Bette L. Fisher
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Bette L. Fisher, 78, of Danville, Ind., formerly of Champaign, Ill., passed away at 7:35 p.m. EDT Saturday, October 26, 2019, at her home after a struggle with Parkinson's and most recently a rapid decline in health following a broken hip.
Bette was born June 20, 1941, and was one of five children of Arch and Frances Ellett, all born in Indiana where Archie farmed. When Bette was 11, the family moved to Sidell, Ill., where she spent her formative years centered around family, church, school and friends. These were exciting times for Bette and her siblings.
One of the new experiences was walking to the end of the block to go to church. This started a new life, not only connected to the church, but a life connected to Christ, who has now called her home.
While living in Sidell, she met her first husband, Thomas Meredith, and came to be the proud mother of Scott and Cheri. She later had son Eddie, who passed in August 2001.
She married Lee Edward Fisher on November 27, 1999. He survives.
She leaves behind her son, Scott (Kandy) Meredith of Champaign; daughter, Cheri Meredith Perry of Fort Myers, Fla.; sister, Dixie Todd of Forsyth, Mo.; brothers, Ron (Karen) Ellett of Hampshire, Ill., Terry (Linda) Ellett of Chino Valley, Ariz.; five grandchildren, Erica (Vance) Bateman, Brad (Nikki) Meredith, David (Pam) Rine, Ashlee Meredith and Amanda (Dennis) Odisho; along with five step-grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her sister, Mary Kemper.
Bette was a retired Realtor for Re/Max Realty in Champaign County and left behind many happy first-time homebuyers.
Her family occupied a special place in her heart and she was a very loving grandmother, faithful in prayer for them, attending sporting events, graduations and weddings through their years. She loved her family, and friends adored her, along with her spirit and sense of humor. She was a member of Meadowbrook Community Church in Champaign and also attended McGregor Baptist Church in Fort Meyers, Fla., her and Lee's winter residence.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, November 2, at Sidell Baptist Church with Pastor Ron Strack officiating. Burial to follow in Fairview Cemetery, Sidell. Visitation to be 5-7 p.m. Friday, November 1, at Robison Chapel, Catlin, Ill.
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Published on October 29, 2019


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Christy Strange
Nov 08, 2019
I have good memories of Bette growing up as she was a close family friend. I will always remember her sweet laugh/giggle. She was usually happy. The condolences from the Strange family- Vickie, Harry, Lisa and Christy. Rest in Peace sweet Bette.
Rayme Ellett
Nov 01, 2019
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Oct 31, 2019
Sorry not able to attend service, will miss my sweet cousin. Love and prayers for each of you my cousins.
Oct 31, 2019
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