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Rachel (Fisher) Davenport Butenschoen

INDIAHOMOA  Funeral for Rachel Fisher Davenport Butenschoen, 96, Frederick, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 14, 2018, at the Peace Congregational Church of rural Indiahoma, with Roger Fischer, cousin, officiating. The family will receive friends and family the day of the service at the church from noon till the time of service.  

Mrs. Butenschoen passed away peacefully at Sienna Extended Care and Rehab in Midwest City, on Sunday, June 10, 2018.

Burial will be in the Chattanooga Cemetery under direction of Jackson Funeral Home of Frederick.

Rachel was born Dec. 23, 1921, in the family home in rural Chattanooga, to Fred and Sarah Bierig Fisher Sr. Rachel attended Hiawatha School through the eighth grade as did all her siblings.  She married Don M. Davenport in 1945 and lived in Grandfield, where she owned the Keep-U-Kneet Cleaners. Rachel had many talents:  she was an accomplished seamstress, making many, many garments for her family;  she has quite the quilt collection she has made during her 96 years, including those she made as a teenager; she enjoyed having her family gather at her house for fellowship and a home cooked meal. In 1975, she married George Butenschoen and moved to Seminole, where she assisted George on a registered Gernsey Dairy farm. After their retirement, they moved to Frederick where she grew an abundant vegetable garden and had beautiful flower beds. She is probably best known for the many pecan pies, chocolate sheet cakes, angel food cakes, apricot fried pies and peanut brittle.

Rachel and her siblings were reared with a Christian influence, respect and hard work by their parents. Sundays were always set aside for the Lord and their church. Rachel was confirmed at an early age at the Peace Congregational Church where many Fisher families still attend. It is only fitting that her services be held there as she completed her circle of life here on earth. She is rejoicing in heaven now!

Rachel is survived by two daughters, Anita Jean Brown and her husband Bill, Choctaw, and Bonnie Jane Howell and her husband Jerry, Enid; two granddaughters, Jennifer Leigh Brown and her husband Steve Kudron, Grand Lake, Colo., and Alicia Jane Jackson, Edmond; three great-grandchildren, Jakie Alan Lowery, Grand Lake, David Lee Wolf, Colorado Springs, Colo., and Emily Caroline Jackson, Emond; one sister, Martha Krasser, Chattanooga; and one brother, Adam Fisher, Indiahoma/; and many loving nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents; both husbands; three sisters, Ruth Zitterkob, Mollie Biesel, and Elsie Lowery; two brothers, Fred Fisher Jr. and George Fisher; four brothers-in-law, Ruben Zitterkob, Alex Biesel, Don Lowery and George Krasser; three sisters-in-law, Atha Mae Fisher, Dovie Fisher and Ruby Fisher; and two nephews, Chester L. Fisher and Fred L. Krasser.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions are requested to be made to the Peace Congregational Church or the Chattanooga Cemetery.

An online guestbook is available at

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