Wanda Irene (Kempton) Fisher

March 26, 1926 ‒ November 01, 2017

Cincinnati, Ohio
Formerly of Chesterville, Ohio

Wanda Irene (Kempton) Fisher, passed away at home, November 1, 2017, in Cincinnati, Ohio, where she resided with her daughter. She was a fraternal twin born March 23, 1926 in Edison, Ohio, the daughter of Eva G. (Pinder) Jones and Burnie B. Kempton.
She married Frank H. Fisher on May 14, 1947 and cherished her best friend and husband for 47 years until his death in 1994.
With their union, they had one daughter, Teresa K. (Fisher) Snavely; one grandson, Joseph (Sharon) Todd-Fisher Snavely; three great-grandchildren: John Thomas-Fisher Snavely, Joseph Micah Snavely, and Sofia Grace Snavely who all reside in Cincinnati, Ohio.
She is also survived by sister-in-law, Margie D. Lamb of Eustis, Florida and numerous nieces and nephews.
Wanda was preceded in death by her parents; husband; twin sister, Warda I. Cunningham; sister, Freda M. Struble; and brother, Dewey C. Kempton.
Her early years were spent in Chesterville, and she took great pride in graduating Chesterville High School with the Class of 1945; her high school years were the years of World War II. She was the school paper artist and was first chair trumpet in band and orchestra. Her class members remained close and supportive of one another over the years. She also lived in Morrow County, Richland County (Lexington) for 35 years, and the past ten years in Hamilton County.
She loved gardening, art, homemaking, American History, politics, and was an avid OSU basketball and football fan. She adored her grandchildren.
An intimate service with family was held in Maple Grove Cemetery in Chesterville, Ohio.
Memorial Contributions may be made to either/or Bethany School, 555 Albion Avenue, Glendale, Ohio 45246, where her grandson is chaplain and her great-grandchildren are students or the Disabled American Veteran Service Charitable Trust Fund, 3725 Alexandria Pike, Cold Spring, KY 41076.
Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead are honored to have been chosen to serve Wanda’s family and your condolences may be expressed to them by visiting www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.

  • I have some great memories of my Aunt Wanda who was so sweet, kind and friendly to all of us kids at the Fisher family events where there was always great food and lots of laughter. Wanda and Frank were such a handsome couple. Loved the obit; told a story of a great life, well lived.Just wished that she had more years with Frank.

  • Remember the house in Lexington Ohio where Wanda lived with Frank and Terri — she loved that house. I can still see her working in that kitchen and then watching basketball in the family room in the back. She loved her day trips around Ohio and loved her family. She and Frank, together again.

  • Terri, so sorry to learn from Pete yesterday of your mother’s passing. I remember her from the time you and I were in junior high together. She was a really sweet person. Please know you’re in our thoughts and prayers. (I’m glad we got to see each other at the reunion.)