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Leigh Kissel, 8 years old, went to be with Jesus on Monday, Dec. 22,
2008, at 6:10 a.m. at St. John's Hospital in Springfield.
Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Friday at Holland Barry and Bennett
Funeral Home. Her funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral
home, with Dr. Keith Ray officiating.
Burial will follow in New Union Cemetery.
was a second-grade student at West Lincoln-Broadwell.
She was born Oct. 31, 2000, in Springfield to
Thomas and Darla Strohl Kissel.
Surviving Megan are her parents, Tom and Darla
Kissel of Lincoln.; her brother, T.J. Kissel of
Lincoln; her sister, Kristy Semanik of Springfield;
her paternal grandparents, Donald "Gus" and Margaret
"Marge" Kissel of Springfield; her maternal
grandparents, Daris and Garland Strohl of Clinton;
aunts and uncles Jan and Wayne Webb of Clinton, Jim
and Tammy Kissel of Chatham, Vickie Strohl of Downs,
and Ken and Annette Kissel of Chatham; her nephew,
Billy Semanik of Springfield; numerous cousins and
friends; and her kitty cat, Daisy Mae.
She was preceded in death by her uncle Ken Strohl
Megan was a vibrant young lady who enjoyed
swimming, reading, drawing, vacationing with her
family, American Girl dolls, leopard print, and was
a Hannah Montana and Jonas Brothers fan. She was
active at the Lincoln Area YMCA, where she played
soccer and tennis. She was also involved in
cheerleading and Brownies.
Memorial donations may be made in Megan's name to
the Lincoln Area YMCA or to West Lincoln-Broadwell
School and will be accepted at the funeral home.
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