FORT BRANCH — Lois June (Roberts) Kissel, 85, passed away at Deaconess Midtown Hospital in Evansville, April 15, 2018.
She was born June 12, 1932, in Fort Branch, to Walter and Madge (Boren) Roberts.
She was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church and the Good Will & Good Ways Extension Homemakers Club. She was a librarian at Fort Branch-Johnson Township Public Library for more than 40 years and was the head librarian for 28 years. She was also the past school librarian for Holy Cross School. She was the driving force behind the learning center at the Fort Branch-Johnson Township Public Library and the library's Haubstadt branch.
Lois was a big fan of the St. Louis Cardinals, IU basketball, bird watching, and was an avid watcher of "Days of Our Lives."
She is preceded in death by her husband Norman Kissel; parents; brother, Stanley Roberts; and sister, Ruth Anderson.
She is survived by her three daughters, Kathy (Conan) Wallace of Winchester, Mary Kissel, of Owensboro, Kentucky, and Sheila (Steve) Hussey of Pittsboro; brothers-in-law Charles (Donna) Kissel of Indianapolis, and Chet Staples of Evansville; sister-in-law Diane Roberts of Indianapolis; seven grandchildren, Peter (Kim) Wallace, Grace Wallace, Daniel Wallace, Aaron Wallace, Sarah Hussey, Jacob Hussey, and Justin Hussey; and one great grandchild, Evan Wallace.
Mass of Christian burial is at 11 a.m. Friday, April 20, 2018 at Holy Cross Catholic Church with Fathers Tony Ernst and Ambrose Wonyanyi serving as co-celebrants. Visitation is from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, April 19, at Stodghill Funeral Home in Fort Branch, and again from 10 a.m. until service time Friday at Holy Cross Church. A Rosary service is planned at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 19 at Stodghill Funeral Home. Donations can be made to a memorial fund established at Fort Branch Public Library.