Lorene Ruth Fish, 94, a resident of Chillicothe, Mo., died on Monday, Aug. 27, 2012 at The Baptist Home, Chillicothe, Mo.

Lorene was born the daughter of Frederick William and Linnie Babe (McCreary) Kroeger on February 18, 1918, in Chillicothe. On April 6, 1951, she was united in marriage to James Fish, at the Methodist Church in Chillicothe. He preceded her in death on March 4, 1990.

Lorene was a 1935 Chillicothe High School graduate, and a 1936 Chillicothe Business College graduate. She was a secretary and bookkeeper for Flowers by Howard and Chillicothe Plumbing and Heating for many years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Chillicothe Culture Club, Vern R Glick Post 25, American Legion Auxiliary, and R.S.V.P.

Lorene is survived by one daughter, Janice Fish, or Maysville, Mo.; four grandchildren, Stacie White and husband Mike, of Chillicothe, Curtis Carleton of Columbia, Mo., Patrick Carleton of Chula, Mo., and Lesley Brewer and husband Damon of Crestley, Calif.; 13 great grandchildren; and four great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two sons, James "Howard" Fish and Donna Fish, and Frederick "Rick" Carleton.

Funeral services will be held at the First Baptist Church, Chillicothe, on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012, at 10 a.m. A scheduled family visitation will be held at the Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe, on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012, from 6 to 8 p.m. Friends may call at the Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe, on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012, from 12 noon until 9 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund and may be left at or mailed to Lindley Funeral Home, P.O. Box 47, Chillicothe, Mo. 64601.

Online condolences may be made at www.lindleyfuneralhome.com.

Arrangements are under the direction of Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe.