Armand T. Fisher 1922 - 2008 Lawrence
Graveside services for Armand T. Fisher, 85, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Roselawn Memorial Gardens, south of Ottawa.He died Saturday, May 10, 2008, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.Mr. Fisher was born June 16, 1922, in Ottawa, the son of Smith T. and Malinda Elizabeth Berthot Fisher. He grew up and attended school in Peoria. He graduated from Rantoul High School in 1940.Mr. Fisher worked for Beechcraft in Wichita before joining the Army Air Corps in September 1942. He attained the rank of sergeant while serving in the South Pacific in World War II. He was honorably discharged in December 1945.After the war, Mr. Fisher worked briefly for Beechcraft. He later worked for Price Oil Co. in Ottawa, Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant in De Soto, Ottawa Steel Co. and Jack Henry Construction Co. in Ottawa. He retired in 1979 as a diesel mechanic for the Lawrence Paper Co.He was a former member of Church of the Brethren in Ottawa. Mr. Fisher enjoyed working in his yard and watching baseball games.He is survived by his wife, Wilma, of the home; a daughter, Malinda F. Shortt, Lawrence; two nieces, Lynn Bryan Carpenter, Manitou Springs, Colo., and Joy Bryan Dolsby, Anchorage, Alaska; three nephews, Frank Darst and wife Donna, Valley Springs, Calif., Doug Pope, Chico, Calif., and Ed Bryan, Ottawa; and a sister-in-law, Retta Mae Bryan, Ottawa.He was preceded in death by his parents and three sisters, Ramona Darst Wynne, Helen Jenkins Lantis and Gertrude Pope.The family suggests memorials to the charity of the donor's choice, sent in care of Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home, P.O. Box 14, Ottawa, KS 66067.Online condolences may be sent at <a href="http://www.lamb-roberts.com">www.lamb-roberts.com</a>.