Emma Lucille (Stokes) Fisher (1913 - 2018)


Emma Lucille Fisher, 104, Altamont, formerly of Fayette County, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, at the home she shared with her daughter in Altamont, surrounded by her loving children.
Mrs. Fisher was born on April 30, 1913, in Bingham, the daughter of Matteson and Amy Stokes. She married Grover W. Fisher on April 30, 1936, and they celebrated 52 years of marriage until his death in 1988.
Lucille graduated from St. Elmo High School in 1930. She held several positions of employment, including Johnson, Stephens & Shinkle Shoe Factory, Huddleston's Grocery, Abendroth's Café and Crane Packing. She was also the Otego Township tax assessor for 11 years and township supervisor.
Lucille loved the Brownstown community and was actively involved as a Good Samaritan to a lot of people. She was a faithful member of the Golden Years Club and Sefton Unit of Home and Community Education. She was well known for her excellent pies and doughnuts. She loved to read, work crossword puzzles and play pinochle.
She is survived by her children, Helen Klitzing of Altamont and Woodrow "Woody" Fisher of Amelia, Va.; daughter-in-law, Marilyn Fisher; six grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Thelma Stokes; and numerous nephews and nieces.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brothers, Wayne Stokes and Charles "Cotton" Stokes; sister, Annabelle and her husband Boone Fulton; and a son-in-law, Myron "Spud" Klitzing.
Online condolences can be expressed at www.kullfuneralhome.com.
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Published in The Leader-Union from Jan. 22 to Jan. 31, 2018