November 29, 2016
Ina Earlene Fisher was not only a wife, mother, grandmother, rancher, and schoolteacher. She was an accomplished inventor of medical devices. Her partner in the business, Richard Rainey, and Ina Earlene Fisher saw a need for a device that would keep x-rays that were produced by fluorescent lights from harming patients and clouding x-rays in a clinical setting. Research also showed that children were more prone to hyperactivity when exposed to these X-rays. In addition their research showed that these X-rays also adversely affected animals.

 After a year of researching and prototyping they were finally awarded US patent 4684810 A for an “X-ray shield for fluorescent light tube”. This invention went on to become very popular not only in doctor’s offices but also schools, veterinarian offices, and animal habitats.

Ina Earlene Fisher also invented the “Slim Neck Exercise Collar”. A device that uses the wearers body heat to slim the neck area. The device consisted of a lambs wool collar with a silk lining that the user would wear around their neck. The device would raise the body temperature in the neck area causing the neck muscles to tone themselves with no effort by the wearer. This device was awarded patent number US 6190288 B1 from the Us patent office on February 20, 2001. This device also won the Hangbruten design award in 2001 and was in a number of major retail outlets.

Ina Earlene Fisher and Richard Rainey went on to create more medical devices with some success.
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March 24, 2016
Ina Eaene FisherInterment will be at 2pm, Thirsday March 17th, at The First Baptist Church of Andrews Texas with Brant O'Connor and Rev H.A. Hanks presiding over the service. Interment will be under thr care of McNett Funeral Home in Andrews, TX.
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March 22, 2016
Ina Earlene Fisher passed over to the other side on March 14, 2016. She fought a long a battle with cancer. Family and friends gathered in a celebration of life on March 17th 2016 at First Baptist Church of Andrews. Burial will follow at Andrews County Cemetery.

The life of Ina Earlene Fisher was lived to the fullest. In her younger years, she was a noted rodeo performer that toured all over the country by train and promoted and participated in rodeos put on by the legendary Gene Autry. Sought out by Hollywood to come West to act in the increasingly popular Western movies, she returned to West Texas and married Marvin McKinley Fisher, Jr. and helped him manage his ranch.

After the graduation of her children from high school, she pursued her dream job of becoming and educator. She received multiple degrees in the field and went on to serve the Andrews Independent School District.

Once retired from teaching, she pursued a career as an inventor and entrepreneur in the fields of medical devices and mineral properties.

A devoted Christian and philanthropist, Ina Earlene Fisher was a member of a number of civic organizations including Colonial Dames, Andrews Country Club, National Association Of Royalty Owners, and the Texas Cattleman's Association.

She is survived by a son, daughter in law, daughter and eight great-grandchildren.
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