Leota Irene (Ellifritz) Fisher

Born: Tue., Nov. 15, 1927
Died: Tue., Mar. 21, 2017


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Thu., Mar. 23, 2017
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thu., Mar. 23, 2017
Location: Markwood Funeral Home

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Fri., Mar. 24, 2017
Location: First United Methodist Church

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Fri., Mar. 24, 2017
Location: First United Methodist Church

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Leota I. “Odie” Fisher

     KEYSER, WV – Leota I. “Odie” Fisher, 89, of Cornell Street, Keyser, passed away on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at her residence.

     Born November 15, 1927 in Vindex, MD, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Jenny (Puffenburger) Ellifritz.  She was also preceded in death by her husband, James R. Fisher, Sr.  She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

     “Odie” was a former manager of Polish Pines Restaurant.  She attended Catherman’s Business School in Cumberland, MD.  She was an active member of First United Methodist Church and a member of Boyce Houser Post 41 American Legion Auxiliary.

      Surviving are her children, Sandra Menchion of Keyser, Deborah Ravenscroft and husband David of New Creek and James R. Fisher, Jr. and wife Vallie of Fort Ashby and her grandchildren, Melissa Simpkins, Patricia Green, Tina Hawk, Jimmy Fisher, Jason Ravenscroft, Matt Ravenscroft and Andy Ravenscroft.  She is also survived by her great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren and her Bestest Friend, Mary Mosser.

      Friends will be received at the Markwood Funeral Home on Thursday, March 23, 2017   from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m.  Funeral services will be conducted at First United Methodist Church, 32 N. Davis Street, Keyser, at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, March 24 with Pastor Shirley Reed and the Reverend Vickie Minnich officiating.  The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to services.

      Interment will follow in Potomac Memorial Gardens, Keyser.

      In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations may be made in memory of Leota I. Fisher, to First United Methodist Church, After School Program, P.O. Box 232, Keyser, WV 26726 or Potomac Valley Hospice, 100 Pin Oak Lane, Keyser, WV 26726 or American Cancer Society, 1050 E. Industrial Blvd., #3, Cumberland, MD 21502.

Charitable donations may be made in Leota's memory to the following organizations:

American Cancer Society
1050 Industrial Boulevard, Suite 3, Cumberland, MD 21502

First United Methodist Church After School Program
P.O. 232, Keyser, WV 26726
Tel: 304-788-2522

Hospice of Potomac Valley Hospital
100 Pin Oak Lane, Keyser, WV 26726
Tel: 304-788-597-1258

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Nancy Linron
   Posted Wed March 22, 2017


Debbie- Always in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Nancy & Bruce Linton

   Posted Thu March 23, 2017
I am saddened to hear about the passing of Leota. She was a wonderful person with so much love. Even though I haven't seen her in a while, I think of her often with Love. She affected my life greatly and she will be deeply missed. I am praying for the family members during this time of tremendous loss.