VILLA GROVE – Roma "Jean" Dissman, 72, of Villa Grove passed away at 12:20 a.m. Saturday (Feb. 2, 2013) at the Arcola Health Center in Arcola after a long illness following a stroke.
She was born Aug. 6, 1940, in Tuscola. She was a daughter of Harold and Blanche (Pickens) Fisher.
Jean graduated from Villa Grove High School, Villa Grove, and for a time worked as secretary to the Dean of Activities at the University of Illinois in Urbana. She was a devoted wife and mother. In her leisure time, she enjoyed cooking, quilting and studying scriptures.
Survivors include her husband, Larry, also of Villa Grove, convalescing in Arcola; son, Eric of Champaign; brother, Art Fisher (Jan) of Aurora; half-sister, Binnie Fisher (Faye) of Manvel, Texas; half-sister, Becky Deaton (Wayne) of Haltom City, Texas; half-brother, Ken Fisher (Julie) of Plymouth, England; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Harold and Blanche Fisher, and stepmother, Faye Fisher.
The family wishes to thank all of the staff at the Arcola Health Center for their wonderful care.
The Edwards Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Memorials may be made to the American Stroke Association or the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).