The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO


December 27, 2012

Nancy Charles Fisher Lewis

ANDERSON, Mo. — Nancy Charles Fisher Lewis, age 82, of Anderson, Mo. passed away at her home on Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, with her loving husband by her side.

Nancy was born Sept. 17, 1930, in South Bend, Ind., to the late James and Helen (McFarren) Charles. She married Paul Lewis on Dec. 13, 1997, at Granbury, Texas.

  She graduated from Marion High School in Marion, Ind., in 1948 and was chosen to be the Easter Parade Queen. Nancy graduated from Indiana University in 1952, with a B.S. in Education. She had a career as an educator for 45 years. She taught students from kindergarten to the College level. She earned her first of three Master's Degrees in Special Education. She was about to complete her PHD when she had the opportunity to become Principal of the elementary campus in Glen Rose, Texas. Nancy worked closely with Tarleton State University and her Elementary school was selected to be one of the mentor schools for the State of Texas. She retired in 1997, as a Special Education Teacher, an Elementary Teacher, a diagnostician, an Early childhood teacher and as an Administrator. Nancy touched the lives of many and her love for children was a driving force throughout her life.

Nancy is survived by her loving husband, Paul Lewis, of the home; her son, David Fisher and wife, Michelle, of Glen Rose, Texas; a sister, Phyllis Rinehart and husband, Don, of Brandon, Miss.; two grandchildren, Tiffany Fisher Brooks and Hunter Fisher;  a stepson, Philip Lewis, of Denver, Colo.; two step-grandchildren, Jeffery Lewis and Cari Lewis both, of Oklahoma City, Okla.; cousins, Billy Charles and wife, Niki, of Marion, Ind., Sarah Davis and husband, Tim, of Indianapolis, Ind., Helen Leonard, of San Jose, Calif.; along with a host of other family, friends and neighbors who will dearly miss Nancy.

Memorial service for Nancy Charles Fisher Lewis will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 29, at the Anderson Chapel of the Ozark Funeral Homes. Reverend Laura Fleetwood and Reverend Marilyn O'Brien will officiate. Visitation will be held from 12:30 p.m. until service time at the Anderson Chapel of the Ozark Funeral Homes, the family will receive friends at this time. Interment will be held at a later date in the Historic Estate of Serenity Cemetery in Marion, Indiana.

Memorial contributions may be given to the charity of your choice in loving memory of Nancy.

On-line condolences may be sent to the family through our website

Funeral services are under the personal care and direction of the Ozark Funeral Home in Anderson, Mo.

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