Doris Marie Fischer

November 26, 1935 - February 22, 2016 

Doris Marie Fischer

November 26, 1935 - February 22, 2016 

Obituary for Doris Marie Fischer

Doris Marie (Miller) Fischer passed away Monday, February 22, 2016 at Rooks County Health Center in Plainville, Kansas at the age of 80. She was born on November 26, 1935 in Larned, Kansas to the late Ryal L. and Augusta (Walter) Miller. She grew up in Radium, Kansas and graduated from Radium High School with the Class of 1953. She went on to attend Fort Hays State College for one year before meeting and marrying Neil Harmon Fischer on October 3, 1954 in Radium. They were blessed with two daughters, Nalisha and Crystal.

Doris loved being a wife, mother, and homemaker. As she raised her family in Plainville, Kansas she was a member of the First Christian Church where she also taught Sunday School. After her own girls were grown, she kept up with all of the grandchildren’s activities. She enjoyed reading, and never missed Saturday coffee with her great friend Charlotte Ostrom. Of course there wasn’t a stray cat in the neighborhood that ever went hungry with Doris hand feeding them as they came to her door, for they all knew she had a special place in her heart reserved only for them.

Doris will be lovingly remembered by her husband Neil Fischer of their home in Plainville; daughters Nalisha Cotter of Littleton, CO, and Crystal Craig and husband Ward of Russell; sister Naomi Culbreath of Edmond, OK; grandchildren Jennifer Hopkins and husband Chad, Eric Cotter, Calder Craig, and Kiefer Craig; honorary granddaughter Kateřina Martykánová; and great-granddaughter Aibhilin Hopkins.

She was preceded in death by her parents Ryal and Augusta Miller, brother Marion Miller, and sister Mary Louise Selbe.

It is written, “Let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.” Doris was a daily example of showing true love. Her soft heart and gentle spirit not only spoke words of love, but showed her love in ways that will live on forever and impact our lives for generations to come.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00pm on Friday, February 26, 2016 at Plumer-Overlease Funeral Home in Plainville. Visitation will be from 1:00-8:00pm on Thursday at the funeral home with family receiving friends from 6:00-7:30.

Memorials are suggested to the Western Plains Animal refuge and may be sent in care of Plumer-Overlease Funeral Home, 320 SW 2nd Street, Plainville, KS 67663. Online condolences may be left at

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