August 20, 1932 - September 6, 2013
6-8 p.m. Thursday September 12, 2013
11:00 a.m. Friday September 13, 2013
Barbara Marie (Kearns) Fischer, age 81, died peacefully at home on Friday, September 6, 2013 after a six-month struggle with complications of COPD. Barbara was a resident of Westerville for over 30 years. She was born in Gary, WV in 1932 to Thelma (Francisco) and Walter J. Kearns and was the youngest of six children. She graduated Bluefield HS in 1950 and earned her RN degree from St. Mary’s School of Nursing in 1953. She retired from Mt. Carmel West Hospital to become a dedicated mother and homemaker for her family. Barbara was preceded in death by her husband of 53 yrs, Harry Fischer (2007). She is survived by her four children, Joe Fischer, Ann Gerbec (Ian), Paul Fischer, and Amy Albu (John); grandchildren Chris Fischer, Steven Fischer, Cody Gordon, Melanie Cox, Zach Gordon, Karley Gordon-Fischer; and two great grandsons, Ayden and Owen Fischer. She is also survived by two sisters, Kathryn Kirkwood and Peggy Harman, and brother-in-law Jerry (and Barbara) Fischer, as well as many special cousins, nieces, nephews, godchildren and friends. She truly cherished her family and her friends. She was active in her church community through the years and volunteered her time to help those in need that the church assisted. Her gentle nature, generous character, genuine friendliness and wonderful sense of humor will be missed tremendously. A visitation will be held at MORELAND FUNERAL HOME, 55 E. Schrock Rd, Westerville, OH on Thursday, September 12, 2013 from 6-8 p.m. A funeral mass will be held at St. Elizabeth’s Church, 6077 Sharon Woods Blvd, Columbus, OH on Friday (9/13) at 11:00 a.m. Rev. Fr. David E. Gwinner Celebrant. Family will receive friends at the church prior to the service. Private internment will follow at a later date. Special thanks to St. Joseph’s Hospice. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the American Lung Association, or, if you are currently a smoker, please consider quitting in memory of Mom.