Obit: Sisson, Helen (1911 - 1995)
Contact: Steven Lavey
----Source: The Clark County
Press, May 31, 1995.
LAST NAME: Sisson
FIRST NAME: Helen
NEWSPAPER LOCATION: Neillsville, Wisconsin
Helen Sisson, 83, of Neillsville, passed away on Tuesday, May 30, 1995, at 12:15 a.m. at the Neillsville Memorial Hospital. She was a resident of the Neillsville Memorial Home. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, June 1, 1995, at the Gesche Funeral Home in Neillsville at 2 p.m. with visitation just one hour prior to the service. Rev. Steve Groves will officiate the service. Organist will be Eileen Zank and the soloist will be Larry Benedict. Burial will take place in the York Center Cemetery, Town of York, Clark County, following the service. Helen was born on November 6, 1911, in the Town of York, to Jesse and Belle (Davis) Mortimer. She attended the Merryvale school in the Town of York and graduated from Granton High School. After her education she clerked at various businesses in Granton and Neillsville. She married Gilbert Lawrence on June 22, 1937, in Belvidere, Illinois. He passed away on December 8, 1969. After his death, she continued as a clerk in the local area. She married George Wallace Sisson on November 20, 1974, in Paris, Illionois. After their marriage they lived in the Town of York. He passed away on May 27, 1981. She continued to live in the Town of York until she entered Neillsville Memorial Home in October of 1994. She lived there until the time of her death. She attended the York Center Methodist Church. She loved to travel, the fall season's colors, dancing and animals. She is survived by two step-sons: Willam Sisson of Greenwood, Glenn (Joanne) Sisson of Lexington, Kentucky, several step-grandchildren and several step-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husbands, and one brother, Ellis Mortimer, who passed away in 1942.
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