Clotilda Elise “Cloe” Nisbet (nee Dryden) of St. Louis, Missouri, formerly of Cuba, Missouri, was born on Monday, April 14, 1930 in St. Louis, Missouri to Winton F. and Marie L. (nee Karst) Dryden and passed away on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at the age of 89 years.
She graduated from St. Marks High School and attended Maryville College. She worked at the Catholic Hospital Association and Kellogg’s before marrying George H. Nisbet on January 8, 1955.
Cloe and George lived in south St. Louis, Missouri before relocating to O’Fallon, Illinois for five years. When the family moved back to St. Louis in August 1962 they settled in Vinita Park and were residents for over 32 years. The family belonged to St. Rita Catholic Church during those years.
Cloe went to work for Wexford Labs. After several years she moved to Washington University’s food service company. She retired from there in 1993.
Cloe and George moved to Cuba, Missouri.
Cloe enjoyed riding horses, playing volleyball and basketball, playing the piano, working crossword puzzles in ink, playing solitaire, bridge, rummy, crocheting, knitting, reading, listening to St. Louis Cardinals baseball even while enjoying camping trips to Sam A. Baker State Park and other places, St. Louis U Billikens basketball and Blues hockey.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Winton and Marie Dryden; son, Mike Nisbet; brothers and sisters, Joe and wives June and Barbara Dryden, Marie Lou and husband Ed Sexton, Mac and Marita Dryden, Sr. Marie Angelique Dryden OP, Winton Dryden, Louis Dryden, Nancy and husband Bob Hinkebein; and brothers-in-law, Mike Wagner and Jack Flynn.
She is survived by her husband of 65 years, George Nisbet of St. Louis, Missouri; children, Rick and wife Lori Nisbet of Indianapolis, Indiana, Janet and husband Mike Sibenaller of Hornick, Iowa, Bob Nisbet of Bridgeton, Missouri, Ginny and husband Scott Savage of Rome, Georgia, Angie and husband Tom Schilly of Charlotte, North Carolina and Pat and wife Lisa Nisbet of Wentzville, Missouri; grandchildren, Matthew Nisbet and Nicolas Nisbet of Indianapolis, Phil and wife Taylor Sibenaller of Storm Lake, Iowa, Nick Sibenaller of Des Moines, Iowa, Kate and husband Josiah Schiller of Sioux City, Iowa, Greg and wife Beth Sibenaller of Lewisburg, West Virginia, Beth Sibenaller of Hornick, Iowa, Rick and wife Lacy Savage of Ball Ground, Georgia, Kristen and husband Jonathon Harris of Rome, Georgia, Kelci Schilly of Lawrence, Kansas, Tyler Schilly of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Haley Schilly of Dallas Texas, Colin Schilly and Caleb Schilly of Charlotte, North Carolina, Allison Nisbet, Joe Nisbet and Dan Nisbet of Wentzville, Missouri; great grandchildren, Alaina, Charlise, Kinley, Emery, and William Sibenaller, Gregory Harris and Russell Savage; sisters Gerry Flynn of St. Louis, Missouri, Sr. Winton Frances Dryden OP of Sparkill, New York, Sr. Constance Dryden RSCJ of St. Louis, Missouri, Carmelite and husband Rod Anderson of Taylor, Michigan, and Anne Wagner of Fort Belvoir, Virginia; sisters-in-law, Rosemary Dryden and Mary Ann Dryden of St. Louis, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held Sunday, February 9, 2020 from 4-7 p.m. at the Kutis Affton Chapel in Affton, Missouri.
Celebration of Mass was held at 10:15 a.m. on Monday, February 10, 2020 at the Mary Queen and Mother Center in St. Louis, Missouri with Father Bob Menner as celebrant.
Interment and prayers were held at 12:45 p.m. on Monday, February 10, 2020 at the Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, Jefferson Barracks, Missouri.
Casket bearers were Rick Savage, Phil Sibenaller, Nick Sibenaller, Greg Sibenaller, Tyler Schilly, Colin Schilly, Joe Nisbet, Matthew Nisbet, Caleb Schilly, Dan Nisbet and Nic Nisbet.
Arrangements under the direction of the Mizell Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.