Mrs. Maggie Fisher passed away at the Achenbach Memorial Hospital Sunday evening at 6 P.M. Mrs. Fisher became critically ill Tuesday evening after being taken to the hospital Tuesday noon, from injuries and shock received in a car accident. Mrs. Octia Redfield had taken her mother to Hardtner, Tuesday morning for medical treatment and they were on their way back to Wilmore when they struck loose gravel on the highway between Hardtner and Medicine Lodge which threw them into the ditch at the side of the road. Mrs. Fisher suffered a broken leg and severe cuts on her lip and chin when the impact hurled her against the dashboard of the car. Mrs. Redfield was uninjured. Three men on their way to Kiowa came along immediately following the accident and took them back to the Hardtner Hospital. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 at the Christian Church.
The Western Star, July 25, 1947
MRS FISHER LAID TO REST
Funeral services for Mrs. Maggie Fisher were held Wednesday, July 16, at 2:30 P.M. in the Christian Church with the pastor, Rev. Carlton Garrison of Enid, Okla., in charge. He brought a splendid message using as the main text one of her favorite scriptures, "Precious in the Sight of the Lord is the Death of his Saints," and quoted many others.
A mixed quartet, Mrs. Austin Cobb, Mrs. Wayne Flory, Ray Bigbee and Nick Baker sang " The Lord Know Why" and "Goodnight and Good Morning," Delmar Horner sang a beautiful solo, "Death is Only a Dream." Mrs. Nick Baker presided at the piano.
Pall bearers were C. O. Masterson, F. H. Moberley, H. J. Pendergraft, Fay Smith, Chris Nielsen, and T. C. Pepperd. The beautiful floral tributes bore mute testimony of love and devotion of her relatives and many friends. Interment was in the Wilmore cemetery by the side of her husband.
Margaret Jane Haynes Fisher, the daughter of Jacob Haynes and Isabel Haynes was born on September 21st, 1866, at Spring Run, Pennsylvania. Later she moved with her parents to Remington, Ind., in 1869, to near Hutchinson, Kans., on November 1st, 1876, and to Pratt County, Kans., on March 7th, 1877.
On April 15th, 1886, she was united in marriage to Daniel Fisher in Pratt County. They made their first home near Montezuma, Kansas and the following year moved to Bucklin, Kansas. On March 5th, 1907 they moved to Wilmore, Kans. To this union were born four children all of whom are surviving: Mr. Archie Fisher, Applegate, Calif.; Mrs. Octia Redfield, Wilmore, Kans; Mr. Cecil Fisher, Scottsbluff, Neb.; and Mr. Flake Fisher, Farley, N. Mex. Also surviving are ten grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren. The father and husband, Daniel Fisher, died on December 19th, 1925.
Mrs. Margaret Fisher, better known as Maggie Fisher or Grandma Fisher, passed away on July 13th, 1947 at the Achenbach Memorial Hospital, Hardtner Kans. She was eighty years of age at the time of death.
A precious one from us has gone
A voice we loved is stilled
A place is vacant in our home
Which can never be filled
God in his wisdom has recalled
The boon his love had given
And though the body slumbers here
The soul is safe in heaven.
Out of town relatives attending the funeral services of Mrs. Maggie Fisher were: Mr. and Mrs. Archie Fisher, Applegate, Calif., Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Fisher, Scotts Bluff, Neb., Mr. and Mrs. Flake Fisher and Ruby Jane, Farley, New Mex., Leo Fisher, Denver, Colo., Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Redfield and family, Ashland, Kans., Mrs. Tryphena Rock, Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Demmin, Mr. and Mrs. George Redfield and family all of Wichita; Mr. and Mrs. Neil Haynes, Las Vegas, N. Mex, Mr. and Mrs. S. B. Fisher, Mr. and Mrs. A. E. LaMunyon, Rosston, Okla., Mrs. Lauer Hieronymus, Ashland; R. E. Fisher, Carlsbad, N. Mex.; Mrs. Elmer Unruh, Fort Garland, Colo.; O. G. Sitton and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Vern Sitton, Arlington; C. B. Lester, Dexter; Gust Leens, Preston; Mr. and Mrs. Roy Means and Joy, Pratt; Mr. and Mrs. Lyman Levens and Margaret Gillmore, Sawyer; and Mrs. Roy Fisher and Sharon, Coats.
Some out of town friends also attending were: Mr. and Mrs. George T. Brown, Great Bend; Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Snedeger and Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Graves of Pratt; Mrs. Ray Simmons and Mrs. C. C. McFarland of Ashland; Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Staats of Coats; Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Staats of Wichita; Mrs. Chas. Herndon and Jack Herndon of Medicine Lodge, Kans.
CARD OF THANKS
Words cannot express our appreciation of the kindness, sympathy and helping hand of our neighbors and friends, also for the beautiful floral offerings, letters and cards received during the illness and passing of our Dear Mother.
The Families of:
MRS. OCTIA REDFIELD
MR. AND MRS. ARCHIE FISHER
MR. AND MRS. CECIL FISHER
MR. AND MRS. FLAKE FISHER
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