Mary Louise Fisher, 100, of Dallas, passed away Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at Mercy Center, Dallas.
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She was born in West Pittston, daughter of the late Lansford W. and Mary Lloyd Wildoner and was a graduate of West Pittston High School, Class of 1931, and Bloomsburg State Teaching College, Class of 1933. She was a teacher in the West Pittston School and then Wyoming Area School District, retiring in 1976. She will be remembered as a well-loved kindergarten teacher for more than 20 years.
She was a life member of Luzerne Avenue Baptist Church, West Pittston, where she sang in the choir and taught Sunday school. After moving to Dallas she became a member of Trinity Presbyterian Church where she was also very active. Mary Louise had just celebrated her 100th birthday this past Saturday.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest W. Fisher, in 1989 after celebrating 51 years of marriage; and a son, Walter L. Fisher, in 1955.
Surviving is a daughter, Susan and her husband, William H. Butcher, Dallas; grandchild, Todd E. and his wife, Marianne Butcher, Pittston.
Mary lived in West Pittston until moving to Dallas in 1979. She resided with her daughter and her family in Dallas before moving to Mercy Center Assisted Living and later to the Skilled Nursing in 2003.
A funeral will be held privately at the convenience of the family. Interment will be in West Pittston Cemetery.
Arrangements are being conducted by the Richard H. Disque Funeral Home Inc., 2940 Memorial Highway, Dallas. Donations may be made to the Back Mountain Memorial Library, 96 Huntsville Road, Dallas, PA 18612 or Blue Chip Animal Refuge, 974 Lockville Road, Dallas, PA 18612.
Mary Louise's family would like to thank the staff at Mercy Center for all the wonderful care given to her while she was there.
Published in Citizens' Voice on Mar. 22, 2013