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Barbara “Barb” Maureen Caldwell Fisher, a longtime resident of Independence, MO passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on May 26, 2020 at the age of 87.
Barbara was born on November 3, 1932 in Kansas City, Missouri, daughter of the late OT Caldwell and Virginia (Jenkins) McDandel. Most of her childhood was spent living on her grandparent’s farm in Sheridan, Missouri where she first developed her love for animals. She graduated in the Class of 1950 from Northeast High School in Kansas City, Missouri.
Barbara fell in love and married Glen E. Fisher her best friend and only love on August 24, 1951. Glen and “Barb”, as he affectionately called her, enjoyed many happy years together during which time they raised four children.
Barbara took pleasure in helping others and made a career of it, working for many years at Sears department store.
Barb had a special eye for all things collectable and had an extensive knowledge of the unique items she purchased. In her later years, she enjoyed visiting thrift stores and garage sales shopping for small unlikely treasures for loved ones. Above all, bells were her favorite item to collect. Everyone who knew Barb had the privilege to experience her unique appreciation for bells, her favorite being the cow bell.
Barbara was preceded in death by her husband Glen E. Fisher and daughter Maureen Ann Shockley.
Survivors include sister Phyillis Reesman; brother-in-law Elroy Danielson; children Debra Fisher-Osborne (David), Patrick Fisher (Michele) and Kelly Fisher; grandchildren Jennifer Shockley, Ryan Fisher (Cheryl), Leslie Shockley, Brad Fisher and Kaylee Osborne (Matthew); great-grandchildren Gavin Fisher and Madison Fisher. She will be missed by many additional family members, friends and neighbors.
Barbara requested to be cremated. Her ashes will be laid to rest during a private burial at the family plot in Glenridge Cemetery. This decision was made accordance with recommendations set out by Eastern Jackson County and the Centers for Disease Control to reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19). In lieu of flowers, please consider donating in Barbara’s name to The Humane Society of Greater Kansas City.