Ada Belle Bissey


Ada Belle Bissey, 100, went to be with her Lord on Saturday, June 20, 2020 at Carle Richland Memorial Hospital.

Ada Belle was born at home on May 5, 1920, the oldest of five children of Lou and Bess Patterson. She married Kenneth “Doc” Bissey on June 11, 1941 in St. Charles, MO. They would have celebrated 69 years of marriage when he passed away in 2010. For forty years they pastored many churches in the Southern Illinois Conference.

Ada Belle is survived by her daughter, Janet (Ron) Leist of Olney; son, Norman (Dena) Bissey, of Olney; daughter-in-law, Connie Bissey of Herrin, IL; seven grandchildren, Marc (Patty Leist, Ronda (Jim) Fleming, Tammy (Paul) Clodfelter, Amy (Dave) Murphy, Dale (Angie) Bissey, Justin Bissey and Sara Wenzel; 19 great-grandchildren and one great great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband “Doc”; son, John; granddaughter, Karen; and great-granddaughter, Olivia.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First United Methodist Church in Olney, Immanuel United Methodist Church in Olney, or to the Preachers’ Aid Society, PO Box 19207, Springfield, IL  62794-9207.

A visitation will be held from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at the Kistler-Patterson Funeral Home in Olney. A funeral service will be held at 1:00 PM on Thursday, June 25, 2020 at the Kistler-Patterson Funeral Home in Olney, with burial following in Wells Cemetery.