Obituary John DeWitte "Jack" Bishop,
Montgomery City, Missouri, 31 Dec 1965
Wellsville Optic News, Montgomery County, Wellsville, Missouri, 7 January 1966 John DeWitte Bishop Obituary. John DeWitte Bishop, son of Samuel Calvin and Alice Hayden Bishop, was born February 11, 1881, in Callaway County, Missouri, and died at The Heritage Nursing Home in Columbia, Mo., December 31, 1965. In 1907, Mr. Bishop was married to Miss Lottie Brown, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George W. Brown. The young wife died eight years later, May 19, 1915, leaving two little daughters. These daughters who still survive are Miss Gladys Bishop of Columbia, Mo., and Mrs. Karl L. (DeWitte Bishop) Kendig of Coshocton, Ohio. In addition to his daughter, Mr. Bishop is survived by four of his eight brothers. They are: Roy c. Bishop of Florida, Clarence, Howell and James M. Bishop, all of Montgomery City. Other survivors are his grandson, Steve Kendig, and his granddaughters, Misses Karen and Kristie Kendig, of Coshocton, Ohio. Mr. Bishop lived on his farm six miles west of Montgomery City until about five years ago when ill health forced his retirement to the Montgomery Boarding Home in Montgomery City. His condition became acute only a few weeks ago. Funeral services were conducted January 3rd at the Schlanker Mortuary by the Rev. Wilbur Longstreth with interment in the Bethel Cemetery. Pallbearers were six of his nephews: H. Sam Bishop of Middletown, John Bishop and Calvin Bishop of Wellsville, Samuel V. Bishop of Mineola, Wilford and Wendell Bishop of Montgomery City.
OBITUARY OF JOHN D. (JACK) BISHOP, (name of newspaper and year not noted) MONTGOMERY CITY- John D. (Jack) Bishop died in Columbia Friday. He was 84. Funeral services were to be at 2 p.m. today at the Schlanker Funeral Home in Montgomery City, with the Rev. Wilbur Longstreth, in charge. Burial was to be in Bethel Cemetery west of Montgomery City. A retired farmer, Mr. Bishop is survived by two daughters, Miss Gladys Bishop of Columbia and Mrs. Karl Kendig of Ohio; four brothers, Roy of the state of Florida and Clarence, Howell and Jim of Montgomery City. Three grandchildren also survive.
Obituary Lottie Bell (Brown) Bishop,
Montgomery City, Missouri, 19 May 1915
Montgomery Standard, Montgomery County, Montgomery City, Missouri, 28 May 1915 Lottie Bell Brown [Bishop], daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. W. Brown, and wife of John D. Bishop, was born in Callaway county, Mo., January 5, 1883, growing to womanhood in the pure atmosphere of a Christian home in the country. It is doubtful if Lottie knew the time of her conversion, but on June 22, 1897, she united with the M.E. church South, at Bethel, remaining a faithful, consistent member of the church and an ardent helper in all its activities. On January 23, 1907, she was married to John Dewitt Bishop. To this union were born two daughters, Gladys, and an infant of a few days. Together they spent eight happy years, when, on May 19, 1915, the death angel came to summon her. It was not as though she stepped into the deep, troubled waters of a surging tide, nor yet "like the quarry-slave at night, scourged to his dungeon; but sustained and soothed by an unfaltering trust, approached the grave, like one who wraps the drapery of his couch about him, and lies down to pleasant dreams." Her testimony, not only at death, but through life was voiced by the Apostle when he said, "I am persuaded that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord." - Rom. 8.38-37. The sympathy of the entire community is extended to the husband and children, the father and mother, the only brother, Robert, and to all who mourn her departure. In the presence of a large number of relatives and friends, the funeral services were conducted by the writer at Bethel church, on Friday, May 21, and the remains were borne to their resting place by six brothers of the bereaved husband, and laid away amidst the scenes she loved so well. "Servant of God, well done! Thy glorious warfare's past; The battle's fought, the race is won, And thou art crowned at last." C.L. Uht, Pastor.