FISHER — Mary Elizabeth Rothe, 96, of Fisher, departed this life Sunday, July 26, 2020. She was born May 24, 1924, in Ohio, but lived most of her life in Fisher. She was retired from Johansen Shoe Factory in Harrisburg.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas Franklin Cox and Goldie Whited Cox.
She was also preceded in death by the following siblings: Basil Orville Cox, James Milton Cox, William Ray Cox, Melvina Jane Hazen, Cleo Raymond Cox, Martha Mae Drake “Sis,” Thomas Franklin Cox and Elmer Cox.
She is survived by one brother, Kenneth Dwain Cox of Collinsville, Okla., and one sister, Mildred Nancy Crawl “Sally.”
She was preceded in death by three children, George Arthur Rothe (Margaret-divorced), Cheryl Lea Palmer (Larry-divorced) and Lori Jean Rothe.
She is survived by four children, Mildred Ann Clark (Franklin-deceased) of Eureka Springs, Thomas Franklin Rothe (Lorrie) of Jonesboro, Rebecca Sue Beddingfield (Rowe-deceased) of Athens, Ala., and Ronald Reagan Ray of Fisher.
She was preceded in death by one grandchild, Michael Thomas Rothe.
She is survived by the following grandchildren: Franklin Rosevelt Clark Jr., Mark Wayne Clark, Arthur Jack Clay, Leonard Darin Clark (Debbie-divorced), Holly Dawn Bible (Enoch), Edward Elgie Smith IV (Lisa), Rickey Linn Smith (Brenda), Tabitha Nicole Ivey (Gregory-divorced) and Michael Colt Rothe (Britney).
She is survived by the following great-grandchildren: Jordan Jean Clark, Kathryn Ann Clark, Darin Franklin Clark, Eric Douglas Dawson (Ashley), Edward Sean Smith (Crissy), Bryant Cody Smith (Gabe), Austin Kyle Smith, Chloe Linn Smith and Brandon Wayne Hutchens.
She is survived by the following great-great-grandchildren: Ryan Akers, Finn Christopher Dawson, Lilliana Makanoe Smith and Jaxon Kailani Smith.
Jackson’s Funeral Home of Harrisburg will be handling her burial arrangements. There will be no funeral service, memorial service or visitation of any kind as per her wishes. Her ashes will be buried in Waldenburg Cemetery at a later date.