Marlene Sue (Cunningham) Fisher peacefully passed away Tuesday, March 05, 2013. Her departure was sudden and unexpected and has left a void in the Princeton community.


She was preceded in death by her father, Marvin Cunningham, her step-father Leonard Jones and her beloved mother Carol Jean (Brown) Cunningham Jones, who departed one year to the day prior to Marlene. She was also preceded in death by her aunt Mary Lou Scott.


She leaves behind her husband of 38 years Marvin Fisher; beloved brother Mark Cunningham, sister-in-law Dawn and precious niece Kelsey of Anderson, SC; uncle David (Dawnelle) Brown of Princeton; uncle Charles Brown of Princeton; aunt Janet (Ralph) Dunning of Woodbury, TN., and aunt Clara Helen Hulfachor of Patoka; her brother–in–law Calvin Fisher (Diane) of Bicknell and her mother–in–law Doris Fisher of Vincennes and cousins. She is also survived by special friend Stacy (McConnell) Hurt and her family and many friends in the community and her NGSC family. 

Marlene Sue (Cunningham) Fisher was born May 23, 1951 in Princeton, IN to Carol Jean and Marvin Cunningham.


Marlene spent her childhood on the family farm in Hazelton, IN. After spending 14 years as an only child she happily welcomed her baby brother, Mark whom she nurtured and doted on. She graduated from Princeton Community High School in 1969 and was a member of the Tiger Bands. Marlene was married to her best friend and life companion, Marvin on July 20, 1974. They could be seen together dining out almost nightly and supporting numerous sporting and community events. Marlene was a proud Princeton Tiger fan and she and Marvin were generous supporters of many North Gibson activities and groups. Marlene was known for her way with words and penned many poems, often in celebration of a community event or athletic season. 

She was the treasurer of North Gibson School Corporation for 34 years. She was recently named the regional school corporation treasurer of the year for 2012-2013. She was a valued member of Alpha Sigma Psi Iota Xi Sorority and the Princeton Community High School Goal Tenders Basketball Booster Club. 

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday March 9, 2013 at First Baptist Church, 800 W. Faith Blvd. (off South Spring St.), Princeton, Indiana with Pastor Gary Arnold officiating. Burial will follow in the Shiloh Cemetery near Hazleton.


Visitation will be from 4 until 8 p.m. on Friday at the First Baptist Church. Colvin Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.