Beulah Carol Schissel
August 23, 1918 ~ April 22, 2012
Beulah Carol Schissel, age 93, of Elma, IA, passed away on Sunday, April 22, 2012 at Mitchell County Regional Health Center in Osage, IA. Beulah Carol Schissel was born on August 23, 1918 to Charles and Hattie (Schoonmaker) Barrett in Frankville, IA. She attended school in Frankville. However, after her mother’s death she went to live with her grandmother Dowd in Ossian, IA. Beulah worked for Elmer Schissel on his farm where she would meet her future husband, Ralph Schissel. The couple was united in marriage on January 12, 1936 at St. Francis DeSalles Church in Ossian. They farmed near Castalia, IA until 1941 when they moved to a farm near Elma. They continued to farm in the Elma area until they retired in 1963. Beulah and Ralph then purchased an acreage south of Elma. The couple farmed side by side all of their married life. Beulah enjoyed cooking, baking, canning and her dog, Nicki. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Church, and the Rosary Society. Beulah is survived by her daughters, Antoinette “Toni” (Jerry) Webb of Waterloo, IA and Janet (Arnold) Tonjes of Elma; daughter-in-law, Ruth Schissel of Waverly; her grandchildren, Della (Roger) Dirkes, Lee (Laurie) Schissel, David Tonjes, Karla (Lary) Franken and Heidi (Galan) Kramer; 11 great-grandchildren, and three great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Ralph on October 25, 1992; her son, Rod Schissel; her brother, Morvin Barrett; sister, Goldie Peck and her grandson, Steve Schissel. Cemetery: Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery at Elma. Memorials may be directed to the family. with a 4:30pm rosary and a 6:00pm scriptural wake service at Conway-Markham Funeral Chapel in Elma. Visitation will continue at the funeral home one hour prior to the service on Wednesday. at Immaculate Conception Church in Elma with Fr. Ray Atwood celebrating.