The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO


February 20, 2014

Rose Etta Fisher

SENECA, Mo. — Rose Etta Rainey Fisher, age 71, of Seneca, Mo., passed away at her home on Feb. 18, 2014, after a hard fought battle with cancer.

Rose was born June 6, 1942, to the late Frank and Nona Bell Garrison Rainey in Carl Junction, Mo., and was a resident of Webb City her entire life.  

On May 24, 1973, Rose married Joe Fisher in Webb City, Mo. He survives at the home.

Rose was a hard worker and dedicated wife and mother. She retired from Martin Oil Company after dedicating many years assisting the late Larry Martin as his office manager. Rose loved to be outside. She enjoyed flowers, cooking  and gardening as much as she could. She worked hard living on the farm helping her husband out as his second hand. Rose was a faithful member of the Seneca Christian Church.

In addition to her husband, Rose is survived by a daughter, Taylor Hopper and husband, Tommy, of Grand Lake Towne, Okla.; one son, Randy Green and wife, Laura, of Seneca; stepdaughter, Elizabeth Downing, of Carthage; stepsons, Rusty Fisher, of Webb City, and Robert Fisher, of Carthage; two sisters, Mary Brown, of Carthage, and Sandy Spencer, of Carl Junction; one brother, Johnny Rainey, of Joplin; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; as well as many extended family members. In addition to her parents, Rose was preceded in death by two sons, Rodney and David Green; and brothers, LeRoy and James Rainey.

A memorial service is planned for Friday, Feb. 21, at 6:30 p.m. at the Seneca Christian Church. Doug Lawson, minister, will be officiating.

Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Parker Mortuary, Joplin.

Online condolences may be made at

Text Only
  • Pendergraft, Carolyn Carolyn B. Pendergraft

    Carolyn Rial Pendergraft, age 78, of Joplin, passed away on Tuesday, July 24, 2014, at Joplin Health and Rehabilitation with family at her side.

    July 31, 2014 3 Photos

  • Cindy Showers

    Cindy Showers lost her battle with cancer July 14, 2014, at 10:08 a.m. at the home she shared with her sister. Her family surrounded her with love. Her attitude since she was diagnosed was one of strength and calmness. Her soul was caring and giving.

    July 31, 2014

  • Jim Gilliam

    Jan. 28, 1937 - July 30, 2011

    July 30, 2014

  • Etta Toney Etta Toney

    Etta Ionie Toney, age 87, formerly of Joplin, passed away at 9:05 a.m. Saturday, July 26, 2014, at Choctaw Memorial Hospital, Hugo, Okla.

    July 30, 2014 2 Photos

  • Military Jay Samuel Rodney

    Jay Samuel Rodney, 91, died Saturday, July 26, 2014.

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • Burgis Taber Burgis Taber

    Burgis Maynard Taber, 94, born March 14, 1920, entered Glory on July 27, 2014.

    July 29, 2014 3 Photos

  • Elizabeth A. Ford Elizabeth Ann Ford

    Elizabeth Ann Ford, age 59, of Joplin, passed away on Sunday, July 27, 2014, at her home, following an illness.

    July 29, 2014 2 Photos

  • Don Pargen

    Donald Ray Pargen, 76, of Joplin, Mo., died at the Spring River Christian Village, Saturday morning, July 26, 2014.

    July 29, 2014

  • Joe A. Turney Joe A. Turney

    Joe A Turney passed away July 27, 2014, following a short illness.

    July 29, 2014 3 Photos

  • Darrell "Doc" Carnagey Darrell L. "Doc" Carnagey

    Doc  Carnagey, age 47, of Carl Junction, Mo., passed away Tuesday, July 22, 2014.

    July 28, 2014 2 Photos