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Marilyn Mitchell Fisher, 78, St. Joseph, Mo., passed away June 2, 2013, in Rockwall.  
Marilyn was born in St. Joseph on Dec. 30, 1934, to Orestes and Dorothea Mitchell. She grew up in St. Joseph, attended Central High School and graduated in 1952. After receiving her BA degree in political science from the University of Missouri, Columbia, in 1956, Marilyn moved to Washington, D.C., where she enjoyed working for the Central Intelligence Agency.
Later she worked for Eastern Airlines. It was there that she met her husband, Charles H. Fisher; they were married in St. Joseph in 1959. Marilyn and Chuck, who also worked for Eastern Airlines, followed his career to Washington, D.C.; Atlanta, Ga.; Charlotte, N.C.; and finally Miami, Fa. Two sons, Charles Jr. (Chuck) and Todd were born to Marilyn and Chuck.
Later in Miami, Marilyn worked in property management while the boys were growing up. Marilyn spent many years enjoying family activities with her husband and growing boys. There were great times too numerous to count while at scouting and band activities, camping with her family, and watching her boys grow up.  
Upon Charles’ passing, Marilyn moved to Ames, Iowa, to be close to her mother, Dorothea, and sister, Kitty Mitchell Lamont. In Ames, Marilyn worked for an abstract company before retiring. Marilyn was active in her sorority, Alpha Delta Pi, the Daughters of the American Revolution. Marilyn became active in the Ames Opera Guild and enjoyed many great experiences attending performances and hosting get-togethers with her friends. She greatly enjoyed traveling, visiting family, reading, and any occasion where friends gathered. Marilyn developed a great passion for genealogy and learning all she could of her family history. She was known to be a very nurturing and loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and friend.  
In early 2008, Marilyn moved to Rockwall to be close to her son, Chuck Fisher and his family.    
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles H. Fisher; parents Orestes and Dorothea Mitchell; a brother, Stephen; and nephew Bill Lamont.
Survivors are her sons, Charles H. Fisher Jr. (Donna) of Rockwall and Todd Fisher (Cee Cee) of Woodstock, Ga.; sister Kitty Mitchell Lamont (John) of Ames, Iowa; five grandchildren, Lauren Fisher Collins (Nathan), Caitlin Fisher, Stefan Fisher (Erin), Brent Fisher, and Lindsey Fisher; a great-granddaughter, Addison Collins; niece Kathryn Lamont Whaley (Ryan); nine cousins; and extended family.
Graveside services are at 10 a.m., June 7, at Memorial Park Cemetery in St. Joseph, Mo.  
Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory, 505 Frederick Ave., St. Joseph, Mo. 64506, is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be made at at www.meierhoffer.com and www.rockwallheraldbanner.com.
Published on  June 6, 2013
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