21 June 1920 -5 November 2008

Martha Gibson Fister

Funeral Time: Saturday, November 15th at 10:00AM
Martha Gibson Fister passed away peacefully at the age of 88 on November 5, 2008 in Lexington, Kentucky, and with her passing a great light extinguished in the lives of those who knew her. Ms. Fister was predeceased by her husband of 43 years, Richard E. Fister, and her second husband, Joseph H. Wuerth. The daughter of the late Mr. William W. Gibson and Teresa Gallagher Gibson of Irvine, Kentucky, Ms. Fister was also preceded in death by two brothers; William W. Gibson, Jr. and Joseph G. Gibson; and a sister, Mary I. Gibson. The mother of ten children, Ms. Fister was blessed with seven sons and three daughters: Richard E. Fister, Jr. (Clara), Anne Fister Cutler (Louis), John G. Fister (Susan), Benjamin D. Fister (Jody), Theresa Fister Kahmann (Robert), Regina Fister DeMoss (Michael), William M. Fister (Cynthia), George D. Fister, Martin D. Fister (Rhonda), and Dennis A. Fister (Miriam). She was doubly blessed with 27 grandchildren and 35 great- grandchildren. Ms. Fister will probably best be remembered as the receptionist in the office of Fister and Associates Realty from 1984 to 1996, as well as from her volunteer work with Lexington Catholic High School and Godís Pantry. A Kentucky Colonel, PTA president, substitute teacher, school volunteer, and beloved member of the community, Ms. Fister instilled a love of education in her family which is her true legacy. By her guiding light, her family became teachers, doctors, nurses, lawyers, engineers, entrepreneurs, social workers, and trailblazers. Her wonderful storytelling and fervent political discussions will be missed. Her laughter and wise adages will be remembered. Her body will be cremated and a celebration of her life will be held at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Harrodsburg Rd. in Lexington on Sat., Nov. 15, from 10 am Ė 12:30 pm with a private family memorial service to follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2312 Alexandria Dr., Lexington, 40504, or Christians in Community Service, or Godís Pantry, 1685 Jaggie Fox Way, Lexington, 40511. The family wishes to give special thanks to Kelley Eckmann Peake for the kindness and love with which she cared for Ms. Fister.




Martha my dear you have always been my inspiration.




















"Martha My Dear" 
Music by Paul McCartney (from the Beatles' White album)
Martha my dear though I spend my days
In conversation
Remember me Martha my love
Donít forget me Martha my dear
Hold you head up you silly girl look what youíve done
When you find yourself in the thick of it
Help yourself to a bit of what is all around you
Silly girl.
Take a good look around you
Take a good look youíre bound to see
That you and me were meant to be for each other
Silly girl.
Hold your hand out you silly girl see what youíve done
When you find yourself in the thick of it
Help yourself to a bit of whatís all around you
Silly girl.
Martha my dear you have always been
My inspiration
Be good to me Martha my love
Donít forget me Martha my dear.