Barbara Joyce Fisher

Birth Date: 
Sunday, August 9, 1942
Date of Passing: 
Monday, August 16, 2021

Barbara Joyce Fisher, 79, of Wooster died on Monday, August 16, 2021 at her home.

She was born August 9, 1942 in Salem, OH to Clifford and Eileen Price Eick.  She obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Ashland University and her Master’s degree in Counseling from Akron University. 

Barb had been a home Economics teacher at Ashland Jr. High School, taught in the Vocational Food Service program at Ashland Holmes JVS and Wayne County Schools Career Center and had been the OWA Coordinator and Vocational Guidance Counselor at Wooster High School.  She loved teaching and never found a student unworthy of her attention.

She was a fifteen year 4-H leader and assisted with the Skill A Thon for many years.  Along with Betty Bridenstine, she organized the Chester Happy Helpers 4-H Club and started the Udder Kids Goat 4-H Club while raising and showing Nubian Dairy Goats with her daughters.  She had led the Old Stone Church Choir and was the bell choir director, Sunday School teacher, led Bible School music classes, helped with The Elderberry Pie Bazaars and baked Elderberry pies for missions.  She had been most recently attending Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.

Barb loved to garden, especially roses, loved living on a farm and enjoyed traveling and cooking.  The most important things in her life were her six children and their families, her friends and her church.

She is survived by her daughters Rebecca Mueckler of St. Louis, MO, Robin Herman of Gallatin, TN and Renee (Jim) Chinn of Grove City, PA; step-children Duper (Michael) Pallotta of Wooster and Kenneth (Colene) Fisher, Jr. both of Wooster and Todd (Sherri) Fisher of Columbus; grandchildren Haley Kain, Carter and Chloe Chinn, Kenneth (Emily) Fisher III, Adrean Fisher and Joe Massaro; great-grandchildren Savannah Grace Kain, Jaxon Davis, Louie and Willow Albright and Theodore Fisher; siblings Bruce (Linda) Eick of Perrysville, Brenda (Leonard) Walton of Polk and Bryan (Linda) Eick of Wooster.

Barb was preceded in death by her parents and her husband Kenneth Fisher Sr., who was her greatest love, in 2015.

Private graveside services will be held at the Reedsburg Cemetery.  

McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster is assisting the family.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to Samaritan’s Purse, P O Box 3000, Boone, NC  28607 or to Viola Startzman Clinic, 1874 Cleveland Rd., Wooster, OH 44691.  Barb used to make about 300 Wild Elderberry pies each year and would donate to "Elderberry Pie" Donation, Dan and Rachel Stoner, Wycliffe Bible Translators (#242784 IRS), P.O. Box 628200, Orlando, FL 32862-8200.

Online condolences may be left for the family at

Memorial Contributions: 

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to Samaritan’s Purse, P O Box 3000, Boone, NC  28607 or to Viola Startzman Clinic, 1874 Cleveland Rd., Wooster, OH 44691 or to "Elderberry Pie' Donation, Dan and Rachel Stoner, Wycliffe Bible Translators (#242784 IRS), PO Box 628200, Orlando, FL 32862-8200


Private graveside services will be held at the Reedsburg Cemetery.  


Bryan and Linda, sorry of loss of your sister.

Our neighborhood will never be the same without you Barb,loved seeing you walk every morning and your wave to everyone. May you finally have peace. Love Ken and Pat Rutherford.

Our sincere condolences to the family. We lost a friend and neighbor. RIP Barb.

I am so sorry to hear this. She was always such a good friend to me and so many others. We were blessed to have had her as a friend. My sincere condolences to the entire wonderful family.

So sorry to hear this….enjoyed all the years of working with Barb. She was such a positive and caring person. Sincere sympathy to her family.

Barb was such a valuable member of the WCSCC family. She touched many, many lives through her work here and we are honored to have known and loved her. She will be dearly missed.

I will miss Barb greatly! She was a counselor at Wooster High School when I attended and always wore a smile! I got to know her better when she subbed for us at the WCSCC. The students, staff, and I think the world of her! I got to know her better and more personally when we sat next to each other in choir at Pleasant Hill Baptist church. She loves her family so very much and her energy, enthusiasm, and loving spirit are cherished.

Wonderful neighbor and loving friend in Bradenton Florida. Will miss so much

I am so sorry for your loss. Barb was a wonderful friend and neighbor in Bradenton. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this extremely difficult time!

Barb was my neighbor in River Isles. We were friends. I miss her company, or sense of humor, And her compassion.
Prayers on her journey.

I am so deeply saddened by this loss for our community and your family. I attended Emanuel church with Barb and have so many fond memories of her teaching us to ring the bells in the bell choir. She was so full of energy and created a beautiful expression of joy for the Lord through our music. Her elderberry pie baking efforts are legendary! She will be so very missed and please know your family is in my thoughts and prayers at this very difficult time.

I absolutely loved Barb and was always grateful when she would sub for me. Her smile and gentle personality will be missed!

We were deeply saddened to hear of Barb's passing. She was a good friend for many years and an amazing lady. Our heartfelt sympathy to Renee & Jim, Chloe & Carter, Becky, Robin and her entire family. Praying God will hold you all close and comfort your hearts. Sending love and prayers to you all.

Barb was an amazing woman. I will always cherish our friendship.

Bryan and ALL of Barbara’s Family We’re so sorry to her of your loss. And for the church that she was such a great asset to. Barbara will truly be missed by everyone who’s lives she touched. Barbara was a great friend and a wonderful pie maker. We are always looking forward to her Elderberry pies again this year. I’ll always remember Barbara’s smile and kind heart. Many blessings to ALL of HER Family.

So very sorry to hear about your mom. I have the fondest memories of family times with her! Hold onto the fond memories! I hope they can comfort you in some way.
Love, Aunt Jean

Deepest Sympathies to Barb's Family. Classmates...Northwestern High School, Class of 1960

Sympathy is going out to Barb's family. We had many conversations about 4H back in the good old days. I always enjoyed talking to her. I wish I had the chance to have one of those wonderful pies I heard about. I'm sure she will still be baking. May memories give comfort and peace.

I am so sorry and heartbroken that we have lost another friendly face and a smile in our neighborhood. In recent years I did get to know Barb and she always had a smile and a wave when she saw you, we will all miss her. My deepest sympathy to her family at this time.

Deepest sympathy to Barb's family. Always enjoyed seeing Barb and Ken at Emanuel.

Barbara was a neighbor, friend, and the 4-H advisor for both of our daughters, Barbara & Patricia. She was a wonderful person who would do anything she could to help anyone. Went to church with her at Emanuel church too. Robin was in our Barbara's class at school. Renee was in between our 2 sons classes. My deepest sympathy to all the family.

Sorry for you loss. She was a good person she was my childrens 4H leader and I remember her from nwh. Also a good friend.

Barb was my class mate of the 1960 Northwestern class.One memory was that she was a part of group of us that went canvassing around Chester Township for class fund raising project!! She helped to raise funds that helped fund class trip!! Also she was great part of our class reunions planning committee .Also was to credit fellow class mate Emerson Still for his wonderful support of her in her last dats!! Emerson is to be praised for all his helps to those in distress!! Barb==RIP

Renee, Robin and Becky,
I'm so sorry for your loss. Your mom was such a bright light and always had a smile and laugh. May your sweet memories of her sustain you until you meet again. Keeping you close in thought and prayer. May God's peace be with you.

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