Shirley Mae Bissett, Janesville (1930 - 2013)
July 31, 1930 - February 18, 2013
Shirley Mae Bissett was reunited with her husband, John G. Bissett, on Monday, Feb. 18, 2013. She was born in Kenosha, WI, on July 31, 1930, the daughter of Floyd and Olive Wight. Shirley was active in the Salvation Army. Following her graduation from Mary D. Bradford High School, she attended the Army Training College in Chicago. It was there that she met the love of her life, John Bissett. They married on Oct. 8, 1953.
Most important to Shirley were her faith, her family, and her friends. A classically trained pianist, she enjoyed playing for family gatherings and special occasions. She was a talented crafter and especially enjoyed crocheting. Throughout her life Shirley was active in the life of her church, whether it be missions, seniors, or Stephen Ministry.
Shirley was preceded in death by her husband, John, who died Jan. 5, 2013; her parents; and her daughter, Laurel. She is survived by her daughter, Deborah (Robert) Maki of Elkhorn; son, David (Laurel) of Clifton Park, NY; son, Paul (Christine) of Hartford; nine grandchildren: Andrew, Kathryn, Benjamin, Matthew, Elizabeth, Rebekah, John, Daniel, and Heather; and a sister Gloria Parker of Zion, IL
Visitation will be at the CHAPEL AT CEDAR CREST, 1700 S. River Road, Janesville, on Friday, Feb. 22, from 4:30 until 5:30, with the funeral service to follow at 5:30. Rev. John Froiland will officiate. Interment will be at Green Ridge Cemetery in Kenosha. HENKE-CLARSON FUNERAL HOME is assisting the family.
In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, memorials may be made to the library at Cedar Crest.
Matthew 28:20: "and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world."