She was born on Feb. 20, 1923, in rural Oswego to Isaac William and Florence Leona (Cunningham) Strickland. She grew up in the Fairview Township and graduated from Dickerman School during the depression years.
She married Herschel Monroe on March 2, 1940, in Labette City. They made their home in rural Oswego in Fairview Township, where they farmed until retirement and moved to Oswego.
They enjoyed traveling until his death on May 29, 1991. She worked at the Kansas Ordinance Plant during World War II and was a cook at Fairview School for many years. She was a pink lady at Oswego Hospital and enjoyed her many flowers as a hobby.
She married Paul Fisher on Feb. 14, 1995, in Miami, Okla. She and Paul also did a lot of traveling and were active in working at the Oswego Senior Citizens Center until her illness. He survives.
She attended First Baptist Church, Oswego.
Other survivors include two stepdaughters, Ruth Coyne and her husband, Chuck, and Kathy Mustain and her husband, Ike, all of Miami, Okla.; five grandchildren, Elijah Coyne, Claire Coyne, Magnum Mustain, Jacob Mustain and Gabriel Mustain; a brother, Albert Strickland and his wife, Peggy, of Oswego; five sisters, Esther Kirkpatrick of Oswego, Elsie Phillips and her husband, Ron, of Butler, Mo., Betty Jean Martinie and her husband, Bill, of Altamont, June Horn and her husband, Bill, of Topeka and Karen Ball and her husband, Wesley, of Colwich; two sisters-in-law, Betty Strickland and Eleanor Monroe; a bother, Albert Strickland and his wife, Peggy, of Oswego; and many nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by a brother, Wayne Strickland; a sister, Velma Nettleton; and an infant brother, Robert Dean Strickland.
The service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church, Oswego, with Brother David Hill officiating. Burial will be in Oswego Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at Derfelt Funeral Home, Oswego.
Memorials are suggested to the Oswego Senior Citizens Center and can be left at the funeral home.