Lurline E. Fischer

November 7, 1945April 28, 2021

Lurline E. Fischer, 75, of Franklin, died on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at AO Fox Nursing Home, Oneonta.

She was born on November 7, 1945 in Richmond, VA, the daughter of Robert and Frances (Moore) Neslund.

Affectionately known by family as Mama Llamas, Betty was passionately involved in the Susquehanna Valley Quilt Guild, Franklin Garden Club, Franklin Farmer’s Market, and Compressor Free Franklin.

An avid reader, she also enjoyed quilting, crafting, gardening, attending monthly soup suppers at the Episcopal Church, making maple syrup, traveling around the United States and Germany, and most recently making and donating facemasks during the COVID-19 pandemic and hand delivering them to area residents and health care facilities.

Betty was known for her creativity and her love for her family and friends. She was a fierce advocate for animals, children, and the environment. Betty was independent and passionate about life. She will be missed by all those whose lives she touched.

She is survived by her daughters, Melissa Joyce and her husband Patrick of Otego, NY, and Heidi Fischer-Gregory of Franklin, NY and her husband Paul Gregory of Sidney, NY; her brothers, Kenneth R. Neslund of Kingston, NY, and Richard E. Neslund and his wife Carol of Colorado; her grandchildren, Dylan & Derek Joyce, and Jacob & Abi Gregory; her niece, Jennifer (Neslund) Barnhardt and her husband James of Virginia and their sons Tyler and Dylan; her nephew, Derek Neslund and his wife Morgan of Colorado and their sons Barrett and Jackson; a very special Aunt, Elizabeth of Mechanicsville, Va; many close cousins; many close relatives of her late husband Hans; and her partner and companion of many years Larry Roseboom of Westford, NY.

She was predeceased by her husband, Johann “Hans” Fischer in 2012; and her son, Christopher Fischer in 2009.

A memorial service will take place at the convenience of the family.


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Marie Lockbutner

May 5, 2021

Remembering Betty for the many chats at Fox Care craft shows & at the Franklin Farmer’s Market . Enjoyed watching her make her famous stitching cards ;) She was a strong minded yet kind and giving person to have known . Be at peace Betty, you won’t be forgotten, Mark & Marie

Janice Donlin

May 4, 2021

Sincerest sympathies to the family. Emily R Longtin, Sharon Barrie and Janice Donlin


May 4, 2021

So sorry for your loss.