Died: Miss Frances Rebecca Fisher, Monday, May 23, 1910, at the home of her sister and only near relative, Mrs. M. D. Lee, of troubles incident to old age.
Born in Allensville, Ind., Sept. 13, 1845, Miss Fisher came to Harper County twenty two years ago. She taught school in the county for thirteen years, four in the Hopewell School, one in Bluff City and the rest in Anthony.
She was a deeply religious woman, who tried to impress the need of a religious life upon her pupils with the result that from scholars under her care there was always a large percent that united with the church.
The funeral was held at the First M. E. Church, Wednesday afternoon, the large building being filled with sorrowing friends. Of a gentle, cheery, kindly nature, her life was a benediction and thousands of school children who have felt her kindly presence mourn that she is no more. And whose prayers are uttered that she may enter upon her deserved reward, with the welcome, “Well done, good and faithful servant.”
The services were held by Rev. John R. Edwards, Rev. R. A. Dadisman and Rev. R. D. Engle. Interment in the Forest Park Cemetery.
Anthony Republican, May 27, 1910
Contributed by: Shelli Steedman