Eleanor June Bell Obituary (1926-1999)

LINE: A1 William Bell | B2 John Bell | C2 William Bell | D1 William Stevenson Bell | E1 William Steven Bell | F8 James Hugh Bell | G4 William Wendell Bell

Pillar of Boardman Society, E. June Fisher Dies

Eleanor June Bell - High School Graduation Mrs. E. June Fisher, 72, formerly of Spartan Drive, Boardman, died Thursday, March 18, 1999 at 10:15 am at Beegly Oaks Nursing Home. Mrs. Fisher was born, Eleanor June Bell July 10, 1926 on the family homestead in Greenfield, Pa. She was the oldest child of William Wendell and Stella Elizabeth Thompson Bell. She attended a two room school house in Greenfield and graduated from Mount Jackson High School in 1944 (see her senior picture on right), where her father was the agriculture and shop teacher. Her family tree includes General Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson.

In 1947, after graduating from Jamison Hospital School of Nursing in New Castle, Pa., June and two of her friends decided to work their way across the country to California. Their first stop was Youngstown where she obtained a nursing position with the North Side Unit of the Youngstown Hospital Association.

H1 Eleanor June Bell In July of 1948 she met a young intern by the name of Robert Ross Fisher. They were married a year later on July 9th, 1949, at Trinity Methodist Church in Youngstown.

June was a member of Christ United Presbyterian Church and taught Sunday School there for several years. She was an avid Bowler and a member of three bowling leagues, serving as President for two of them. She was active in the Mahoning County Medical Society Auxiliary and the Boardman Schools, were she served as President of the West Boulevard and Boardman High School PTA's. She was Den Mother for the local Boy Scout Troop, and served on committees of the Boardman Minor League Baseball Team. Along with Dottie Fithian, she was Co-Chair of the Youngstown Cancer Drive. She was a member of Bridge Clubs and took lessons in sewing, ceramics, towl painting, water colors, flower arranging, photography and the Organ. Many of her Ceramics won first place ribbons in the Western Reserve Ceramic Society. She also became an expert quilt maker in her later years.

Among her friends and family, Mrs. Fisher will be best remembered for her strength of character, her active lifestyle, quilt making, playing baseball with the neighborhood children in the backyard of Crestview Dr., Fourth of July Breakfast Picnics in Mill Creek Park, and especially for how much she loved her grandchildren.

Portrait of Robert and June Fisher She leaves her husband, Dr. Robert R. Fisher, two sons, David Charles Fisher of Pittsburgh and Robert Wendell Fisher of Massillon; a daughter, Elizabeth Lee Davis of Columbus and her husband Eric T. Davis; two brothers, W. Eugene Bell of Mount Jackson, Pa., and Hugh C. Bell of Fountain Inn, S.C.; two sisters, Mrs. Nancy A. Cornell of New Castle, Pa. And Mrs. Elizabeth A. Arent of Enon Valley; and six grandchildren, Stephen James Fisher and Caroline Elizabeth Fisher of Massillon, Amy Rose Davis of Columbus, Mathew Keith Compton, Jenna Lynn Compton and Daniel Lee Compton of Pittsburgh.

Funeral arrangements were provided by the Davis Funeral Home in Boardman. Internment in Forest Lawn. Contributions can be made to the American Diabetes Association or the American Kidney Foundation.

The William Bell Family Tree is a collection of information gathered by Eric & Liz Davis, Mary Eleanor Bell, and Alice Erma Bell.
This HTML version was iniated in 1998 by Eric and Elizabeth Fisher-Davis.
Tree outline of Bell Generations