Jean Marcelle (Corbett) Fisher, 98, passed away Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021. A resident of Willow Valley Retirement Community in Lancaster since 1999, she was born July 8, 1922, in Irwin. Jean was the only child of Alfred Corbett and Susan Eisaman Corbett. Jean graduated from Norwin High School in Irwin in 1940, having earned a scholarship to the Oberlin Conservatory in Oberlin, Ohio. There she met her future husband, Henry Day Fisher. At the end of her sophomore year, Jean left college to join the war effort. Jean and Henry were married on March 12, 1945, while Henry was still on active duty in the Pacific Theater. They raised three children together and made homes in Appleton and Oconto Falls, Wis., Springfield and West Chester, and most recently, in Willow Valley. They celebrated their 69th wedding anniversary prior to Henry's passing in September of 2014. Jean and Henry were both predeceased by their oldest child, Susan Wray Fisher Womack. They are survived by their loving sons Stephen Clark Fisher (Christine), of Fort Myers, Fla. and William Henry Fisher (Shari) of Midlothian, Va. Jean will also be missed by her three grandchildren, Sarah Womack Hesse (Chris), of Lansing N.Y., and Ceanna and Keaton Fisher of Midlothian, Va., as well as her two great-grandchildren, Ethan and Mason Hesse. A private inurnment will be held at Highland Presbyterian Church, Lancaster, where Jean will rejoin her beloved husband Henry.
Published in Tribune Review on Mar. 3, 2021.