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Violet Bissell, 95 - October 23, 2015


Violet Jessie Gage Bissell, 95, formerly of Maxwell, passed away Friday Oct. 23, 2015, at Great Plains Health.
Services will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 31, at the Maxwell Baptist Church with the Rev. Tim Lyzenga officiating. Burial will be at the Gothenburg Cemetery.
A visitation will take place from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday Oct. 29, and Friday, Oct. 30, at Adams and Swanson Funeral Home.
Bissell was born Oct. 11, 1920, north of North Platte to Benjamin Clinton and Beulah A. (Reynolds) Gosnell. When she was a small girl her family moved to a farm south of Maxwell on the Brady Island. She graduated from Maxwell High School with the Class of 1939.
On May 21, 1941, she married LeRoy Gage at Lexington. To this union, four children were born.
She and her husband moved to Maxwell in 1973 where she cooked at various restaurants in and around the North Platte and Maxwell area.
Bissell was also employed with Goodall’s of Ogallala and Goshen Rubber in Gothenburg. She retired in 1982 due to her husband’s poor health, who passed away July 28, 1983.
She married Delmar Bissell on April 3, 1988, at Maxwell. The couple moved to Premier Estates at North Platte in December of 2009. Her husband passed away Feb. 7, 2012.
Bissell had a quick wit and was always ready with a quick comeback, according to family members. She was an excellent cook and nothing gave her more joy than having her family around and serving them a homemade meal, especially beef and noodles.
?She was constantly on the go and loved to camp and fish, family said. She gave her life to the Lord at a young age and followed Him the rest of her life.
?Bissell was preceded in death by: her parents, Benjamin and Beulah; her first husband, LeRoy Gage; her husband, Delmar Bissell; siblings—Mildred (Albert) Sukraw, Alfred (Maria) Gosnell, Bernard Gosnell and Leslie (Grace) Gosnell; a great-great-granddaughter, Gretchen Furrow.
Survivors include: her children—Kenneth (Ruth) Gage of Maxwell, Shirley (Leo) Sylvan of Brady, Donna (Everett) Hunt of Hastings and Robert (Sonia) Gage of Ben Wheeler, TX; step-children—Carolyn (Steve) Buss of Cozad, Lois (Rod) Underwood of Lexington, Ron Bissell of Bellevue, Lesia (Jim) Calvin of Gurley, Pam Graves of North Carolina and Kenny Bissell of Cozad; a sister-in-law, June Gosnell of North Platte; 15 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members.
Memorials are suggested to Premier Estates and to KJLT Radio.