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Bench dedicated in memory of food service employee at Fisher Elementary


Two family members of Amy Canadé stand next to a bench dedicated in her honor at Fisher Elementary School. Amy worked in food service at Fisher. Pictured are Amy’s husband Reuben Canadé, left, and her father, Bob Rush.

The memory of a Fisher Elementary School food service professional who passed away earlier this year now lives on through a bench located outside of the school near the playground.

Amy Canadé died on February 22 at the age of 37. She impacted so many lives at the school. A group gathered recently to honor her with a bench dedication, which was purchased by her family.

“The kids really loved her and they knew her by name,” said Amy’s husband Reuben Canadé. “She absolutely adored children.”

Amy’s dad, Bob Rush, was also at the dedication along with many staff from buildings and grounds and food service from Marshalltown Schools. The staff donated a plaque placed on the wall above the bench.

Fisher fourth grader Frankie Glenn read a card she made for the Canadé family that included information on how she felt about Amy.

“Although we are apart your spirit lives with me forever,” the fourth grader said as she read the card during the dedication ceremony.


Amy Canadé


Fisher Elementary School fourth grader Frankie Glenn reads a letter honoring Amy Canadé as Reuben Canadé and Bob Rush listen during a bench dedication event honoring Amy.