Vivian E. Fischer (1935 - 2018)

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Vivian E. "Betty" Fischer, 82, of Punxsutawney, died Saturday, January 6, 2018, in Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

She was born September 17, 1935, in Spraggs, Greene County, a daughter of the late Opal H. Lemley and Carl W. Hoy Sr.

On November 9, 1957, she married Robert H. Fischer, who survives. They were married in Spraggs Methodist Church.

Mrs. Fischer was a Class of 1953 graduate of Waynesburg High School, where she was Miss Merry Christmas, May Queen and head majorette. Following high school, she went on to continue her education at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, where she earned her bachelor's and master's degree in education.

She was an elementary teacher at Mary A. Wilson School in Punxsutawney and retired from the district after 25 years.

Mrs. Fischer was a member of First United Methodist Church of Punxsutawney where she sang in the church choir and taught Sunday school and Bible study. She was a member of Silver Sneakers and Retired Teachers Association.

She enjoyed shopping, traveling, reading, going on cruises, family trips and vacations and spending time with her family.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by four sons, Eric and wife Sarah of Aliquippa, Jon and wife Rebecca of Freeport, Shawn and wife Katherine of Punxsutawney and Ryan and wife Ashlee of Punxsutawney; 11 grandchildren, Keegan, Sydney, Jordan, Garrett, Lauren, Austin, Camden, Bella, Christian, Ariana and Avery; a brother, Carl W. Hoy Jr. and wife Donnis of Waynesburg; and two sisters, Ruth Miller of Waynesburg and Carol Kapnicky and husband Paul of Morgantown, W.Va.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Lois Phillips, and an infant brother, Robert L. Hoy.

Friends will be received from 1 to 3 and 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday in Deeley Funeral Home, Punxsutawney. Additional visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m., the time of service, Wednesday, January 10, in First United Methodist Church of Punxsutawney, with Pastor Paul Ritchey officiating. Interment will be in Greene County Memorial Park, Morgan Township.

Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the donor's choice.

Condolences may be made at

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Deeley Funeral Home
33 Hillcrest Drive
Punxsutawney, PA 15767-2027
(814) 938-5400
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Published in Observer-Reporter on Jan. 8, 2018
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Punxsutawney, PA   (814) 938-5400