Vallata Grace Bisnett, 89, died October 8, 2013, at Mercy Regional Health Center.
Vallata was born on Aug. 17, 1924 in Clay County to Lewis and Daisy (Kynaston) Laflin. She was raised in Clay County and moved to Neosha, Mo., in 1940 and worked in a garment factory. She later moved to California and worked as a seamstress.
Vallata returned to the Broughton area and married Roy Bisnett on Dec. 29, 1950. They farmed near Broughton and Vallata worked as an EMT and nurse’s aide until she retired
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