Ona Fisher, daughter of the late John F. and Martha (Curtner) Scaggs, was born August 16, 1934 in Texas County, Missouri, and passed away surrounded by her family September 23, 2010 at her home in Mtn. Grove, Missouri, following a long and courageous battle with cancer. She was 76 years, five months and seven days of age.
Ona grew up in the Bendavis area and attended Murr School.
She was united in marriage to Art Fisher on February 6, 1970. Two daughters were born to this union. Art and Ona worked for the Brown Shoe Company for several years and had lived in several places throughout the years but had made their home in Mtn. Grove for the past eight years, following their retirement. Art passed away December 2, 2009.
Ona enjoyed fishing and camping but mostly enjoyed spending time with her kids and grandkids. Ona attended Cabool Assembly of God Church for the past several years as long as her health permitted. Although not being able to attend, Ona never lost her faith in the Lord. She witnessed to those she encountered such as nurses and hospice workers about the fact that it was up to her Lord when it was her time to go and not the physician’s diagnosis.
Ona was a very gentle, yet strong woman and fought the good fight until the end. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister. She will be truly missed by all who knew and loved her.
Ona is survived by her two daughters, Rhonda Ice and husband John and Libby Hutsell and Randy Woods; one sister, Sue Anderson and husband James; four grandchildren, Amber Kelly and husband Jason, Michael Hutsell and Kristen Vogel, Jeffrey Ice and wife Debbie, and Destiney Hutsell; ten great-grandchildren, Austin Smart, Rylie Kelly, Ashtyn Kelly, Cara Beggs, Kaleb Ice, Landon Wilson, Bailee Beggs, Graysen Kelly, Gage Beggs, and Garrett Hutsell; three nieces; one nephew; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held Monday, September 27, 2010, at 10:00 a.m. in Craig-Hurtt Chapel with Rev. Harvey Hoffman, Rev. Dan Montgomery, and Rev. Junior Vaughn officiating. Song selections were “We Won’t Cry Always.” “Old Rugged Cross,” and “Wish You Were Here,” rendered by Linda Vaughan, Donna Frost, and Susan Sigman. Pallbearers were Jeffrey Ice, Michael Hutsell, John Ice, Randy Woods, James Anderson, Jason Kelly, Virgil Woods, and Lawrence Nelson. Burial was in Murr Cemetery under the direction of Craig-Hurtt Funeral Home, Mtn. Grove.