Born Wednesday, February 11, 1959
Died Monday, January 10, 2022
Marissa Kathleen Wiseley was born February 11, 1959, in Kansas City, MO, to Clyde and Margaret Cain. She grew up in Tahlequah, OK and graduated from Tahlequah High School in 1977. She moved to Muskogee, OK after graduation and worked for CR Anthony Company from 1979 to 1981. She set her sights on a different type career, and enrolled at Draughon School of Business in Tulsa, OK graduating at the head of her class in 1983, with an Associate’s Degree in Business Administration. Following graduation, she started a new career with OG&E in Muskogee OK. Concurrent with her employment, she was enrolled at Connors State College and completed a second Associates Degree in Computer Science. She retired from OG&E in 2013, after 30 years of service.
In 1990, Marissa married her sweetheart and friend, Scott Wiseley, and together they raised their four boys. Marissa was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and the favorite aunt. When raising her children, she welcomed her nieces, nephews, and many of the neighborhood children into her home. Bonds were formed and memories were made. Family and neighborhood friendship ties remain to this day. She also served as the Youth Group leader at Grace Episcopal Church in the 1990s.
She was a master craftsman, who could wield power tools like a pro, and she built beautiful hand-crafted trunks for her family. She sewed like no other, and made curtains for one and all. She loved to read, cook, garden, watch movies, and go “junking.” She even dabbled in real estate. She had an open and inquiring mind and was especially intrigued by science and art.
Marissa departed this life on January 10, 2022, in Muskogee, OK. She was preceded in death by her parents, and by two of her sisters, Lianne Cain and Michelle Kirk. She is survived by her husband of 30 years, Scott Wiseley, of Woodall, OK, by her sons, Carl and wife Carrie of Hannah, OK, Robby of Welling, OK, Brett and wife Lynn of Siloam Springs, AR, James of Muskogee, OK, by her eight grandchildren, Marissa, Billy, Dakota, Dallas, Lane, Graham, Corinne, and Traye Lynn, and by her sister Jennifer and husband Paul Sparks of Fort Gibson, OK.
The family would especially like to thank Sally Mitchell, Mallory Burroughs, Kayci Waggle and Adele Burnett for their loving and compassionate care of our dearest Marissa during her time of need.
Funeral services will be held at Cornerstone Funeral Home, 1830 N. York Street, Muskogee OK, on Tuesday, January 18th, 2022, at 11:00am, with Reverend Bob Wickizer officiating. Livestream viewing will be available through the funeral home’s website (cornerstoneofmuskogee.com). Those attending in person are asked to wear a mask and sit at least 6 feet apart. Grave committal service and burial will be in Sparks Cemetery, Fort Gibson, OK. A catered picnic on the grounds will follow.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in Marissa’s name to any charity of your choice, preferably one that will make a difference in the life of a child.
Funeral services are under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory 1830 N York St Muskogee, OK 74403. Condolences can be made to the family at www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com.
Service info: 11AM, Tuesday, 01/18/2022 at Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel.