Ruby E. Fisher

Feb. 13, 1944 – Dec. 31, 2022


Ruby Eileen Fisher, 78, of Beatrice, formerly of Cordova, passed away Saturday, Dec. 31, 2022, peacefully at her home surrounded by family.

She was born Feb. 13, 1944, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney, the daughter of Ernest Maxwell and Edith (McTavish) Hibberd. Ruby was raised around the Kearney area until moving to Riverdale in 1955. She was a 1962 graduate of Amherst High School.

On Aug. 6, 1964, Ruby was united in marriage to Lowell Fisher at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church in Marysville, Kansas. She was baptized at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Cordova in 1967. Two children were born into this union, Craig and Melynda. The family lived in Cordova, where Ruby and Lowell owned Fisher’s Locker until they sold it in 1975. They briefly lived in Friend until Lowell’s passing in 1995, and then Ruby moved to Beatrice.

Ruby was a dedicated housewife and mother, always putting her children first. She enjoyed traveling with her family, bowling, playing golf, attending all her children’s events and was an avid Nebraska Cornhusker fan, enjoying volleyball the most.

Survivors include her children, Craig (Julie) Fisher of Beatrice, and Melynda Fisher of Harahan, Louisiana; grandchildren, Tyler Schmitz, Metairie, Louisiana, Payton Schmitz, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Kylie Fisher, Kansas City, Missouri, and Jaden Fisher, Kansas City; sisters, Evelyn Wuehler, Kearney, Janet (Maynard) Hansen, Grant, Jeanne Albright, Kearney, Joyce (Ken) Bosshamer, Kearney, and Barb (Larry) Wuehler, Kearney; brothers, Larry (Darlene) Hibberd, Argyle, Texas, and Bob (Joyce) Hibberd, Kearney; brother-in-law, Norman Fiddelke, Iowa Falls, Iowa; and numerous nieces and nephews and extended family.

Ruby was preceded in death by her husband, Lowell; her parents; sister, Marie Kring; brothers, Glen Hibberd, Jim Hibberd, Jerry Hibberd, Darrell Hibberd and Dennis Hibberd; brothers in law, Harlan Kring, Merle Wuehler and Eugene Bergt; sisters-in-law, Evonne Bergt and Dorothy Fiddelke; nephews, Nicholas Hibberd and Randy Hibberd; and niece, Barbara Robertson.

There will be no visitation as per Ruby’s request. A private family graveside service will be Thursday, Jan. 5, at the Zastrow Cemetery, rural Cordova. Friends and relatives are invited to join the family for lunch at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Cordova, at 11:30 a.m. Memorial contributions are suggested to the church or the Cotton Wood Hospice, Beatrice. Arrangements by Lauber Funeral and Cremation Services.