Shirley A. Fisher, 77, of Geneseo died unexpectedly on Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria. A memorial service celebrating her life was at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 4 at Vandemore Funeral Homes in Geneseo. Deacon Harley Chaffee officiated. As per her wishes, cremation rites have been accorded and a private inurnment took place at North Cemetery in Geneseo. A visitation was from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 4 at the funeral home, prior to the memorial service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Shirley Fisher Memorial Fund.

Shirley A. Fisher, 77, of Geneseo died unexpectedly on Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria. A memorial service celebrating her life was at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 4 at Vandemore Funeral Homes in Geneseo. Deacon Harley Chaffee officiated. As per her wishes, cremation rites have been accorded and a private inurnment took place at North Cemetery in Geneseo. A visitation was from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 4 at the funeral home, prior to the memorial service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Shirley Fisher Memorial Fund.

Shirley was born on Jan. 15, 1937, in Hardy, Iowa, the daughter of Arthur and Olive (Reed) Haugland. She was united in marriage to Gene N. Fisher on June 10, 1956, in Renwick, Iowa. She was a bookkeeper for Smith Farm Supply in rural Prophetstown for 20 years. Shirley was a member of the Geneseo Moose Lodge. She loved spending time with her family and enjoyed playing cards, reading, doing circle word puzzles, and having coffee with her group of lady friends.

She is survived by her husband, Gene; daughters, Deb Carpenter (Glenn Johnson) of Prophetstown and Denise (Mike) Ward of Geneseo; grandchildren, Brad (Joleen) Carpenter, Samantha (Curt) Busse, Shauna Fisher, Andy (Mallorie) Ward and Sarah Ward; great grandchildren, Brandon, Jenna, Jaymee and Brenna Carpenter; Davis Busse; and Adelyn Ward; and brother Myron Haugland of Humboldt, Iowa.

She was preceded in death by her son, Michael Fisher; her daughter Julie L. Fisher (2012); and two brothers.