JOPLIN, Mo. —
Like a ripple in a pond the waves reach into the lives of the ones that loved her.
Born in Texas, she had that soft southern voice, she was a gentle soul and a Christian lady, she raised three girls in the church and those roots run deep.
She was at home with her granddaughter and great-grandson, who cared for her, when the tornado hit, they survived. She died in the house she and dad built over 55 years ago. She had Betty's Beauty Shop there for many years.
She lost her first husband, Roy Burrington in November 1975. She married James Fisher in October 1977. He died in December 2010.
She was active in 4H with her children. She was a member of Blendville Christian Church and her faith sustained her during many life challenges.
She and Jim belonged to a square dance club and she enjoyed sewing all of their square dance clothing. She and Jim volunteered at St. John's.
Mom's health had declined over the past two years, she had lost her sight and was pretty much house bound. She would want us to extend our heartfelt sorrow to all who have lost a loved one. May the Lord help you through this difficult time. We have turned our sorrow over to the Lord knowing she is with him.
She was blind, but now she can see, she was bedridden, but now she can dance again. She is with the loved ones who have gone before, we will always miss her.
We were so fortunate to have her as a mother, wife, grandmother, sister, aunt, in-law, mentor, neighbor and friend.
JOPLIN, Mo. —
William E. Bader
William E. (Bull) Bader, 95, passed away on July 23, 2014 at Gainesville Health Care Center where he resided.
Bill was born Sept. 16, 1918 in Stuttgart, Germany.
Tommy W. Farmer Jr.
Tommy Walter Farmer Jr., 70, went home to be with the Lord at 3:27 p.m. Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at his home surrounded by his family.
Ruthalene Butler, 92, passed away on Monday, July 21, 2014, after a long illness.
Mary A. Ash
Mary A. Ash, age 80, of Joplin, Mo., passed away at 12:56 a.m. Monday, July 21, 2014, at Mercy Hospital, Joplin, following a battle with Parkinson's disease.
David Nuel Scroggins
In memory of David Nuel Scroggins 1948 - 2012
Judy A. Orton
Judy A. Orton, 58, of Joplin, Mo. passed away early Monday, July 21, 2014 at Joplin Health & Rehabilitation following a long illness.
Jo Arkle, 79, Joplin, Mo., died July 20, 2014, at Freeman West, Joplin.
Carolyn "Sue" Anderson
Carolyn "Sue" Anderson, 69, Pierce City, Mo., died July 19, 2014, at her home, following a short illness
Mary Lorraine White, 59, of Joplin, Mo., completed her journey up the stairway to heaven on July 16, 2014.
Blake Austin Aggus, 23, died July 18, 2014, at his home in Hollister, Mo. He was born September 21, 1990 in Joplin.
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