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John Robert and Connie Sue (Absher) Bissey

d. June 4, 2021

John Robert Bissey, age 68 of Herrin died on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at Herrin Hospital. Connie Sue Bissey, age 70, of Herrin passed away at 11:50 pm on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at Herrin Hospital.

John was born in Clay City, Illinois on January 10, 1951, the son of Kenneth Earl and Ada Bell (Patterson) Bissey.  Connie was born in Herrin on March 27, 1951, the daughter of Louis Angelo and Margaret June (Harris) Absher. They married on March 31, 1973 at the 1st Baptist Church in Energy, Illinois.

Survivors include:

Son- Justin Bissey of Herrin, Illinois

Daughter- Sara Wenzel of Schiller Park, Illinois

Five grandchildren-

            Leah Bissey of Carterville, Illinois

            Lila Wenzel of Schiller Park, Illinois

            Justin Keith Bissey II of Granite City, Illinois

            Bennett Madej of Schiller Park, Illinois

            Drew Madej of Schiller Park, Illinois

Mother- Ada Bell Bissey

John's Sister- Janet and Ron Leist of Olney, Illinois

John's Brother- Norman and Dena Bissey of Olney, Illinois

Connie's Two Brothers- Frank and Tiny Absher of Fort Valley, Georgia

     Michael and Dorothy Absher of Johnston City

Connie's Two Sisters- Marie and Sam Campanella of Energy

     Paula and Robert “Bob” Oldani of Henderson, KY

Several nieces and nephews

Joint memorial services to celebrate the lives of Connie and John will be held at the Goddard Chapel in Rose Hill Cemetery at 1pm on Saturday, June 19, 2021. Family and friends are asked to gather directly at Goddard Chapel. Inurnment will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery with military honors provided by Marion VFW, American Legion Posts and the National Guard Honor Guard Team. Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of John Robert and Connie Sue (Absher) Bissey, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services


Saturday, June 19, 2021

Starts at 1:00 pm

Goddard Chapel

, Marion, IL 62959

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