Graveside services for Erma M. Fisher, 85, Lawrence, will be at 1 pm Monday at Memorial Park Cemetery, with the Rev. Valerie Miller-Coleman officiating. Social distancing and masking will be observed. Mrs. Fisher died Monday, November 23, 2020, at her home with family at her side.
She was born Nov. 24, 1934, in Torrance, Calif., the daughter of Carl E. and Erma Mabel Wraith Carstens. She graduated from high school in Torrance, and later earned a teaching degree from Occidental College in Los Angeles. She taught girls Phys. Ed. in Berkeley and San Leandro.
Erma met Charles F. Fisher and was married June 24, 1960, in Torrance. They moved back to Lawrence, where she taught Phys. Ed. at Haskell Juco. After taking a break to raise her kids, she taught briefly at Hillcrest Elementary. She was active in PEO, Meals on Wheels, and Plymouth Congregational Church and its women’s groups. In her spare time she enjoyed counted cross stitch, bridge, and quilting.
Survivors include her husband Chuck of the home; a daughter, Lisa Gilbert and husband James, Eudora; and two granddaughters, Mallory and Loralei Gilbert. She was preceded in death by her parents, a son, Brad Fisher, and three siblings, Barbara Jordan, Fred Carstens, and Bill Carstens.
Friend may call Sunday from 9 am to 8 pm at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, where the family will receive them from 1:00 to 2:30 pm. Social distancing, masking, and assembly limits will be observed.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Brad Fisher Memorial Bell Choir Fund at Plymouth Congregational Church, or to the American Parkinson’s Disease Association, in care of the funeral home, 601 Indiana St., Lawrence, KS, 66044.