Arlene (Wisman) Fesler

Born: Sat., Sep. 13, 1919
Died: Wed., Apr. 6, 2016


9:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Sat., Apr. 09, 2016
Location: Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Sat., Apr. 09, 2016
Location: Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home

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   Arlene Fesler, 96, of Quincy, formerly of Plainville, Illinois, died at 3:15 p.m. Wednesday (April 6, 2016) in Sunset Home in Quincy.

   Born September 13, 1919 in Ellington Township, Illinois, Arlene was the daughter of  Albert and Ida Mae Frazier Wisman.  She married Ellis Fesler on November 26, 1938 in  Palmyra, Missouri.  He preceded her in death on March 8, 2005.

   Arlene was an active member of the First Baptist Church in Plainville. She enjoyed traveling, and especially enjoyed her trips to Europe, South America and Asia.  Arlene was devoted to her family and loved the time she spent with them.

   Arlene helped her husband on the family farm for many years.
   Survivors include  a daughter, Deanna Speckhart (Kent) of Palmyra, MO; a son, Gary Fesler (Cathy) of Hull, IL; four grandchildren, Scott Speckhart  (Orlinda) of Auburn, IL, Sara Stone (Craig) of Quincy, Brett Fesler of Hull, IL and Kelsi Neese (Jeff) of Kinderhook, IL;  four great grandchildren, Geoffrey Speckhart, Nathan Speckhart, Allea Stone and Noah DeWeese; and many loving nieces and nephews.

   Arlene was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Ellis; two brothers, Glen Wisman (Millie) and a brother in infancy; a sister, Lois Althiser (Everett), and two brothers in law, Elden Fesler (J. Ellen) and Kendrick Fesler (Betty).

   The family would like to thank the staff at Sunset Home for the excellent care they provided to Arlene during her stay.

   Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 11:00 in the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home in Quincy with the Rev. Robert Kean officiating.  Burial will be in Stewart Cemetery in Plainville, Illinois.  Following the committal service at the cemetery, family and friends are invited to a luncheon at the First Baptist Church in Plainville.

   Visitaiton will be held Saturday morning from 9:00 until the time of services at the funeral home.

   Memorials may be made to the Payson Seymour Education Foundation.

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Kathy Boone Salazar
   Posted Fri April 08, 2016
My sincerest condolences to the Fesler family. Arlene and your family were good friends and neighbors to the Boone family for so many years. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Angie Walk-Perce
   Posted Fri April 08, 2016
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this time of sorrow. You were blessed to have such a loving Grandmother for 96 years, now she is with your Grandfather watching and looking after all of you.

Joyce Harshman Dyer & Alma Harshman
   Posted Fri April 15, 2016
We were really sorry to hear of Arlene's passing! Mom mentioned several times that she would like to go see her these past few months but she wasn't getting around very well till lately. I remember Arlene coming to some of our family reunions & enjoyed visiting with her. Mom of course knew her better than I did & always said she was a sweet person.
Joyce & Alma

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