Emogene Corbell Fischer was born Dec. 17, 1927, on a farm in Dale, Texas. She was one of three daughters born to Milburn and Sylvia (Taylor) Corbell. Emogene attended school in Dale. Upon graduation, she worked in Austin. The outdoors, and specifically the cattle business, were her passions. She followed in her father’s footsteps as a farmer and rancher.
On Dec. 31, 1947, she married Arnold Fischer. They resided near Dale, Texas. Arnold and Emogene raised three sons – Donald, Charles and Tim. Emogene was a talented painter, which eventually led her into her own business – Emogene’s Ceramics. Later, when Arnold retired, they added woodworking and traveled to art shows all over Texas. This gave Emogene a canvas for her beautiful landscape and bluebonnet pictures.
Emogene was a lifelong member of McMahan Baptist Church and was active in teaching Sunday School and helping with Vacation Bible School. Emogene’s Bible was a testament to her faith. Emogene found true joy in her granddaughters. After raising three boys, she finally got to “Girly Shop.”
In May of 2011 Emogene moved to Belle Terrace Nursing Home in Tecumseh, Neb., where she was cared for by her special daughter, Amy Kuhl. Emogene celebrated her 86th birthday on Tuesday, Dec. 17 and went to be with her Lord on Saturday, Dec. 21.
Emogene is survived by her son Tim and wife, Phyllis Fischer, of Red Rock, Texas; special daughter, Amy Kuhl and husband, Robert, of Tecumseh, Neb.; granddaughters: Holly Denton and husband, Dan, of Omaha, Neb., Jennifer Fischer and husband, Tommy Nelson, of Red Rock, Texas, Tiffany Fischer, of Taylorsville, Texas and Vanessa Fischer, of Red Rock; great-grandchildren Garrett and Gavin Denton, Stoney, Noah, Elizabeth and Tristin Nelson and Jerremyah Sanchez; and sister, Bertie Daley of Lockhart, Texas.
She is preceded in death by her parents Milburn and Sylvia Corbell; sister, Daisy Corbell; husband, Arnold Fischer; sons, Charles Ray and Donald Lynn Fischer; her best friend, Joyce Huddleston; and many in-laws and friends.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, at McCurdy Funeral Home in Lockhart. Officiating at the ceremony was Deacon Weston Voigt; pallbearers were Vincent Allen, David Poole, James Shirley, Robert Shirley, Floyd Wilhelm, Jr. and Ryan Williams. Interment was held at Lockhart City Cemetery. Arrangements under the care and guidance of McCurdy Funeral Home, 105 E Pecan St., Lockhart, Texas 78644.