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Joyce A. Fisher

October 23, 1932 — January 22, 2016

Mrs. Joyce Ann Fisher, age 83, of Herrin, IL, died Friday, January 22, 2016, at Herrin Hospital in Herrin, IL with her family at her bedside. She was born in Herrin October 23, 1932 to Hyman and Lucy Ann (Sizemore) Murphy. Joyce married Robert (Bob) Fisher in Piggott Arkansas on April 10, 1949. They met while singing in the choir at the Christian Church. For 36 years she was dedicated to her work at Norge. She sang with the Sweet Adeline's for many years and her husband sang in Barber Shop Quartet. After Bob died Joyce enjoyed traveling the country with her sister-in-law Jeanie Dunning. She loved going bowling with her mom, sister Loretta, Dick Maxey and her special friend Earl Hatfield. Joyce often went fishing with Bob and friends. She was a big St. Louis Cardinals fan and watch them on TV and attended several games.Most of all she enjoyed her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren. Survivors include her son Mike and wife Melanie of Herrin, son Pat and wife Karen of Texas, daughter Sue Ann Fisher of Herrin, grandchildren Matt and wife Leanna Fisher of Herrin, Kristy and husband Steve Watkins of Texas, Jami Sides of Texas and Julie and husband Blane Osman of Marion. Also great grand children Isabella Fisher, Collier, Cade, Hope and Cal Watkins, Kyla and Kaz Sides, Aubrey Ann Fenton, and Olivia and Owen Osman. Great-great grandchildren Twins Chloe Ann Marie and Brantley Allan McRoy and several nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be Monday at 1:00pm at Van Natta Funeral Home and visitation will start at 11:00am also on Monday with Rev. Don Colson officiating. Arrangements are being handled by Van Natta Funeral Home, 427 South Park, Herrin, IL Interment will be at Herrin City Cemetery, Herrin, IL
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