Frances A. Bisnette, age 88 of Concordia, died Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013, at Mt. Joseph Senior Village, Concordia. She was born on Dec. 23, 1924, in Northumberland, Pa., to Elmer and Willimina (Barnhart) Stahl.
Frances grew up in Pennsylvania. She married Leon I. Bisnette on Aug. 31, 1946, in Sunbury, Pa., and they moved to Kansas. He preceded her in death on Nov. 14, 1993.
 Frances was a homemaker, Avon sales representative and avid volunteer at Moose Lodge #1428. She also worked as a nurse aide at St. Joseph Hospital. Frances was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, a lifetime member of Women of the Moose Lodge #1428 and a member of the American Legion Post #76 and VFW Post #588 ladies auxiliaries.
 She is survived by her son, John Bisnette and wife Tonja, Downs; brothers, Sam, George, Timothy and Eddie Stahl; 15 grandchildren and several great- and great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leon; daughter, Alice M. Bulleigh; sons, James and Thomas Bisnette; her parents and siblings, Elmer, Calvin, Keamer, Donald, Robert, Helen and Tom.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church with the Rev. Brian Lager officiating. Burial at St. Concordia Cemetery will follow the services. 
 Visitation will be from 10 a.m,-9 p.m. with a Vigil service at 6 p.m., Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, at Chaput-Buoy Funeral Home. The family suggest memorials in care of the funeral home to the Frances Bisnette Memorial to be designated later.  For online condolences, please visit



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