Joan E. Fisher

August 29, 1937 ‒ August 09, 2006

Mobile, Alabama & Lexington, Ohio

MOBILE, AL: Joan E. Walker Fisher, 68, of Mobile, Alabama and formerly of Lexington, died Wednesday, August 9, 2006 in Mercy Medical Nursing Facility, in Mobile.

Joan was born August 29, 1937 in Pittsburgh, PA to George N. and Dorothy (Jackson) Walker, was graduated from Mansfield Senior High School and Mansfield General Hospital School of Nursing, and remained a Lexington area resident until moving to Mobile eight years ago.

A registered nurse, Joan worked for Dr. Bonar, as school nurse for Lexington High School, and was head surgical nurse at the former Peoples Hospital. She was a member of American Operating Room Nurses.

Never too busy to tend to any one who needed her, as “Lexington’s unofficial village nurse,” friends and neighbors alike were known to show up at her door with a request for medical advice or treatment.

Joan was an animal lover, especially horses. She and her husband Paul raised horses and cattle for many years. She was accomplished in ceramics and knitting, making many afghans which she gave to others. She was also a fierce bridge player.

She is survived by her mother Dorothy W. Coward of Mobile, AL; a sister and brother-in-law Lois and Harold Phillips of West Lake, CA; two sisters-in-law Dorothy Stout of Lexington and Joann Ingraham and her husband James of Worthington; five nieces Debra Schokatz of Mansfield, Karla Chapin of West Lake Village, CA; Janet Ingram of Lexington, Mary Jo Davis of Albuquerque, NM, and Barbara Wise of Columbus; four nephews James Robert Abbott of San Diego, CA, Steve Heslep of Tallmadge, Alan P. Wise of Powell and Randall L. Wise of Mansfield; great nieces, great nephews, cousins and many other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband Paul W. “Sonny” Fisher on November 7, 2000.

A memorial service will be held Monday, August 21, 2006 at 2 pm in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home. Pastor David J. Smith will officiate. The family will receive friends the hour prior to the service. Interment will be in Lexington Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family request memorial contributions be made to Lexington First Congregational Church or the Richland County Humane Society and may be made at the funeral home.

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