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Burness Fischer

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Burness Fischer
At age 89, a seven-year resident of Las Vegas, Nev., Burness Louise Fischer entered into Heaven on April 16, 2009. She was born on Aug. 15, 1919 in Dyersburg, Tenn. Mrs. Fischer is survived by three children, Joanna Dodd, Las Vegas, Gary Cole, Johnson Valley, Calif., and Linda Foley, Pahrump, Nev.; 12 grandchildren, and 25 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Maude (Hicks) and Charlie Broom; one brother, Nathan, and two sisters, Narine Broom and Irene Fox.

Burness (Broom) Fischer was a long-time resident of Kennett, where she was raised. She was married to Wilson P. Cole from 1935 to 1941; and in 1944, Burness married Virgil (Bill) Fischer in St. Louis, Mo. In her early years she worked at the old shirt factory. In the 1950's, Burness, along with her husband Bill (deceased), was well known for their pit barbecues as owners of the Log Cabin Drive-In. The Fischer's owned and operated several other businesses in Kennett including the old Steak House, Carlton's Donut Shop and the Daisy Queen.

During her busy time helping to run the family businesses, Burness attended beauty school at Nora Mae Davidson's Beauty School/Shop. After a long stint in Kennett, Mrs. Fischer and her family relocated to California where she continued to lead a busy life in the restaurant industry as hostess/cashier. For close to 20 years, she was the manager of Leo's Hofbrau in Gardena, Calif., until her retirement in 1981 where she relocated to Palm Springs, Calif.

Burness fought a long and brave battle against dementia. She was laid to rest at Davis Memorial Park on April 22, 2009, in Las Vegas, Nev. Burness Fischer was greatly loved and will be missed dearly. To view photos and biography, log onto the internet www.mem.com and type in her name; then click on her picture to view.