The Times West Virginian


February 26, 2013

Lillian Bissett

Lillian Glora Bissett, 87, of Mannington, went to be with the Lord and Savior and her husband, Chester, on Sunday (Feb. 24, 2013). She passed away quietly at her home with her family at her side.

Lillian was born April 27, 1925, in Harrison County, a daughter of the late James and Hazel Cremeens Gorbey.

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, David and Judy Bissett; son and daughter-in-law, Floyd and Linda Bissett; daughter, Sharon L. Bissett; grandchildren, Anna Maria Hughes and husband David, David J. Burton Jr. and Michael A. Burton of New Jersey, and G. Allen Bissett and wife Joyce; great-grandchildren, April L. Hughes of Pennsylvania, Daniel R. Walsh of Florida, David G. Hughes Jr. and wife Melanie, Brittni L. Tatterson and Layton S. Bissett; and great-great-granddaughters, Jaelynn M. Newbrough and Maliah P. Hughes. She is also survived by one brother, Charles W. Gorbey and wife Shelby; one sister, Carol Stemple and husband Gloy; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Lillian was preceded in death by her husband, Chester; four sisters, Louise Crane, Martha Ceccanese, Betty Miker and Rose Schifano; one brother, James E. Gorbey; and granddaughter, Michelle L. Tatterson.

Lillian was a member of Blackshere United Methodist Church. As a young woman, she worked in New York City. During World War II, she worked for Westinghouse, winding motors for aircrafts. Later she worked alongside her husband for many years in the family-owned auto-body repair business, Bissett Body Shop. She was an amateur radio operator, call number KA8BPA. Lillian enjoyed riding motorcycles and ATVs with her husband, Chester. She also enjoyed singing alongside him as he accompanied on the guitar. She was a wonderful mother and will be sadly missed by her family and friends.

There will be no funeral home visitation or funeral services. Committal services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Beverly Hills Memorial Garden Chapel with Pastor Randy Vincent officiating. Entombment will follow.

Masters Funeral Home, Mannington, is in charge of arrangements.

Online condolences may be left for the family at

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