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Fisher, Lola Kathleen, 1935-2009



  • Existence: 1935 - 2009


Lola Kathleen "Kathy" Fisher was a student at the State University of Iowa (now the University of Iowa) from September 1954 through June 1956. She was born on September 11, 1935, in Washington, Iowa, the daughter of James Richard and Oneita Griggs Fisher. She attended school in Haskins and graduated from West Chester High School, West Chester, Iowa. She had one brother, Ron, who graduated from West Chester in 1956. At the State University of Iowa, Fisher was a member of the Future Homemakers of America and the Delta Delta Delta (Tri Delt) sorority. During the summer of 1955, Kathy Fisher worked aboard the Aquarama, a passenger liner that was christened in Chicago. In the spring of 1956, she was invited to interview as a hostess for Trans World Airlines. In the 1960s, Fisher worked in the Security Violations Department for the U. S. State Department in Washington, D. C. When she returned to Washington County, Iowa, she worked at the Washington Public Library and wrote two accounts of local history: The West Chester Centennial History and In the Beginning, There Was the Land, a history of Washington County. Fisher was instrumental in saving the Blair House from demolition in 1975, after it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973. During these years she was active in community theatre and co-founded the Blair House Players. Kathy Fisher later became the library director for the Keosauqua Public Library, a position she held for many years. While living in Van Buren County, she also wrote a column "Country Miles" for the Van Buren Register. Following years of illness, she died December 1, 2009, in Keosauqua.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Lola Kathleen "Kathy" Fisher scrapbook

Identifier: IWA0854

West Chester, Iowa resident who attended the State University of Iowa from 1954-1956.

Dates: 1954-1956