Grace Fisher | Obituary | The Daily Star
Grace S. Fisher
ORANGE CITY, Fla. – Grace S. Fisher (Sibley), passed away on May 8, 2022, (Mother’s Day) at the age of 95, following a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer and leukemia. She passed away peacefully at her home in Orange City, Florida, with her loyal dog companion, Chiclet; daughter, Betsey and son-in-law, Jerry, by her side. Grace’s love of life didn’t come to an end with her death; her wish was for her loved ones to continue to honor her legacy by living their lives to the fullest.
Grace was especially known for her easy going attitude, her strong will, her warm smile, and her heart of gold.
Grace was born on April 26, 1927, in Roscoe, to Herbert and Maude (Rogers) Sibley. She attended Parker Hollow, a one-room schoolhouse and Sidney Central School.
On Oct. 25,1946, she married the love of her life, Floyd C. Fisher. Grace and Floyd were blessed with their two children, Betsey (Fisher) Labour and Alan Fisher. Additionally, they raised Floyd’s sons from a previous marriage, James A. Fisher and Floyd Fisher.
Grace was predeceased by her loving husband, Floyd, of 27 years, on Nov. 12, 1973. Betsey later built Floyd and Grace’s dream home in Florida in 2006. Grace joined Betsey and her husband Jerry full-time in 2014.
While living in Florida, she was blessed to travel to Alaska twice, where her grandson, Ryan, his wife and her three great-grandchildren live. Grace also made numerous trips to New York with Betsey and Jerry to see her family and friends over the last eight years.
Grace worked at Bendix Corporation in New York for more than 35 years. After retirement she found that she still wanted to work and she began driving a school bus for Sidney Central School. After 10 years of driving, she retired for the second time. Additionally, Grace worked for the Board of Elections for several years. Grace also picked strawberries and blueberries for Frog Pond Farms in Bainbridge. She had her own farm stand in front of her home where she sold goods from her personal gardens and the berries she picked. She always enjoyed working her gardens all over her homestead, including starting her own cranberry bog. Grace also had the most beautiful flowers growing in her yard.
When she wasn’t in her gardens she was cooking for her family or helping prepare food for events at Masonville Federated Church. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star and National Grange in Masonville.
Grace loved the polka and square dancing. While living in Florida she enjoyed boating, sitting at the beach, visiting friends and relatives, and riding in the car to discover new places. Her jewelry collection brought her many compliments everywhere she went.
Grace is survived by her children, Betsey Labour (Jerry), Orange City, Florida and Alan Fisher and his companion, Cindy Hamilton, Masonville; grandchildren, Ryan Fisher (Lori) Wasilla, Alaska, Scott Fisher (Ashley) Sidney Center, and Jessie Fisher, Sidney; great-grandchildren, Lyla, Charlotte and Violet Fisher, Wasilla, Alaska, Wren and Clay Fisher, Liam Rutenber and Xareanna Morales, Sidney area; sister, Ruth Butts, Nineveh; close nieces, Mary Miracle, Glenda Schrantz, Marion Ploutz (Stubby), Dolly Devries (John), Bobbie Owens (Dave) and Thelma Shedd (Hank), Diane Wallace (Paul), Pam Haverty and Kitty Dzimidas (Bob); nephews, Wesley (Lorna) and Jerry Butts (Connie), and great-niece, Amanda Beckham Ploutz (Ernest); as well as many other nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and even great-great-nieces and nephews. Family meant the world to her. Grace is also survived by her lifelong friend, Phyllis Welch (Warner) of Masonville; and recent dear friend, Ruby Merrill of Sidney Center.
Grace was predeceased by her sister, Carolyn (Betty) Beach; three brothers, John Sibley and his wife, Ethel, Donald Sibley and his wife, Gail, and George Sibley and his wife, Janet; brothers-in-law, Glen Butts, Mahlon Beach, Thomas Harold and Ethel Ellis, Alton and Louise Fisher; stepsons, James A. Fisher and Floyd Fisher; stepdaughter-in-law, Margaret Fisher; nephews, Richard Cordner, Thomas Sibley, Nelson Beach and Paul Wallace; great-nephew, Steven Cordner and great-niece, Nancy Cordner.
At Grace’s request there will be no service.
Published on June 27, 2022