Fay Hill Tisko of Louisa

(Ella) Fay Hill Tisko passed away Friday, February 18, 2011, at Methodist Medical Center, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, surrounded by family. Fay was born on June 28, 1925 at the family home in Bardstown, Kentucky to parents, the late Anna Kolb Hill and Charles Prather Hill. She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Dr. E.!. “Doc” Tisko (1994); sister, Ann Pennington, and brothers Horace, Jack, Joe, and twin brother, Bill. After World War II, she and her husband, Ed, who was the love ofher life, lived in Memphis for several years while he attended the School of Optometry. During that time she worked for the Mid-South Oil Co. She later worked in her husband’s optometry office in Louisa, Kentucky as Office Manager for over 40 years. She was a member of the Louisa United Methodist Church. In the 50’s she volunteered for the Ground Observer Corps, a joint civilian-military effort to defend the U.S. against an enemy air attack, which required climbing a tall tower to spot enemy planes. She developed an interest in politics and always followed what was going on in the world. Fay loved her home and enjoyed doing all of her own yard work and gardening for many years. She considered having the same wonderful and helpful neighbors for the past forty-seven years a blessing. She especially enjoyed playing bridge with her bridge group. She was also once President of the ABC Club, a local civic organization. She took up golf at the age of sixty and became quite an accomplished golfer, playing daily with her husband during the winter months in Naples, Florida. Fay was also a talented artist, painting Pennsylvania Dutch themes on plates, and doing needlework. She enjoyed refinishing and painting furniture, decorating her home, and had a flair for fashion. She is survived by her daughter, Kay Yazdi and husband Ali ofOak Ridge, grandson Todd Yazdi and wife Shannon of Knoxville, granddaughter Farah Yazdi McGhee and husband Terry ofOak Ridge, brother Donald T. Hill and family of Lawrenceburg, Ky, great-grandchildren Carson McGhee, Faith McGhee, and Maeve Yazdi, and many nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 12 pm to 2 pm Thursday February 24,2011, at the Louisa United Methodist Church. The funeral will immediately follow at 2 pm at the church, with the Rev. Guy Moyer officiating. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery in Louisa. The family would like to thank those at Morning Pointe, Clinton, TN, Comfort Keepers, and caregivers in the last few weeks, especially Rene’ Hawkins. Memorial donations may be made to the Louisa United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 26, Louisa, KY 41230 or the Silent Wings Museum, 6202 N. 1-27, Lubbock, TX.