Paula Sue (Bissell) Arnold, 59 of Pensacola Fla. passed away at 10:30 p.m., June 05, at Covenant Hospice in Pensacola after a short battle of Cancer.


Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m., Friday, June 26 at Pagel Funeral home in Edgewood. Graveside service will be at the Iola cemetery Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m.., with Judy Poe officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family.


Paula Sue (Bissell) Arnold, 59 of Pensacola Fla. passed away at 10:30 p.m., June 05, at Covenant Hospice in Pensacola after a short battle of Cancer.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m., Friday, June 26 at Pagel Funeral home in Edgewood. Graveside service will be at the Iola cemetery Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m.., with Judy Poe officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family.

Paula was born Dec 2, 1949 in Springfield to Paul and Shirley (Ealy) Bissell. Paula married Gene Arnold on Nov. 11, 1967 in Effingham and to this marriage was born their daughter, Kristin Joyleen Arnold on June 12, 1970.  Paula and Gene moved to Pensacola in 1969 with the assignment of Gene to NAS while he was in the US Navy. They divorced in 1977.

In 1980 Paula met Jesse McLemore and they shared 13 years together before Jesse passed away in 1993.

Paula is well known in the Food and Beverage Industry in the Pensacola, Fla. area.  After leaving the food and beverage industry she was employed locally at TSA and Flyin J in Effingham, after returning to Florida she became a personal care giver with Specialty Care and Baptist Manor in Pensacola.  She truly had a passion to comfort the needs of others and will always be remembered for this.   

Paula became a true friend to many people in her life and cherished the times she could spend with her daughter and family and will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Paula is survived by her daughter Kristin and son-in-law Robert Kimble , two granddaughters;  Savana Rose and Bryana Ra’qel, all of whom she loved very very much.  Paula is also survived by her sister Jean (Gary) Bohnhoff of Dieterich, brothers; Gail (Susie) Bissell of Mason, Todd

Bissell of Effingham, Jerry (Treva) Weidner of Bridgeport Ill., Steve (Alma)Weidner of Brownstown Ill.,  and several nieces and nephews.  Paula was preceded in death by her parents; Shirley and Ransom Weidner and Paula’s brothers, Terry and Jerry Bissell