Emogene “Jean” D. Fisher, 87, of Weston passed away on Sunday, May 5, 2019, in the comfort of her daughter’s home in Weston after complications from a previous surgery.
She was born in Arcola (Webster County), on March 17, 1932, a daughter of the late John “Ted” Jackson and Ursula “Zeke” Sara Weese Henline.
Jean graduated from Tygart Valley High School in 1950. After high school, she worked for Social Security and Fort Holabird in Maryland.
In 1955, Jean returned home and met her husband Jimmy D. Fisher. They were married on Sept. 26, 1957. They celebrated 45 years of marriage until his death Nov. 20, 2002.
Jean is survived by three sons: Stanley Henline and wife, Deanne, of Mineral, Virginia, Chris Fisher and wife, Thalia, of Weston, and Denny Fisher and wife, Roberta, of Buckhannon; one daughter, Renee Smith and husband, Rick, of Weston; nine grandchildren: Jeremy Henline, Andre Henline, Kristen Fisher, Eric Fisher, Lea Ann Fisher, Ike Talbott and fiancee, Carlene, Sally Talbott, RJ Smith and fiancee, Torie, and Bradley Smith; five great-grandchildren: Cody, Andrew and Wyatt Henline, and Eva and Everly Fisher; nine siblings: Anita Champbell and husband, Charles, of Bethel, Delaware, Betty Wiant of Gilmer County, Susan Lowery and husband, Bud, of Cowen, Vicki Tacey and husband, Mitch, of Buckhannon, Debra Giles and husband, Ray, of Cowen, Kim Whalen of South Carolina, John Henline and wife, Patsey, of Beckley, Stephen Henline and wife, Rhonda, of Cowen, and Gary Henline of Hagerstown, Maryland; in-laws: Ron and Gwen Fisher of Jane Lew, and Carol Row of Junior; and several nieces and nephews.
Jean was preceded in death by her parents; one grandson, Anthony Henline; two siblings: Milburn “Bud” Henline and wife, Vonda, and Barbara Sweaker and husband, Lester; two infant sisters: Betty and Margaret Ann Henline; one stepmother, Betty Chamberlain; one stepsister, Dorothy Ann Chamberlain; and in-laws: Roy and Bonnie Fisher, Peg and Pat West, Richard and Betty Taylor, and Milford Row.
Jean dedicated her life to being the best wife, mother and babysitter that she could be. She cared for her stepsister, Dorothy, for 13 years before her passing in 2008. Throughout her life her greatest work and joy came from being a mother and grandmother to all the local children. In 1974, she and her husband opened Fisher’s Carpet at the corner of Gee Lick and W. Second St. in Weston, which eventually became Fisher’s Market and Carpet and moved the business to beside their home.
When she wasn’t working or doting on loved ones, Jean enjoyed playing bingo at the Pricetown Volunteer Fire Department.
Family and friends will gather at the Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service located at 144 Hackers Creek Road in Jane Lew from 4 – 8 p.m. today. Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m. in the Pat Boyle Funeral Chapel with Pastor Sue Lowther and Chaplain Jennifer Suehs-Vassel officiating. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Garden in Jane Lew.
The Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored and privileged to serve the family of Emogene “Jean” D. Fisher. Online condolences may be expressed at www.PatBoyleFuneralHome.com.