Stella M. Hissong

August 6, 1908 - November 6, 2003

Stella M. Hissong, a former resident of River Park and most recently having lived at Millerís Merry Manor, Plymouth, for over the past two years, died at 5:20 p.m. on Wednesday, November 6, 2003. Stella died of natural causes; she was 95 years old.

Born on August 6, 1908, in Ober, Ind., Stella was the daughter of Riley and Emma Wise Ransbottom. She attended school in Washington Township of Starke County. She lived all of her life in first Starke County and then Marshall County, moving to Plymouth in 1948.

On August 6, 1932, in Ober, Ind., Stella and Claron A. Hissong were married. Claron died on April 3, 1992.

A homemaker, Stella enjoyed quilting for her family members. Busy with her hands much of the time, she was an expert embroiderer, a great cook and vegetable gardener. She canned the fruits of her labors, providing for her family and many others.

She was a member for over fifty years of the Union Church of the Brethren and of the churchís Ladies Aide Society.

Stella was the mother of three children: a son and two daughters.

They are Charles A. and Linda Hissong, and Delores I. and Richard Baker, all of Plymouth, and Pauline J. and Kenneth McCartney, Dowagiac, Mich.

Ten grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren also survive.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and three sisters; Ruth Silvers, Cora Feece and Lydia Feiser. Richard Ransbottom, her brother, has also died.

A celebration of Stellaís life will be held in the Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan St., Plymouth, with calling from 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, November 11, 2003.

Funeral services will be held in the Union Church of the Brethren, 10483 State Road 17, at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday morning, November 12, 2003. The Rev. Deb Peterson, pastor of the church, will officiate.

Burial will be in Burr Oak Cemetery, Burr Oak, Ind.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Union Church of the Brethren, Plymouth.

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