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Judith "Judy" Fisher, 95, of Quincy, formerly Payson died Thursday (June 13, 2019) in Good Samaritan Home.
Born February 1, 1924, on a farm outside of Wyaconda, Missouri, Judy was the daughter of Elmer and Lehla Wilder LaFrenz. She married Clarence Richard "Dick" Fisher on June 12, 1948 in Wyaconda, Missouri. He preceded her in death on July 8, 1999.
Judy graduated from Kirksville Teachers College and obtained a MA from University of Colorado. She was a former school teacher and started teaching in a one room school house in Missouri. She then taught at Unity and Payson school systems, teaching English, Speech and directed plays. After her retirement she and her husband Richard enjoyed trips on their motorcycle. They spent 12 winters in Mesa, Arizona at Casa Grande Resort spending time with their friends.
After Richard's death, Judy volunteered at Blessing Hospital for many years. She participated in several book club discussion groups at Quincy Public Library, played dominoes with neighbor ladies, and was a longtime member of Adams County Home Extension. Judy became an Eastern Star at 18 years old and was a member of Payson Congregational Church.
She is survived by her son, Charles "Chuck" Fisher (Sharon) of Payson; four grandchildren, Zachary Fisher of St. Louis, Mo, Kim Bossler (Andrew) of Belleville, IL, Kinsey Betzinger (Dan) of O'Fallen, IL and Wesley Berlin of Quincy; seven great grandchildren, Calvin Berlin, Chloe Bossler, Lincoln Bossler, Lola Bossler, Lydia Betzinger, Emerson Betzinger and Trevor Berlin; two great great grandchildren, Aria Berlin and Calvin Berlin, Jr.
Judy was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Dick.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 in the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home in Payson, IL at 10:30 AM. Pastor Steve Disseler will officiate. Interment will be in the Payson New Cemetery.
Visitation will be on Monday evening from 4:00 until 7:00 PM in the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home in Payson, IL.
Memorials are suggested to Payson Congregational Church or Payson-Seymour Educational Foundation.