Donna Louise (Lechman) Fisher

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Donna Louise (Lechman) Fisher, 84, Nevada, passed away on Friday, Dec. 2, at Freeman West Hospital in Joplin. Donna was born March 24, 1932, in Orlando, Okla., to Thomas L. and Dora (Finnell) Jeans. She was united in marriage to Jack Lechman in 1953 and he preceded her in death in 1975.

Donna was raised in Oklahoma and graduated from high school there. Following high school, Donna began working for the phone company in Orlando as a switchboard operator and met her future husband, Jack, who was also employed by the phone company. After their marriage they moved to Sterling, Colo., where they resided for a number of years. Donna was a homemaker and also worked for the Nevada City Hospital in both physical and occupational therapy after coming to Nevada. Donna had also lived in Kearney for nearly 20 years and had worked at the Jesse James Homestead Museum for many years. Donna loved animals and watching butterflies and hummingbirds.

Survivors include her children, Rick Busch and his wife Kathy, Enid, Okla., Dale Busch and his wife June, Edmond, Okla., Van Lechman and his wife Liz, Nevada, Jack Lechman and his wife Pauletta, Nevada, Tom Lechman, Joplin, Linda Byram and husband John, Walker, Gary Lechman, Nevada, Tina Lechman, Lathrop, Mo.; 14 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Delbert Jeans and wife Gladys, Thayer, Kan., and Joe Jeans, Nevada, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Jack Lechman, two brothers, Lawrence Jeans and J.T. Jeans and his wife, Ann Jeans, and an infant son, Dale Lechman.

Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 6, at Ferry Funeral Home with Rev. Bill Smith officiating. Interment will follow in the Deerfield Cemetery. Those who wish may contribute to the Moore-Few Care Center in care of Ferry Funeral Home in her memory.

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