Our mother, Lois E. Fisher,
91, went home to her Heavenly Father on Wednesday, October 29, 2008. Lois
was a gentle and kind woman who thought more of helping others than
herself. She was born August 15 1917 in Rush Township PA the daughter of
the late Reeder and Laura Bahr Shultz.
Her early life was spent on
a farm with her brother Myron Shultz who went to be with the Lord in 1985
and her sister Helen who survives her. At age 12 when her father died Lois
and her family moved into Danville PA. Lois lived off and on since 1929 in
her Upper Mulberry Street home where she closed her eyes Wednesday morning
and opened them in the presence of her Heavenly Father.
Briefly married to Scott
Baldwin, she had a daughter Sharon and lived in Philadelphia PA to help her
brother Myron operate his business. Her marriage to her second husband John
Fisher resulted in the birth of two daughters Joyce and Elaine and a return
to Danville PA where she was employed by Danville State Hospital for 17
years. John died in 1963 and Lois worked several jobs to raise her three
daughters. She loved to talk about the many families she babysat for and
about the years she spent working at The Tastee-Freeze in Danville PA. Lois
retired in 1980. She and her sister traveled extensively around the country
on several bus trips. Lois also visited her daughters in California and New
Lois loved to sew and did
volunteer work making quilts that were distributed to missionaries and the
needy. She volunteered at Grandview Health Homes where she transported
patients to worship service. She continued to keep her garden well into her
80’s and adored her cat Mr. Whiskers.
She is survived by three
daughters; Sharon Troutman and son-in-law Harry of Danville PA; Joyce
O’Brien and son-in-law Michael of Carmichael CA and Elaine Borgese of
Danville PA and Edward R. Borgese. Also surviving are her grandchildren;
Harry “Chip” Troutman III and his companion Erin Arney; Amy Troutman,
Alyson, Anita and Reina O’Brien and Eddye J., Arielle and Jesse Borgese and
her great-grandchildren Jayden and Camri Rice. Also surviving is one sister
Helen Rader of Catawissa PA.
friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Lois’s Life Saturday,
November 1, 2008 at 11:00 AM at First Baptist Church 20 Brookside Drive
Danville PA with her pastor the Reverend Dr. Harry H. Wonderland
officiating. Burial will follow in Odd Fellows Cemetery Danville PA.
Friends will be received from 9:30 until 10:45 AM at the church. Memorial
contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church Youth Ministries.
Arrangements are under the direction of Visneski Funeral Home Inc 10 W
Mahoning Street Danville PA.