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Howard Cissell

May 6, 1940 - Sep 18, 2021 (Age 81)

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We are so sorry for your loss. Howard was a wonderful and kind person. We express our heartfelt condolences to the entire family. Love to you all. Jerry and Diana Caldwell

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time of your sorrow.

So sorry for your loss Renee. Keeping you in my prayers

To the entire Cissell family, we are so sorry for your loss! All of you are in our hearts and prayers!

To The Cissell Family,
We are very sorry to learn of your father's passing. Prayers and love for our favorite Kentucky family.
Melissa and Jim

I was able to really get to know my cousin over the last 40 years, I spent a lot of time with Howard hunting over at Joe’s place during those years, spent a many a nights telling stories around a fire . Howard would spend the night with us at the cabin and we would always have a good time. I’ll always cherish those times .l could call him anytime and he was always ready to help you anyway that he could .Thanks for all of the good times. His family’s in my prayers

So sorry to hear about Howard, you are in our thoughts and prayers.


Howard's Obituary

William Howard Cissell, age 81 of Loretto, passed away peacefully Saturday, September 18, 2021, surrounded by his loving family.  Howard was born May 6, 1940, to William Leo and Mary Etta Devers Cissell.  He graduated from St. Francis High School.  He retired from Jim Beam Distillery after 41 ½ years.

Howard was an avid outdoorsman enjoying farming, hunting, fishing, and just being outdoors.  He loved country music and keeping the feeder full for the cardinals and hummingbirds.  He taught his children, grandchildren, and those that thought of him as family so much about nature and living off the land.

He was a lifelong member of Holy Cross Catholic Church serving on the Cemetery Committee and many other volunteer positions.

Besides his parents, Howard was preceded in death by his wife of 46 years, Sue Ella Thomas Cissell; two daughters, Mindy Filiatreau and Lisa Cissell; three sisters, Mary Lorene Cissell, Margaret Alice Cissell, and Doris Jean Portman; one brother, Larry Cissell.

Howard is survived by his wife, Phyllis Tobe Cissell, one son, Michael Cissell of Loretto; four daughters, Shannon (Jonathan) Duvall of Queenstown, Maryland, Renee (Mike) Kaminski and Cara Brahm all of Lebanon and Terri Voils of Bardstown; one son-in-law, Chris (Pam) Filiatreau of Bardstown; one stepdaughter, Paula (David) Eckert of Louisville; two stepsons, Rick (Kristin) Tobe of Louisville and Kevin Tobe of Miami, Florida; six granddaughters, Bayly (Semie) Cash, Taylor Cissell, Abbi Cissell, Laurel Brahm, Ava Duvall, and Avery Voils; six grandsons, Sawyer (Colleen) Filiatreau, Nick Kaminski, Braydon Cissell, Will Kaminski, Archie Duvall, and Leo Voils; two step granddaughters, Madeline and Grace Tobe; one great grandson, Breon Cash; three sisters, Anna Catherine (Bob) Spalding and Jane (Gene) Spalding all of Loretto and Mary Lynn (Brad) Lyvers of Bardstown; three brothers, Philip (Diane) Cissell of Shepherdsville, Frankie (Nancy) Cissell of Bardstown and Johnny (Linda) Cissell of Loretto, along with several nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 am Friday at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 59 New Haven Road, Loretto.  Rev. Richard Goodin will officiate.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Visitation is 3-8 pm Thursday at Mattingly Funeral Home, 195 Holy Cross Road, Loretto, with a prayer service at 7 PM by Rev. Deacon Joseph R. Dant.

Pallbearers are Howard’s nephews, Matthew Cissell, Robbie Cissell, Drew Cissell, Jeremy Lyvers, Billy Moore, and Cole Cissell.

Expressions of sympathy can be made as contributions to Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates (KODA), 10160 Linn Station Rd, Louisville, KY 40223


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