Katie Lee Bissell Guseman, age 28, resident of 180 Walker Drive, Meadville, PA, died Sunday, November 28, 2010 at Meadville Medical Center in Meadville, PA after an illness of about one year. Katie lived in Meadville for the past five years and formerly was of Cambridge Springs. She was a daughter of Corann Bissell Snyder and the step daughter of Mike Snyder both residents of Woodcockboro, Saegertown, PA. On August 8, 2008 she married Donald Paul Guseman, Jr and he survives.

Guseman, Katie Lee BissellKatie graduated from Cambridge Springs High School in the Class of 2001. For the past four years she has been employed by Chovy’s Italian Restaurant in Meadville as assistant manager. Being the mother of four children – Jada, Owen, Avalin, and Ethan Guseman, apart from work, she dedicated herself, together with her husband, to raising their children in a good home. She was a very caring, loving, person who had a big heart. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her.

In addition to her husband – Donald Guseman of Meadville; their four children; her mother – Corann; and her step father – Mike Snyder, Katie is survived by her father – Gary Powell of Meadville; a sister – Amber Snyder of Woodcockboro and a brother – Melvin “M J” Snyder serving in the US Navy. Several aunts and uncles also survive. Preceding her in death was a 10 month old son – Keagan Blair Lentz who died January 11, 2004.

Friends may call at the Van Matre Family Funeral Home in Cambrige Springs on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 and are invited to attend funeral services there on Wednesday afternoon at 2:00. Reverend Tyrone Steales, pastor of Beacon Liberty Street Temple Church of God in Christ of Meadville, will officiate. Interment will take place in Mitchell Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the Guseman family % the Van Matre Family Funeral Home, 335 Venango Avenue, Cambridge Springs, PA 16403.