Obituary of Donna Fisher

Donna Ilene Tyler Fisher went to her heavenly home to be with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and her beloved son, Tommy Dean, on October 27, 2021. She was born to Paul Daniel Tyler and Deloris Roy Tyler-Bolden on December 17, 1941, in Mantey, KS, on the homestead built by her grandfather and in the same room where her mother was birthed. She lived most of her life in the Fort Scott area. 

Despite not finishing high school, Donna went on to gain her LPN license and worked as a night-charge nurse in Girard, KS, while raising four little kids. Her interest in medicine remained throughout her life. She also enjoyed learning about history; anything “old” piqued her interest, collecting old cookbooks, traveling the U.S., watching scary movies, and baking and cooking for her family. She also enjoyed landscape painting and donated some of her work to support the Douglas County AIDS Project. 

Donna married and later divorced Jim Kramer. Together they had four children: Tommy, Steven, Connie, and Shelley. In 1986, she married Raymond Fisher and moved to Moundville, Mo., where they created a home and many fond, family memories.

He preceded her in death, as did her parents, two brothers, Paul Tyler and Larry Bolden, and two sisters, Dorothy Schultz and Bonnie Heaton, and a son, Tommy Kramer, in 2020. 

Survivors include a son, Steven Kramer, Nevada Mo.; daughters Connie Wehmeyer (Mark), Mission Kansas; Shelley Morrison (Bob), Nevada Mo; a daughter-in-law Sandi Kramer, Nolanville TX; a stepdaughter, Kim Fisher Newell (Troy), Denver Co.; nine grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren.  A brother, Bill Bolden (Casey), Fort Scott, Ks and a sister, Laura Deen, Georgia, and several nieces and nephews in the Fort Scott area.  

Donna will be laid to rest during a graveside service on Saturday, November 6, 2021, at 11:00 AM. at the Prescott Cemetery, Prescott, KS. Friends and family are invited to attend. In place of flowers, contributions to the American Cancer Society can be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, PO Box 347, 201 S. Main St., Ft. Scott, KS 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at

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