December 10, 1922 - December 20, 2021
A Christian memorial service for Bess Marie Fisher (Bedell), 99, currently of Mentor, Ohio was held December 23, 2021 at the Brunner Sanden Detrick Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 8466 Mentor Ave., Mentor, OH 440460. Pastor Bryon Bukovesky officiated. Mrs. Fisher passed away on December 20, 2021 at Governor’s Pointe in Mentor, Ohio. She was born December 10, 1922 in Youngstown, Ohio, the daughter of the late Everett and Mina Bedell. Bess attended high school at Youngstown South and graduated from Muskingum College with a teaching degree in home economics. She taught school in Steubenville, Ohio before marrying Dr. Laurence Fisher and starting a family in Ashtabula. Bess was very active in her community in organizations including PEO, AAUW, DAR, Child Guidance League, the AFS program, Women’s Fortnightly, YMCA Board in Ashtabula County as well as Monday Club and Lake County Music & Drama later in Lake County. She was also very active and devoted to the First Presbyterian Church in Ashtabula where she became a member in 1953, was ordained as an elder, and served as a trustee. Bess was a devoted mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, and she spent her life caring for her family. She most enjoyed spending time with her family and a multitude of friends, especially following her grandchildren’s activities and sports. Survivors are her daughter, Joanne (Andrew) Meyer and son James (Patricia) Fisher; grandchildren Monica Fisher, Warrant Officer Margot (Warrant Officer Joe) Marstrell, Larry Meyer, Nicholas (Allison) Meyer, Gretchen (Joseph) Bencar, Dr. Joseph Meyer with his fiancée Carly Chaney, and 10 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband Dr. Laurence M. Fisher and her parents. Private family burial will be at a later date in Saybrook Cemetery in Ashtabula. In lieu of flowers, the family encourages contributions to First Presbyterian Church Foundation, 4317 Park Ave., Ashtabula, Ohio. 44004. The family would like to thank the caring and professional staff at Governor’s Pointe for the many kindnesses and attention they offered to our dear Bess Marie. Please offer condolences at www.brunners.com.
A Christian memorial service for Bess Marie Fisher (Bedell), 99, currently of Mentor, Ohio was held December 23, 2021 at the Brunner Sanden Detrick Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 8466 Mentor Ave., Mentor, OH 440460. Pastor Bryon Bukovesky... View Obituary & Service Information
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