Obituaries - Mary FISHER
Blandinsville Star-Gazette, October 4, 1928 - MARY ANN FISHER
Mrs. Mary Ann Fisher, widow of Thomas Fisher, long deceased, died after a long illness at her home on south Main street at 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 3, 1928, at an advanced age.
She and her husband were both among the early pioneers of Blandinsville and Mrs. Fisher, though for many years confined most of the time to her home by the infirmities of age, was widely known and highly respected. An extended obituary will appear in next week issue.
Blandinsville Star-Gazette, October 11, 1928 - MARY ANN FISHER
Mary Ann Farris, daughter of Nathan W. and Elizabeth Hungate Farris, was born in Hire township March 9, 1850 and departed this life at her home in Blandinsville, October 3, 1928, aged 78 years, 6 months, and 24 days.
On December 17 she suffered a paralytic stroke and during the last nine and one half months has been confined to her bed or chair and has suffered intensely from asthma and a complication of diseases until death relieved her.
On January 21, 1869 she was united in marriage to Thomas H. Fisher who preceded her to the great beyond June 1, 1914. To this union three children were born, viz., Lena Delbridge, Charles H. and Arthur M., all deceased. Mrs. Fisher was the last member of her immediate family, having lived to see her husband die, and the three children pass to their last resting place and then to spend fourteen years living alone in her home.
She united with the Rock Creek church in youth and later transferred her membership to the Blandinsville M. E. church, where she remained a consistent member and supporter till the end, always attending all services when her health was such as to permit her going.
She was one of a family of seven children, but leaves only one sister living, Martha J. Bond, and the following brothers and sisters deceased; William, Milton, John, and Nathan Farris and Nancy Fisher. Besides many nephews, nieces, friends, and neighbors, she leaves the following grandchildren: Glenn Delbridge, Auburn, N. Dak., Zella Fisher, Kewanee, Ill., Truman Fisher, Good Hope, Ill., Raymond Fisher, Reva George, Dorothy Maliere, Jessie Fenten, Madelyn McKeown, and Ruth Fisher, all of Blandinsville, and thirteen great grandchildren.
Contributed by Stephen Fisher