Dorothy Fisher, 85, of Bowling Green passed away Wednesday July 4, 2012 at her home. Funeral services were held Friday, July 6, at 10 a.m. at the Mudd- Veach Funeral Home in Bowling Green with Rev. Keith Barnhart officiating. Burial was in the Bowling Green Cemetery. Visitation was held Thursday from 5–8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Dorothy was born on April 9, 1927 in Montgomery City, the daughter of Carl Clarence and Vivian Lenora Trower Smith.
She grew up in the Bellflower and Vandalia area in her younger years and then moved to Bowling Green where she married Raymond Riley on Dec. 14, 1946 and he preceded her in death. She then married Harold Fisher on Nov. 21, 1981 and he preceded her in death.
She worked as a seamstress in the garment industry for many years in Bowling Green and Vandalia. She also owned and operated Dorothy’s Used Shop for a number of years. She was a member of the Edgewood Baptist Church in Cyrene where she was actively involved.
Dorothy enjoyed gardening and working with plants and sharing those with friends and neighbors. She always enjoyed feeding people and there was always room for one more at the table. But the most important thing in her life was spending time with her family and extended family.
Surviving family include three daughters, Judy Kay Dodson and Sharon Faye Brewer of Bowling Green, and Carmen Marshall of Roxboro, N.C.; and three stepchildren, John Fisher of Niota, Ill., Jim Fisher of the state of Tenn., and Judy Niemeyer of Jacksonville, Ill.; three grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, thirteen step grandchildren, and thirteen step great-grandchildren, two step great-great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by both husbands, one son Bobby Riley, one daughter Vicki Riley and six brothers Ralph, Homer, Harold, Carl, Howard and Larry Smith.
Serving as pallbearers were Don Smith, Carl Smith, Billy Smith, Bo Stinett, Eric Davis and Justin Waters.
Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice.
Condolences may be left at www.muddveach.com.