Yvonne Bissell -- In Memoriam

Edith Yvonne Bissell (1914-2005)

Yvonne Bissell, 90, of Cumberland, passed away Thursday morning, February 17, 2005 at the Heritage House in Atlantic.

Edith Yvonne Westfall was born December 18, 1914 south of Massena, Iowa, the daughter of Gordon R. and Ethel M. (Cox) Westfall.

She attended country schools and received her formal education in the Wiota Schools in Wiota, Iowa.

On June 19, 1935, Yvonne married Clair Bissell at her grandfather's farm south of Anita, Iowa.

Yvonne lived in Cass County, Iowa for the majority of her life.

She was a member of the Cumberland United Methodist Church where she sang with the choir. She had also belonged to a card club and a neighborhood club while living on the farm.

Yvonne is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Harold and Rosalie Bissell of Waukee, Iowa; her daughter, Eleanor Tietz of Griswold, Iowa; her gradchildren, Greg and Wendy Bissell, both of Colfax, Iowa, Kristi McMullen of Treynor, Iowa, Dale Bissell of Waukee, Iowa, Lori and Jeff Wade of Marshall, Michigan, Lenny and Jenifer Tietz of Jamestown, Indiana, and Debra Bissell of Waukee, Iowa. She is also survived by her granddaughter-in-law, Denise Bissell, wife of Kevin Bissell who preceded Yvonne in death. Also surviving are: her great-grandchildren, Miranda and Colton Bissell,Tawnya, Jason and Laura Bissell, Michael and Kira McMullen, Kyle and Ryan Wade, Laura, Nicholas and Christian Tietz; her brother and sister-in-law, Merlyn and Marilyn Westfall of Lodi, Wisconsin, as well as her sister-in-law, Deloris Bissell of Atlantic, Iowa. Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends are also left behind.

She was preced in death by her parents; husband, Clair, grandson, Kevin, her brother, Hobart Westfall, and her son-in-law, Dennis Tietz.