Lorraine was born November 24, 1943, in St. Joseph to the late George and Maxine (Malotte) Gould. She married Edwin Sisk in 1961 and together they celebrated their 51st wedding anniversary in May.
Lorraine attended Hosea Elementary School and was graduated from Benton High School. She was a summa cum laude graduate of Missouri Western State University with a bachelor of science degree in education. She served as a teacher in the St. Joseph School District.
Among others, Lorraine had been a member of Hyde Valley Methodist Church; Missouri State Teachers Association; Classroom Teachers Association; and the Northwest Missouri Genealogical Society.
An ardent amateur genealogist, Lorraine was the family historian and "keeper of all things old." Together she and Ed traveled throughout the country collecting family history information, often providing assistance to other family members and researchers who sought her help. She carried on an active correspondence with friends, family and fellow genealogists in the United States and other countries as well.
Lorraine loved traveling, researching, her family, a good book, mountains, autumn trees, snow and her cats. Many canine and feline friends discovered the comforts of couch and carpet in her home.
In addition to her husband, her son Bryan and daughter-in-law Shirley, beloved granddaughters Abigail and Allison, brother and best buddy Jack, all of St. Joseph, survive her. She also leaves one sister Patricia Frost of Agency, Missouri; brother Curtis Gould and sister-in-law Barbara of Faucett, Missouri; sister-in-law Jacqueline Sutera of Holman, Wisconsin; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews including special nephew Justin and her cherished cat, Susie.
The family would like to thank Dr. Gita Sprague and staff at Internal Medicine Associates, Dr. Raj Rangineni and the staff of Heartland Clinic Cancer Center and the caregivers from Hands of Hope Hospice.
Lorraine has been cremated under the direction of Heaton-Bowman-Smith and Sidenfaden Chapel of St. Joseph. In keeping with her wishes, there will be no visitation or funeral service. A private burial service will be held at a later date at Mount Auburn Cemetery in St. Joseph.
Memorial contributions may be made to Friends of the Animal Shelter, St. Joseph, or M'Shoogy's Animal Rescue, Savannah, Missouri.