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Nadine Joy Sisk, 78, formerly of Joplin, Mo., passed away Jan. 5, 2017, at Charlton Methodist Hospital in Dallas, Texas, after a lengthy illness.
She was born Jan. 24, 1938, in San Jose, Calif., to Vern and Rosalie Butler. Her father, Vern, preceded her in death. Her mother, Rosalie, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017.
She married Stephen Dale Sisk on Oct. 8, 1958, in Tijuana, Mexico. He preceded her in death on Jan. 9, 2013.
She also was preceded in death by her sister, Patricia Cramer, of Benicia, Calif.; two sons, Brian R. Sisk, of Sorrento, La., and Stephen Dale Sisk II, of Hemet, Calif.
Survivors include two daughters, Laurie A. Sisk, of Joplin, and Angela M. Sisk, of San Diego, Calif.; and two sons, Brent A. Sisk, of Arizona, and Kenneth R. Sisk, of Joplin. She also is survived two brothers, Ken Butler, of Benicia, and Robert Butler, of Fresno, Calif., six grandsons, six granddaughters, and numerous great-grandchildren.
She spent most of her adult life in Joplin, but for a few years lived in Pensacola, Fla., and Webb City, Mo.
Sometimes to the point of their embarrassment, Nadine was her children's biggest cheerleader and was very active in the Webb City Band Boosters, PTA, and anything she could throw her abundant creative juices into. She spent many sleepless nights sewing, cooking, or whatever it took to make something out of nothing for her children's events.
Memorial services will be Monday, Feb. 20, at 6 p.m. at Parker Mortuary, where her remains will be combined with those of her loving husband. The family will receive friends after the services.
Published on February 10, 2017
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