She was owner and operator of Minner's Bait and Tackle Shop for fifty-two years, also worked at RCA for five years where she was on the line as a tester for the first color television, and worked at Crane NWSC for five years.
She was a member of the Linton First United Methodist Church, where she had been a Sunday School teacher, was a Girl Scout leader, a member of The Hoosier Outdoor Writers, and was sportswriter for the Linton Daily Citizen for many years. She co-founded the Fishing Special Olympics in Indiana.
Survivors include her husband, William Rex "Minner" Fish of Linton, to whom she was married July 16, 1949, two daughters, Deeda L. (Dennis) Ferree of Martinsville & Bille Jo ( Dr. Fred) Ridge of Linton, a son, Eddie Dean (Mary Lou) Fish of Linton, a sister, Helen Spinks of Linton, eight grandchildren, Marcia Ferree, Casey Irene (David) Sullivan, Tim Ridge, Andrea (Chris Mejean) Alltop, Rick Ridge, William (Andrea) Ridge, Amanda (Richard) Brinson, & Jonah Fish, seven great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren
She was preceded in death by two sisters, Bertha Montgomery and Ona Mae Powell, and four brothers, Jack S. Canada, Roy Virgil Canada, Warren David Canada, and Leonard Burton Canada.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 P.M. Sunday at Welch and Cornett Funeral Home in Linton and at noon Monday at the Linton First United Methodist Church.
A funeral service will be conducted at 1 P.M. Monday, August 22, 2011, at the Linton First United Methodist Church, Rev. Jim Cooper officiating. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Linton First United Methodist Church through the funeral home.
Online condolences can be made at www.welchcornett.com.