Russell Elvis Fisher, 82, resident of Moran, Kan., died Friday, Aug. 10, 2007, at the Moran Manor Nursing Home.
He was born Jan. 13, 1925 in Xenia, Kan., the son of James Thomas Fisher and Ida May Penderson Fisher.
He attended school at North Fairview and Bronson, Kan. Elvis served in the United States Navy from April 1944 to June 1946. He married Dorothy Irene Mathews: daughter of Frank L. and Iva May Stewart Mathews on March 13,1947. He worked Kansas bridge construction, as a plumber and then worked for Skelgas serving the Moran and surrounding areas. Elvis was a 60-year member of the Moran American Legion Post No. 385.
Survivors include his wife, Irene of Moran; three sisters-in-law, Bessie Mathews, Moran, Kan., Georgia Wood, Amarillo, Texas and Karen Clark, Diamond, Mo. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Rolland Fisher; and two sisters, Lucricia Goodsell and Velma Grimsley. Retta Smith and Rev. Kenneth Wood will conduct funeral services at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15, in the Cheney Witt Bronson Chapel. Burial will follow in the Bronson Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Cheney Witt Bronson Chapel. Memorials are suggested to the Parkinson Research Foundation and may be sent to Cheney Witt Bronson Chapel, P.O. Box 93, Bronson, KS 66716.