Donna Jean Bissell, 69, of Canal Winchester, previously of Racine, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, at her home with her family by her side. She went to see the Lord after a long battle with cancer.
She graduated from Racine High School in 1961 and was salutatorian of her class. She was a member of the Young Democrat Club and Job’s Daughters. She married Del Bissell from Chester, and moved to Columbus in 1961. She worked at the Capital Building for Tom Ferguson when he was treasurer of the State and then as a sales rep for the Timken Company where she retired after 28 years. After retirement, she worked at the local Walmart in Canal Winchester. Donna loved flowers and grew thousands of them around her home every year. She loved her family and friends and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
Donna is survived by her loving husband of 51 years, Delbert “Del”; children, Del Bissell, Jr. and Devonia (Mark) McKee; grandchildren, Megan (Brian) Holler-Collins, Dalton McKee and Dena Bissell; great-grandson, Nathan; mother, Pauline (Dunn) Brewer; brothers, Jeff and Tim Brewer; her brothers and sisters-in-law; good friend, Patricia Holter-Ely; co-worker, Sue Clark; and many nieces, nephews and good friends.
Donna was preceded in death by her father, Donald Brewer; father and mother-in-law, Charles and Margaret Bissell; brothers-in-law, Frank Riffle, Roger, Danny, and Dwight Bissell.
Friends may visit from 2-6 p.m. on Saturday at the Dwayne R. Spence Funeral Home, 650 West Waterloo Street, Canal Winchester, where a funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, with Rev. Curtis Randolph officiating. Entombment at Lithopolis Cemetery.
Online condolences at www.spencefuneralhome.com.