Melba Cissell

Monday, May 7, 2012
Melba Cissell

PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Melba Cissell, 98, of Perryville died at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 4, 2012.

She was born Nov. 6, 1913, in McBride, Mo., the daughter of Francis C. and Mary E. Yeager Hoffman.

She was married April 3, 1937, in Belgique, Mo., at Belgique Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Catholic Church to Leo Cissell, who preceded her in death in February 1967.

Survivors include one son, Roger Cissell and his wife, Janice, of Springfield, Mo.; two grandchildren, Tammy Bills (husband, Jeff) of Woodland, Calif., and Steven Cissell (wife, Christal) of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; and seven great-grandchildren.

Preceding her in death were her parents; husband; one brother; two sisters; and a son, Richard Cissell.

She was a homemaker and did restaurant work. She will be missed by her family and many friends. The family prefers memorials be made to Masses and St. Vincent DePaul Parish.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Miller Family Funeral Home in Perryville. Parish prayers will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Visitation will continue from 6:30 to 9:50 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. The Rosary will be recited at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Funeral Mass will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Perryville, with the Rev. Milton Ryan officiating.

Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery in Perryville.