Shirley Cissell

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Shirley Jean Cissell, nee Schmidt, 82, of Belleville, IL, born February 1, 1936, in Belleville, IL, died Monday, July 2, 2018, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO.

Mrs. Cissell was a mother to many and will be deeply missed.

Shirley was preceded in death by her husband of 37 years, John H. Cissell, whom she married on August 25, 1975, and who died on April 25, 2013; a daughter, Vickie Boyle; a son, James Brandt; her parents, Elmer and Olivia Lee, nee Greener, Schmidt; a sister, Nancy Schmitz; and her mother-in-law, Lucille Cissell.

Surviving are two daughters, Pamela Webster and Linda (John) Boyle;
a daughter-in-law, Kathy Brandt;
a son-in-law, Don Boyle,
seven grandchildren, Sheila (Mike) Nicoson, Jamie (Steve) Mank, James R. Brandt, JJ Boyle, Jackie (Dalton) Hollembeak, Jarod Boyle and Shannon Boyle;
two great-grandchildren, Mason Mank and Aiden Hollembeak;
many nieces and nephews, including Annette Klotz, Brenda Neighbors, Jeff Schmitz, and Karla (Dave) Sandifer;
and her special canine friend, Charity.

Memorials may be made to the Belleville Area Humane Society. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, July 8, 2018, and from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Monday, July 9, 2018, at George Renner and Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Monday, July 9, 2018, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, with Deacon Robert Lanter officiating.  Burial will be held at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO.


4 Comments on Shirley Cissell

Robert Dunn said : Guest Report Oct 07, 2022 at 2:49 PM

Please forgive me for posting this several years too late. While in service I was fortunate to call John and Shirley great friends. To the remaining family, please accept my prayers and condolences. Bob "bobo" Dunn.

  • Michigan City
  • IN
Mary Helen Cissell said : Guest Report Jul 05, 2018 at 8:36 PM

Shirley had the best personality and the prettiest smile. So sorry that we cannot attend her service. We remember the fun times that we had with her and John. Love to the family. Tom and Mary

  • Ball Ground
  • GA
Tom Cissell said : Guest Report Jul 05, 2018 at 7:01 PM

Shirley was our beloved sister-in-law and she will be sorely missed by ua all.

  • Ball Ground
  • Georgia
Julie Bonebrake said : Guest Report Jul 05, 2018 at 2:32 PM

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. RIP Aunt were deeply loved and will certainly be missed!!

  • Arnold
  • Missouri

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