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Dona Bissey

Oct 4th, 1955 - Sep 18th, 2021

Graveside Ceremony: 10 a.m. Saturday, October 2, 2021, at Zif Cemetery

Those attending should arrive directly at the cemetery.


   Dona G. Bissey, age 65, of Clay City, IL, passed away Saturday, September 18, 2021, in Montana, doing what she loved most.

   She was born October 4, 1955, in Flora, Illinois, the daughter of Donald “Jake” and Marilyn J. (Gordon) Bissey. 

   Dona was employed at Hella Electronics in Flora.  She had walked in 30 half-marathons, working towards her goal of completing them in all 50 states.  She loved her dog companions Spurs and Lady.

   She is survived by her children: Darlene (Jim) Coffin of Effingham, Jacque (Tom) Holsapple of Hidalgo, and Jacob Cowger of Newton; and 3 grandchildren: Jonathon Coffin, Sarah Coffin, and Rachel Coffin.

   She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother: David Bissey; a grandson: Mitchell Coffin; and special friend: Jack Wiley.

   A graveside ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, October 2, 2021, at Zif Cemetery with Pastor Brad Harris officiating.  Those attending should arrive directly at the cemetery.  Arrangements are in the care of Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora.  Memorial donations are suggested to Friends of Kids with Cancer and will be accepted through the funeral home.  To share a memory or condolence visit:  


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David Wooden

September 21st

I'm going to miss hearing your laugh. I could always tell if you were around. Thank you for being a good friend and coworker. I'll miss you.


September 21st

So sorry to hear this .I worked with her at Hella

Mary Reynolds

September 21st

No words can express how much you will be missed 💔Keep everyone in line and laughing in heaven my friend. Till we meet again 💖🙏💖

Steve and Betty Stanford

September 21st

Thoughts and prayers to her family , dogs and friends. She will be missed by so many who loved her

Dalena Sapp

September 24th

Michelle Enlow

September 21st

My deepest condolences to the family. My mom, Arlene is her cousin. Since I moved to FL when I was 23, I haven’t been able to see my family in IL. I was friends with Dona on Facebook and always got a kick out of her posts. I also enjoyed seeing pictures of her runs in different places. May God comfort and heal your hurt during this time of grieving.

Jeff Kohn

September 21st

So shocked to hear. Prayers for the family.

Angie Townsend

September 21st

So sorry for your loss!

Shawn Williams

September 22nd

Donna will be missed! She was always laughing and joking around. I can still hear her laughter!

Lisa Stanley

September 22nd

So very sorry for the loss of your mother. She was such a nice bubbly lady at work. Although I did not personally work with your mother. I've heard she was a hoot to work with. Rest in Peace Ms. Dona

Rhonda Evans

September 22nd

So Sorry for your loss, I worked with Donna for several years and she was one nice lady.

Diane Caudle

September 22nd

My condolences to her family. She is now free to to walk GODS beautiful Heaven.

Peggy Shroyer Leigh

September 22nd

Thoughts and comforting prayers to all. Dona was a very nice lady. She'll be missed in Clay City.

Patrick O'Donnell

September 22nd

Prayers for all. She will be mist. Till we meet again . So sorry for your all's loss .

Carolyne Woodhams

September 24th

I am so very sorry for your loss! Dona was a sweet and amazing lady who will forever be missed and her memory will live on. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.


September 24th

I enjoyed meeting Dona in this past Center of the Nation Series. She was always smiling and encouraging. There was 3 of us with the same name so we made a point to take pictures. I got a kick out of her story on the spelling of her name. Prayers for your family during this time

Debra Gordon Mathews

September 24th

I am so sorry to hear about your mothers passing. I am Dona's cousin Debbie. My family moved to Florida in 1960 so we didn't get to visit often. When we would be in Illinois we would always visit at Aunt Marilyn's and Uncle Jakes. My sister Pam and I and Dona would play together and we had a lot of fun. As adults it was nice to stay in touch through fb and keep up with her races and travels. She was so funny and her posts would make me laugh. She will be dearly missed.

Maribelle Vest

September 26th

Dona’s cousin in Fl., didn’t get to see Dona very often as I didn’t get to I’ll. very often, the last time I seen her she was with Uncle Jake and we met In Effingham for lunch. Mom was still with us at that time.I’ll always remember Dona’s sense of humor and how she made everyone laugh and feel so good. May she Rest In Peace. So sorry for your loss, I know she will be missed by all who knew her.

Jody Dhom

September 26th

Darlene, Jacque, and families....... I am so sorry to learn of the passing of your mom. Please know that you will be in our thoughts and prayers now and in the days to follow ❤

Sherry Porter

September 28th

Prayers to Dona's family, friends, and co-workers at HELLA. She was a very kind and sweet lady and will be missed.

Arlene Enlow

September 26th

Wasn’t around Donaalot , aunt Marilyn and Uncle Jake was two of my favorite people. I always thought Dona was humerous just like her mother. We always enjoyed seeing them all. RIP Dona.

Misty Wiegel-Wheeler

September 29th

Darlene, Jackie & Jacob, So sorry to hear this. I remember your Mom when I was in Girl Scouts. Going to the St. Louis Zoo was one memory that I have of her. That was a fun day! Keeping you all in our thought & prayers. Hugs!!

Jill and Kevin Billingsley

October 7th

So sorry to hear of Dona's sudden passing. Her family and friends are in our thoughts and prayers.

Cheryl Bissey

October 7th

I am so sorry to hear of my cousin Dona’s passing. She was always one of my favorite cousins. My condolences to the family. At least she is now with her mom, dad, and brother, and I am sure they are all happy to be together again. Loved them all!



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