Helen M. Fisher, 89, nurses’ aide at Fairmount Homes, known for her kind spirit

By on October 28, 2015

Born in Sun Hill, Penn Township on Nov. 1, 1925, Mrs. Helen Mae (Haldeman) Fisher went home to be with Jesus Oct. 23, 2015 at Maple Farm Nursing Center in Akron where she was a resident for six years.

She was wife of the late Earl Hurst Fisher.

She is survived by a son: David Fisher, husband of Sandra of Rotunda West, Fla.; daughter: Donna (Fisher) Templeton of Elgin, Ill.; daughter: Diane (Fisher) Walters, wife of the late Rick Walters, of Stevens; two grandchildren: Jason Walters, husband of Lisa; and Megan Oleszczuk, wife of Derek; and great-granddaughters: Reiley, Halle, Kaylee, Kiera, Taylore, and Peyton.

Helen was the daughter of the late Harold and Kathryn (Scheaffer) Haldeman Sr. Surviving siblings are: Mary Haldeman, Arlene Thompson, and John Haldeman. Deceased siblings are: Beatrice Lied, Harold Haldeman Jr., Ralph Haldeman, and Helen’s infant twin sister: Grace.

Helen was retired after working as a nurses’ aide for four years at Maple Farm Nursing Center and 18 years at Fairmount Retirement Homes. Helen became a Christ-follower as a youth in the Mennonite faith and became a member of Erbs Mennonite Church, then Ephrata Mennonite Church. In later years she attended Ephrata Evangel Assembly of God. Her favorite hymn was, “What a Friend We Have in Jesus.”

She enjoyed writing letters, attending senior events, doing word puzzles, and helping friends and neighbors. She will be remembered for her kind spirit.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Stroke Foundation online at americanstroke.org.

Services were held Oct. 28 at Stradling Funeral Home, Akron. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family.

Online condolences can be given at stradlingfuneralhome.com. Stradling Funeral Home, Akron/Ephrata, had charge of the arrangements.


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