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. —
Burgis Maynard Taber, 94, born March 14, 1920, entered Glory on July 27, 2014.
Elizabeth Ann Ford
Elizabeth Ann Ford, age 59, of Joplin, passed away on Sunday, July 27, 2014, at her home, following an illness.
Donald Ray Pargen, 76, of Joplin, Mo., died at the Spring River Christian Village, Saturday morning, July 26, 2014.
Joe A. Turney
Joe A Turney passed away July 27, 2014, following a short illness.
Darrell L. "Doc" Carnagey
Doc Carnagey, age 47, of Carl Junction, Mo., passed away Tuesday, July 22, 2014.
Charles Fredrick Brand Jr.
Charles Fredrick Brand Jr., age 82, passed away at 5:30 a.m., Thursday, July 23, 2014 at Landmark Hospital, Joplin, Mo., following an illness.
Nancy Mae McCrillis
Nancy Mae McCrillis, age 80, of Joplin, Mo., passed away July 24, 2014, following a short illness.
John W. Clenney
John W. Clenney, 58, Goodman, Mo., passed away July 19, 2014, at his home surrounded by his family after a year long battle with cancer.
Brian R. Giebler
Brian Richard Giebler was born July 21, 1950, in St. Louis, Mo., to Gordon and Alice Giebler.
Richard Dean Ebert
Richard Dean Ebert, age 81, Joplin, passed away at 7:35 p.m. Thursday, July 24, 2014.
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