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. —
Alta "Allie" Tennyson
Alta "Allie" Tennyson, 44, of Iola, Kan., passed away Tuesday at the St. Luke Medical Center, Kansas City, Mo.
Peggy L. deLaunay
Peggy Lynn deLaunay, age 56, of Joplin, passed away at 2:26 p.m. on Wednesday, March 5, 2014, in Joplin, after a courageous battle with cancer.
Mary Lou Sheperd
Mary Lou (Helton) Sheperd, 67, passed away March 6, 2014, at her home in rural Carl Junction, Mo., following a long illness.
Deryl H. Morgan
Deryl H. Morgan was born Aug. 30, 1942, in Kenosha, Wis., to Otto and Jeane Seeglitz. She went home to be with her beloved lord and savior on March 3, 2014, after a courageous battle with Ovarian Cancer.
Steve Clyde Glumm, age 65, of Joplin, Mo., passed away at 8:18 Saturday evening, March 1, 2014, at his home.
Wilda Mae Higginbotham
After a lifetime of service to the Lord, Mrs. Wilda Mae Higginbotham, met her Savior face to face on March 3, 2014, at the age of 84 years old.
Catherine Nell Stoner, of Joplin, Mo., went to be with the Lord Monday, March 3, 2014, at her home in Joplin. She was 91.
Shirley Yvonne McDaniel
Shirley Yvonne McDaniel, age 76, passed away at 10 p.m. Sunday, March 2, 2014, at Mercy Hospital, Joplin, Mo., following an illness.
John Swab Jr.
John M. Swab Jr., age 88, Joplin, passed away at 11:55 a.m. Saturday, March 1, 2014, at a local nursing center after an illness.
Beulah J. Pigg
Beulah Joyce Pigg was born July 25, 1929, to Curty and James White of Van Buren, Mo. She passed from her earthly home to her heavenly home, at the age of 84, on Monday, March 3, 2014, at Integris Baptist Regional Health Center in Miami, surrounded by her family.
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