Obituary: Alberta Marie Fisher

Submitted by Cheney Witt Funeral Home

Alberta Marie Fisher, age 76, a resident of Franklin, Kan., passed away Tuesday, November 14, 2015, at the Via Christi Hospital in Pittsburg, Kan.

She was born March 3, 1941, in Fort Scott, Kan., the daughter of Albert Combs and Ruth Ballinger Combs. Alberta graduated from the Fort Scott High School with the Class of 1959. She married Larry Wilson and he preceded her in death. She later married Darryl Fisher on September 14, 2006, at Eureka Springs, Ark. In earlier years, Alberta had worked for both the Western Insurance and Key Industries in Fort Scott. She later worked for many years in the Physical Department of Pittsburg State University. Alberta enjoyed music and in younger years, played the violin. She also enjoyed antiquing and sewing, but above all she cherished the moments with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a woman of faith and attended the Open Door Fellowship Church.

Survivors include her husband, Darryl, of the home; a son, Billie Budd, Jr., and wife, Vicki; two daughters, Cindy Schroeder and Terri Hoffman and husband, Bryan; a step-son, Larry Wilson, Jr., and wife, Carla and a step-daughter, Jean Culver and husband, Darryl; 17 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Also surviving are a brother, Al Combs and wife Kathy, and a sister, Sherry Hendrickson. In addition to her husband, Larry, she was preceded in death by two step-sons, Ronnie Wilson and Michael Fisher; a step-daughter, Janet Anderson and two sisters, Linda Carpenter and Beverly McReynolds.

Rev. Don Talent will conduct funeral services at 10 a.m. Saturday, November 18, at the Open Door Fellowship Church, 918 W. 20th St., in Pittsburg. Burial will follow in the Crocker Cemetery south of Pittsburg. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Cheney Witt Chapel. Memorials are suggested to Care to Share and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, P.O. Box 347, Fort Scott, KS 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at

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