Patricia A. Kisner, 81

Patricia A. Kisner, 81, of North Manchester, died at 8:40 p.m., Aug. 9, 2016, at Peabody Health Care Community in North Mancehster. 

She was born Jan. 29, 1935, in Wabash, to Joseph Metcalf and Dorothy (Bitzel) Connell.

Pat began working at the age of 10 for the People Store in Markle.  She moved to Wabash in 1952.  At the age of 17 she became the assistant manager at the Cotton Shop.  Pat married John Kisner at the Bachelor Creek parsonage in Wabash on Aug. 7, 1953.  

She was the bookkeeper at Leath Furniture, the Window Dressing Shop, J.C. Penney, Miller's Tire Shop, Robin Hood Hardware, Wabash County Hospital and Resnicks.  She also owned the Homestead Restaurant, in LaFontaine.  Pat served as activity director for Miller's Merry Manor and Rolling Meadows Health Care Center, before she began working for Cheer in 1995.  Pat was a longtime member of the Wabash Christian Church.. 

She is survived by husband, John B. Kisner of North Manchester; two children, Robert P. (Christy) Kisner and Modena A. (Bryan) Mitchell both of Wabash, six grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; a half sister, Sarah Jo Metcalf, of Ossian, and her sister-in-law, Carol Metcalf, of Fort Wayne. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, brother, Steve Metcalf, and granddaughter, Ruby Ann Mitchell.

Family will receive friends from 2-6 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash.  Burial will be in Falls Cemetery, Wabash at a later date. 

Preferred memorials are Wabash Christian Church or Visiting Nurse & Hospice.

The memorial guest book for Pat may be signed at


Posted on 2016 Aug 10