Glenda L. Fisher
Glenda Lee Fisher was born on Feb. 5, 1929 in Syracuse, Kan. to James W. and Mabel P. Benedict. She, and her younger brother, Keith, spent many summers with their grandparents in Fort Collins, Colo. Glenda attended school in Syracuse, Kan. and later at Emporia State Teachers College in Emporia.
Growing up, she loved to dance. She was in the Girls Glee Club and Student Council. She also was a twirler for the marching band and had her first train ride on a Pullman to the Kansas State Fair in Hutchinson.
Glenda’s family, her church, and her friends were most significant and meaningful in her life. She enjoyed attending community concerts and music theater, sporting events, sewing, and working in her church, especially with the youth group. Playing bridge with friends, baking, and working with the flowers in her yard also created much joy in her life.
In her spare time, Glenda volunteered at Skelly Elementary, the Safe House, the hospital gift shop, and for Meals on Wheels. She worked as secretary for the Presbyterian Church, as the President’s secretary at the First National Bank, and for the optometrist, Dr. Joyce. Her real love was being the bookstore manager at Butler County Community College where she got to interact with all the kids.
She never met a stranger and opened her home to many kids over the years. Traveling with her husband, Woody, provided the opportunity to see the world creating memories for a lifetime.
Glenda was preceded in death by her grandparents Clara and Alva Keithly; parents, Jim and Mable Benedict; husbands, Robert Anderson and Woodrow Fisher; brother, Keith Benedict; aunts, Dortha Keithly and Virginia Keithly; uncles, Arthur Keithly, Paul Keithly; niece, Paige Benedict; her canine daughter, Liza.
Survivors include: sons, Tim Anderson (Linda) of Bakersfield, Calif., Mark Anderson (Vickie) of Oklahoma City, Okla., and Paul Rachman, of Houston, Texas; daughter, Jill Moore (Bill) of Erie, Colo.; grandchildren, Christy Mai (Joel) of Lindsborg, Ben Reifschneider Anderson of Grand Rapids, Mich.,and Austin Moore of Erie, Colo.; niece, Jamie Benedict of Massachusetts; nephew, Evan Benedict of Florida; great-grandchildren, Braxton and Cooper Schrag; cousins, Sue Ann Tate (Tom), Kelly Keithly (Cheryl), Becky Bledsoe (Bob), Kenneth Keithly (Louise), Mary Primm (Buddy); her aunt Laura June Keithly.
Glenda also leaves many dear friends that she considered her second family.
A celebration of Glenda’s life will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018, at the First United Presbyterian Church in El Dorado. Interment of ashes will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 27th, at the cemetery in Syracuse, Kan.
Memorial gifts can be made to the First Presbyterian Church youth group or the Alzheimer’s Association.