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Mary “Nina” Fultz Fisher

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DANVILLE — Mary "Nina" Fisher, 100, passed away peacefully at 6:15 a.m. Friday, Nov. 5, 2010, at North Logan Health Care in Danville.

She was born May 4, 1910, in Humrick, Ill., where her father was the proprietor of a general store. She was the seventh child born to John Milton and Cora May Onley Fultz. Nina was 1-year-old when her family returned to farming outside their hometown of Cayuga, Ind.

Nina grew up on the farm, and learned to cook and sew from her mother. As a young woman, Nina worked as a cook and waitress at the popular Green Shingle Restaurant in Cayuga. Nina worked during the war years at the Newport Powder Plant. After the war, Nina worked in the brazing department of General Electric for 10 years. She later worked as the head cook of Danville Care North for three years, retiring in 1972.

Nina is survived by her loving husband of 59 years, Roy Laverne Fisher, formerly of Kingman, Ind. They first met at a dance on the top floor of the old Cayuga City Hall building. They were married in The Old State Capital Building in Springfield, Ill., and then settled in Danville.

Nina was known for her sweet smile, her wit and her kind heart. Nina was a wonderful cook and was known for her delicious pies and noodles. Nina enjoyed time spent with her family, especially her grandchildren. Nina enjoyed reading, playing cards and taking walks. Nina was baptized with her mother at the Cayuga Christian Church, and had been a member of The Second Church of Christ.

Nina is survived by her husband; a daughter, Cynthia Katharine Smith (Larry Elmer Smith) of Danville; five grandchildren, Katrina Anne Smith (Nithin Shetty) of Hagerstown, Md., Brendan John Fisher Smith and Julie Katharine Smith of Danville, Phillip John Sams of Lodi, Ind., and Diana Ray Swartz of Cayuga. She also is survived by seven great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Nina was preceded in death by her parents; and five sisters, Myrtle, Lola, Daisy, Clara and Donna; two brothers, Benjamin and Leo; a son, Phillip Wayne Sams; a grandson, Mark Wayne Sams; and a great-granddaughter, Marki Jo Sams.

Funeral services: 2 p.m. (Indiana time) Monday, Nov. 8, at DeVerter Funeral Home in Cayuga, Ind.; Officiating: Dr. Andy Spencer; Burial: Kingman Fraternal Cemetery in Kingman, Ind.; Visitation: 1 p.m. (Indiana time) Monday until time of services at the funeral home. Condolences: www.deverterfuneralhome.com.

Great grandson, Kashin Roy Shetty, born 5-5-14 in Leiceter, England to Katrina and Nithin Shetty.


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  • Maintained by: Cynthia K. Fisher Smith
  • Originally Created by: Bob & Nancy Cannon
  • Added: 6 Nov 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 61204899
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Mary “Nina” Fultz Fisher (4 May 1910–5 Nov 2010), Find A Grave Memorial no. 61204899, citing Kingman Fraternal Cemetery, Kingman, Fountain County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Cynthia K. Fisher Smith (contributor 47535471) .