to Mount Gilead. In the next few years they lived throughout Morrow County, living in Chesterville, Pulaskiville, and Sparta.

Elsie attended various churches, most recently the Wesleyan Church in Centerburg.

She loved working with her hands; whether she was making quilts with the Mennonite ladies for missionaries or weaving rugs out of old rags on her loom.

Elsie will be missed by her four children Wendell (Evelyn) Fischer of Galion, Ohio, Ellsworth (Marilynn) Fischer of Deland, Florida, Sherry (Loyal) Waud of Lexington, North Carolina, and Barbara (Russell) Willey of Deland, Florida; 15 Grandchildren; 32 great grandchildren; 20 great great grandchildren; and 1 great great great grandchild.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by her son Albert Irving Fischer; her daughter Darlene Price; two brothers Joel and Pape Byrnes; and two sister Zelma Brooks and Hazel Byrnes.

Friends may call on the family on Sunday June 10, 2007 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Snyder Funeral Homes, Craven Chapel, 67 North Main Street, Mount Gilead. Services will be held there on Monday at 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery.

Memorial contributions if desired may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice

Online condolences can be expressed to the family at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.