Barbara Ann (Wilson) Fisher Smith

December 28, 1931December 25, 2018

Muncie-Barbara Ann (Wilson) Fisher Smith, 86, passed away Tuesday, December 25, 2018, at the Morrison Woods Health Campus. She was born on Monday, December 28, 1931, the daughter of Dee and Daphne (Cook) Wilson, in Muncie, Indiana. Barbara was a 1950 graduate of Muncie Central High School, where she was a cheerleader. She retired from WLBC Radio, where she served as a copy writer and a producer. After thirty-nine years with WLBC, Barbara went on to be the co-owner of Fisher’s Associated Sign & Post Company with her husband, Bob. She attended the Mt. Olive Church of Muncie, Indiana. Barbara was a dancer, which included tap, ballet, and line dancing. She also loved basketball, bowling, golf, watching football, but most of all, watching her grandchildren’s sporting events and other activities. She is survived by her sons, Rob (Linda) Fisher and Randy Fisher; daughter, Beth (Terry) Van Pelt; grandchildren, Chad (Sara) Fisher, Katie (Isaac) Pellerin, Andy Fisher, Nick (Kyleigh) Van Pelt, Cory (Ashley) Fisher, Christopher Van Pelt, Emily (Steven) Fisher, eight great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive. Barbara was preceded in death by her parents; second husband, Richard Smith; first husband, Bob Fisher, who was her high school sweetheart and the love of her life; granddaughter, Amy Fisher; brothers, Ron Wilson and Norman Wilson. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Elmcroft Heartland Village, I.U. Health Ball Memorial Hospice, and the Morrison Woods Health Campus for their care and compassion. Services will be held on Monday, December 31, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. at Elm Ridge Funeral Home, 4600 West Kilgore Avenue, Muncie, Indiana, 47304, with Chaplain Abbie Guthrie officiating. Visitation will be on Sunday. December 30, 2018, at Elm Ridge Funeral Home from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. and one hour prior to services at the funeral home on Monday. Entombment will follow the service at Elm Ridge Memorial Park Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be directed to the Alzheimer’s Association, 50 East 91st Street, Suite 100, Indianapolis, Indiana, 46240, Morrison Woods Health Campus, 4100 North Morrison Road, Muncie, Indiana 47304, or to the Elmcroft Heartland Village, 1601 North Morrison Road, Muncie, Indiana 47304. Online condolences may be directed to the family at


  • Alzheimer's Association
  • Morrison Woods Health Campus
  • Elmcroft Heartland Village


  • Visitation: Sunday, December 30, 2018
  • Funeral Service with Calling One Hour Prior: Monday, December 31, 2018

Barbara Ann (Wilson) Fisher Smith

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Mary Wilson

December 30, 2018

Dear Rob, Beth, Randy, and your families:

I’m so sorry to hear of Aunt Barbara’s passing. I will always remember her kind, funny personality - and, when she and my Dad were in the same room together it could be quite entertaining! Hopefully, time will help lesson the pain you feel now over her loss, and help you remember and celebrate all the good times you shared.

David Fuller

December 30, 2018

Jenny and I are so sorry for your loss. We always thought a lot of your Mom and always enjoyed her and your father when we used to have the Elks Follies.

Carolyn Beard

December 28, 2018

Barb was such a wonderful person. I got to know her while my mother, Dillie Branscum was at Elmcroft. When I visited I always enjoyed talking to Barb and hearing her sing. She knew a lot of old songs that were fun to sing. Barb loved her Bearcats and I shared a stuffed Bearcat and sweatshirt with her and pictures of her from her cheer leading days. She was so happy for everyone to see her in her uniform. It is so hard to lose our loved ones and even harder when their memory is fading. Memories eternal to all of your family. Carolyn Beard

Barbara Jay Wilmoth

December 28, 2018

To the entire Fisher family please accept my condolences from my family to all of you. Our fathers were great friends and they also were a great pair of basketball referees . I know what family means, and know that your Mom loved each and everyone of you. As you gather together to celebrate her wonderful life, smile a lot, because that is the way I remember her...smiling!
Be blessed,
Barb Jay Wilmoth