Kathryn Louise Fisher
Greatly beloved wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, and friend Kathryn Louise Fisher passed away peacefully at Friendship Village on March 29, 2022. Louise was born October 7, 1930 to Henry and Lillian Merle (Koontz) Barchers. Louise was the second of five children.
Louise grew up on a farm in the Missouri river bottoms in Henrietta and outside of Richmond MO. She graduated from Richmond High school in 1948 and moved to Kansas City to attend Junior College. She worked as a secretary for Motorola Radio Gasket Engineering in Kansas City and met her husband, Jim at a USO dance. He asked her for a dance because she was the tallest women at the event. They married March 7, 1954 and move to El Tora, California where he was stationed in the US Marine Corps. They were married for 52 years until he passed on January 13, 2006.
Louise and Jim moved to Hagerstown, IN in 1959 where they lived until 2004. Throughout her life of faith and community service Louise spent many hours working with youth of different ages making a difference in many young lives. She helped start the first Head Start program in Hagerstown, worked as a Kindergarten aid, volunteered as a Sunday School Teacher and Church Youth Group Leader, organized Hagerstown’s Healthy Community Healthy Youth(Search Institute), and served on the board for Ball State University Lutheran Campus Ministry. She was a strong Christian and spent many hours helping others and visiting the sick. While living in Hagerstown she worked for Eltek Corporation as the office manager and bookkeeper and at Two Sisters. She was a long time member of the Hagerstown History Club.
In 2004 they moved to Friendship Village in Schaumburg, IL to be closer to their daughters and their families. Louise found several ways to volunteer at Friendship Village. She started a Flower Cup and Card Ministry for those in Healthcare and acted as a buddy for new residents.
Louise was a loving person who will be greatly missed by her family and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband James (Jim) Alan Fisher; her parents; her brothers, Paul Barchers and wife Juanita; her brother Harold Barchers.
Louise is survived by her two daughters, Kathy(Jeff) Thompson of Willard OH; Karen(Charlie) Wilberg of Antioch IL; 2 grandchildren, Joshua(Alyssa) Thompson of Denver CO; Caleb(Antionette) Thompson of McHenry IL; two brothers Virgil(Carol) Barchers of Richmond MO, Otis(Joy) Barchers of Liberty MO and sister in law Kay Barchers of Richmond, MO.
A memorial service will be held at Hosanna Lutheran Church, 2800 N. Church Road, Liberty, MO on Saturday May 21, 2022 at 11 am.
Instead of flowers, the family suggest donations be made to:
Grace Village Campus Ministry, Muncie, IN or ELCA World Hunger.