Earlene Fisher, 93, of Macedonia, passed away Monday evening, April 8, 2014, at Benton Rehab & HCC in Benton. She was born in Macedonia on Nov. 16, 1920, the daughter of Elbert and Lela (Sims) Boyles. She married William D. “Bill” Fisher on Aug. 20, 1940; he preceded her in death on April 20, 2009. She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Brenda Ferguson, on Jan. 3, 2013. She was a dedicated housewife. Mrs. Fisher was very active in community affairs and very involved in the churches that she belonged to. She was a member of Home Extension and a 4-H leader in Macedonia. Mrs. Fisher was dedicated to her family’s activities. Mrs. Fisher is survived by her son-in-law, Jeff Ferguson of Davenport, Fla., two granddaughters, Terri Beaubien and husband Glenn of Marion and Tami Ferguson of Kissimmee, Fla.; three great-granddaughters, Micha Rotz of St. Louis, Brittany Moore of Kissimmee, Fla., and Cassie Moore of Kissimmee, Fla. She will also be missed by other family members. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, April 14, at the Morton & Johnston Funeral Home in Benton with the Rev. Ron Cremeens officiating. Burial was at Macedonia Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are suggested to the Brenda Ferguson Memorial Fund c/o Southern Illinois Community Foundation (SICF) 3000 W. DeYoung St., Suite 800B Marion, IL 62959.
Published on  April 16, 2014