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Jean Fisher
Apr 01,1946---Jul 05,2018

Jean Fisher, 72, passed away Thursday, July 5, 2018 at home.  Jean was born April 1, 1946 in Noblesville, Indiana. Growing up in rural central Indiana on the Conner Prairie Farm, she and her twin sister Joan were active in 4H.  The family moved to Prairie Village in 1960.   After graduating from Shawnee Mission East High School, she attended Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas.  Returning to Kansas City, she began her career as a histology technician at Baptist Hospital.  In 1986 she took her talents to Saint Luke’s Hospital as manager of the histology department until her retirement in 2005.  Jean was gifted with artistic and creative talents.  Once she generously shared her creative talents through the infamous ‘in lab’ pumpkin carving sessions.


The personal care Jean gave each of her parents in their last stages of life exemplify her deep devotion and capacity for love.  As Jean’s own medical issues grew in complexity and became increasingly consuming, her tenacious enthusiasm for life led her to alternative ways to express her creativity and continue learning.  Elaborate new projects were always underway.  She loved to share a part of herself wherever she went, often mentoring others.


Jean’s parents, Doris and Don Fisher preceded her in death.  She is survived by her twin sister, Joan Yatteau and her husband Jack; sister, Jacquelin Thompson and her husband Russell; her nephews Elliott Thompson, Zachary Thompson and Robert Yatteau, his wife Erin and their children.


A memorial service will be held at 11AM, Saturday, July 14 at Leawood United Methodist Church (2915 W 95th Street, Leawood, KS 66206).  In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to the Great Plains SPCA (5428 Antioch Drive, Mission, KS 66202).


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Leawood United Methodist Church
5428 Antioch Dr.
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Jul 14 ,2018
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11:00 am
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Gene Schumm Jul 14 ,2018

Friend ,Overland Park ,Kansas

I worked with Jeannie for several years in the histology lab at St. Luke’s hospital. During that time she taught me about the science/art of histology. She was a scientist. She was an artist. I was constantly impressed by her skill and understanding of her profession. She was also a warm, caring and compassionate woman. She was one of the smartest, cleverest people I have ever met. Rest In Peace Jeannie. Gene Schumm