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Jean Bissell

December 5, 1925 — October 18, 2021

Jean Bissell, 95, of Corning, Iowa, passed away Monday, October 18, 2021, at Corning Specialty Care, Corning, Iowa. Graveside Services will be 2:00 P.M., Saturday, October 30, 2021, at Prairie Rose Cemetery, rural Adams County, Iowa. Pastor Jim Herzberg will officiate. There will be no public viewing. Memorials may be directed to the Corning Volunteer Fire Department. Memories and on-line condolences may be left at The family is in charge of arrangements.

Jean Bissell, daughter of Arthur (“Slim”) and Bernice Krauth was born December 5, 1925, in Massena, Iowa, and was one of six siblings.
She was raised in the Southwest Iowa area, and graduated from Corning High School. On July 4, 1943, Jean was married to Lewis (“Louie”) Bissell. They had four children; one girl, Jaris and three boys, Byron, Marty and Rick.

Jean worked in the restaurant business for many, many years. The last restaurant that she and Louie owned was the Corner Café in Corning, Iowa. Upon Louie’s retirement, they began going to the Southwest United States during the winter months to visit family.

Jean enjoyed many hobbies, including cooking, embroidery work and gardening. She loved to spend time with all of her family.

Jean is survived by sons Byron and wife Margie of Green Valley, AZ; Rick and wife Jolene of Corning, IA, daughter Jaris and husband Denny Carspecken of Las Vegas, NV, and daughter-in-law Donna Bissell of Red Oak, IA. She had many grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren, along with many nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death were her parents, her siblings (Rex, Roy, Mildred, Leo and Ted), her son Marty, and her husband Louie Bissell.

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Saturday, October 30, 2021

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

There will be no public viewing. The family is in charge of arrangements

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