Friday, June 03, 2011

Services held for Betty Jo Fisher, beauty shop owner

(The following obituary is taken from the Parker Mortuary website.)

Betty Jo Burrington Fisher, age 86 of Joplin, died Sunday, May 22, 2011, a casualty of the tornado.

Born January 27, 1925 in Lubbock, Texas, she was the daughter of the late Henry McKinley and Mamie Hunter McKinley. She was a long-time resident of Joplin where she owned and operated Betty’s Beauty Shop for many years in her home. She was a member of Blendville Christian Church, a 4-H leader, a volunteer at St. John’s and enjoyed square-dancing.

Her first husband, Roy Burrington, preceded her in death Nov. 14, 1975.

Her second husband, Jim Fisher, preceded her in death Dec. 12, 2010.

Survivors include three daughters, Shelia Tasker and her husband, Larry, Janet Townsend, and her husband, Damond, and Sandy Blizzard, and her husband, Ron, all of Joplin; a son, Tom Fisher and wife, Patty, state of South Carolina; a brother, Harvey McKinley, Post Falls, ID; four sisters, Jean Love, Sahuarita, AZ, June Boelsen, Spring, TX, Jo Murdock, Lubbock, TX, and Henrietta Wilson, Olvsmar, FL; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by a son, Jim Fisher Jr., and a brother, Payton McKinney.

Services will be at 10 am Thursday, June 2, at Parker Mortuary chapel. Pastor Virgil Eubanks will officiate. Burial will be in Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery. A visitation will be held from 6 to 7 pm Wednesday at Parker Mortuary. Memorial contributions may be made to Blendville Christian Church.

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