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Obituary for Joseph Allen Cisney
9 September, 1892 - 9 September, 1982
From The Idaho Press-Tribune,
September, 1982
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo



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Joseph Cisney

     Funeral services for Joseph Allen Cisney, 90, Middleton, who died Thursday at a Caldwell hospital, will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Caldwell, by the Rev. Charles W. Chase, of the Middleton First United Methodist Church.  Interment will follow in the Middleton Cemetery with graveside rites by the Oddfellows Lodge.
     He was born Sept. 9, 1892 at Coleridge, Neb., to Stephen S. and Marjorie J. Stephens Cisney.  As a young man, he worked for the Union Pacific Railroad at Omaha Neb.   He married Ruby May Hanham on Feb. 25, 1915 at Coleridge, Neb.
     They farmed at Coleridge and Newawka, Neb. and worked for a bridge crew in Cedar County, Nebraska.  In 1937, they moved to Mesa, Idah., where he worked at the Mesa Orchards.  He then worked as a foreman at the New Plymouth dehydrator until it was destroyed by a fire.  he later worked at the Larrabee Orchard in Oroville, Wash., until retiring to an acreage on Hartley Gulch road near Middleton.  He wife preceded him in death in April of 1976.
     For the past five years, he had resided at the Oddfellow's Home at Coldwell.  He was a member of the Middleton First United Methodist Church and the Oddfellows Lidge No. 52, Middleton.
     He is survived by three sons, Merle E. Cisney, Camas, Wash.; Clair E. Cisney, Vancouver, Wash.; and Kenneth E. Cisney, Boise; two daughters, Thelma Wallace, Middleton; and Blanche Higgins, Madras, Ore.; a brother, Kinley J. Cisney, Lincoln, Neb.; a sister, Odessa Roberts, Sioux City, Iowa; 21 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
     He was preceded in death by a son, Doyle E. Cisney, who was killed in an airplane crash on Adak Island, Alaska in 1961; four brothers and a sister.
     Friends may call at the Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Caldwell, Monday from 1 until 8 p.m. and Tuesday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
     Memorials may be given to the Oddfellows Home Fund in care of The Grand Lodge of Idaho, P.O. Box 370, Caldwell, Idaho, 83605 or to a favorite charity.