Carrie Elizabeth Eissler

Written by Muleskinner Staff

Carrie Elizabeth Eissler, 93, of Holden, Missouri, died April 2 at the home of Jim and Linda Gilcrest in Holden.
Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Monday, April 6, at Cast Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. April 7 at Holden Baptist Temple, officiated by her pastor, Rod Albert. Interment will follow at Holden Cemetery.
Elizabeth, the daughter of Charles Perry Briscoe and Clara Cordelia Ridenhour, was born Feb. 12, 1922, in Holden. She was united in marriage to Jacob Eissler on Jan. 20, 1940. The couple lived on a farm south of Kingsville. Elizabeth was a charter member of the Holden Baptist Temple. She enjoyed cooking, gardening, canning and needlepoint. Her greatest joy was her family especially caring for her children and grandchildren. Her children and grandchildren will always cherish the redwork embroidery pieces that she so lovingly created for them. Her legacy will live on through the collection of recipes in the cookbook created by her granddaughter.
Survivors include the following three sons and three daughters: Mary Lou and Gary DeMasters, Charles and Sharon Eissler, Linda and Jim Gilcrest, and Ray and Una, of Holden; Joe and Teresa of Alma, Kansas; Gail and Joe Blanc, of Houston, Texas; 14 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.
Surviving siblings include Sam Briscoe, of Excelsior Springs, Missouri, and Jeanne Taylor, of San Francisco, California. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jacob Eissler, in 2006; one son, Ronnie Eissler; one brother, Lavoe Briscoe; three sisters, Bernice Briscoe, Dorothy Johnson and June Jones; two grandsons, Dale Lee Gilcrest and Sean Donaldson.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Holden Baptist Temple.