Lola Bissett, 80

Lola L. Bissett, age 80, of Colon, passed away, Friday, Aug. 13, 2010, at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo, after several months of failing health.

Lola was born April 23, 1930, in Lakefield Township, a daughter of the late Enoch L. and Juanita M. (Danbury) Ware.

Lola married Dale M. Knight, which ended in divorce in 1966. He preceded her in death in 1998.

On June 3, 1967, she married Harold W. Bissett in Colon. He preceded her in death on March 6, 2007.

Lola had lived in Colon the past 44 years. She was a homemaker and had worked at the former Transagram Co. in Sturgis and had also sold Tri-Chem Paints from her home. She was a former member of the Colon Rebecca’s.

She is survived by five children, Katha (Duane) Beardsley of Colon, Susan (Rex) Flowers of Colon, Gayle (Ivan) Moyer of Burr Oak, Darrel (Myra) Knight of Fremont, Ind., and Michael (Angela) Bissett of Colon; 17 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Arlene Inman and Vera Carter both of Colon; a special aunt, Donna Coffinger of Colon; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a grandson; and a great-grandson.

The family will receive relatives and friends from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Monday at Schipper Funeral Home in Colon.

Funeral services celebrating the life of Lola L. Bissett will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, with Mr. David J. Farrell officiating.

Burial will follow at South Colon Cemetery in Colon.

If desired, the family suggests memorials be made to the family. Envelopes are available at the funeral home

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