Funeral Services for Janel Sisson age 75 of O'Neill were at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, October 9, 2010 at United Methodist Church in Clearwater, NE. Music was provided by Rita Kester, Organist and soloist was the Clearwater Quartet. Visitation was Friday 4 to 8 p.m., October 8, 2010 at Snider Memorial Funeral Home in Clearwater. Burial was in the Clearwater City Cemetery. Pallbearers were Rocky Jones, Jack Jones, Jeff Hixson, Jim Hixson, Tim Pofahl, and Kevin Kurpgeweit.
Janel passed away on Sunday, October 3, 2010 at Avera St. Anthony's Hospital in O'Neill, NE.
Janel was born on June 24, 1935 to Randall and Edith (Yorke) Hixson in Clearwater, NE. She graduated from Clearwater High School in 1953. She began her teaching career at a country school north of Clearwater. Then she taught in Omaha until moving to Washington in 1959, during that year, she was united into marriage on August 30, 1959 to Dana Sisson. They moved to the Deloit area where she taught. She taught at Goose Lake for 2 years. Janel started teaching in Ewing in 1970. 1972 she graduated from Wayne State College with her teaching degree. She taught in Ewing for 27 years. They moved to O'Neill, NE in 1996. Janel retired from Ewing in 1997 and substituted for 11 more years. She had taught for over 50 years in the classroom. Janel enjoyed playing cards, cooking, canning, singing, playing piano at church, and traveling; going to Arizona for the winters. Janel liked spending time with her grandkids and going to all of their activities. She also loved spending time with her many cousins from throughout the United States and the Cousins Reunion each February in Arizona. She was a member of United Methodist Church of Clearwater for over 63 years.
She is survived by her husband, Dana. Daughter, Krystal and husband Mike Hamik. Son, Bob Sisson all of O'Neill, NE. Grandchildren: Nick, Stephanie, Samantha, and Toni. One Great Granddaughter, Brilynn Hamik. Brother: Jack and his wife Gay Hixson of Neligh, Ne. Nephews: Jim and wife Kim Hixson and family of Randolph, NE. and Jeff and wife Dawn Hixson and family of Neligh, NE.
Proceeded in death by her parents.