Arlene Ruth Fisher, 99, passed away at 5:11 am Wednesday January 26, 2022 at the Heritage Health Nursing Home in Gibson City with family at her side.
Ruth, as she was called, was born December 23, 1922 in Three Oaks, Michigan. She was a daughter of Ford A. and Ethel C. Brockway Thompson. Ruth married Arthur L. Fisher on April 22, 1950 in Niles, Michigan. He passed away June 26, 2001. Ruth is survived by three sons: Kerry Fisher of Kansas, IL; Denis (Cherry) Fisher of Gibson City and Kim Fisher of Gibson City as well as three daughters: Diane Norris of Algonquin; Sue Rhodes of Gibson City and Vicki (Dan) Easton of Arnold, MO. She has twenty-four grandchildren and thirty-two great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters and two brothers.
Ruth was a mother to many friends and family members. Her house was open to everyone. When visiting her home, there was always fresh baked cookies, cakes or pies. She enjoyed gardening, needlepoint, reading, and crossword puzzles. Throughout her life, Ruth volunteered at nursing homes, sang in church choirs, was a member of The Women of The Moose, and Business Professional Women’s club. Over the years, Ruth worked in different positions in a variety of businesses. She co-owned Cornie’s Store in Gibson City with her husband.
A celebration of life service will be held on Saturday March 5, 2022 at Father Kirk Memorial Hall at 12:00 noon. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the medical fund for Ruth’s granddaughter who has been fighting cancer for five years. It may be found at “Danielle Easton’s Medical Bills” or may be given directly to the family.