BELLE PLAINE NEWS Mar 19, 1953
Funeral services for Mrs. Mirtie Fisher, 78, a lifelong residence of this community, who died Saturday, March 14 in the Wichita Hospital, were held in the Methodist Church Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. The Rev. Major W. Parker officiated.
Marjorie Utt and Mary Ruth Howe, accompanied by Pauline Pipkin, sang "In the Garden", and "Beautiful Isle". Casket bearers were Earl Bainter, Leslie Richardson, James Lowrey, Frank Birder, Clay Ratcliff, and Will Wright. Interment was in the Belle Plaine Cemetery with Hatfield Funeral Home in charge.
Myrtie H. Cox Fisher was born June 23rd, 1874 in Decator, Ill. and departed this life March 14th, 1953 at the Wichita Hospital, after a short illness, at the age of 78 years, 8 months and 9 days.
She was the daughter of James H. and Elizabeth Jane Trautman Cox. In this family was born four sisters and one brother, all preceding her in death. She came with the family to the Whitman community when she was 2 years of age and had lived in this community until the time of her death.
To her was born two daughters, Ines(INEZ?) May Gray of Belle Plaine and Merta Jane Totten of Oxford, Kans. She leaves to mourn her death two daughters, Mrs. Marlin Gray and Mrs. Harold Totten, two grand sons, Bern Gray of Wichita, Kan., and Olin Totton of Oxford. One grand daughter, Phylis Totten(sp?) of Oxford. One grand daughter, Vernadine Totton, preceeded her in death. Several nieces and nephews and a host of relatives and friends.
Submitted by Nancy Willis