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Obituary Ellen S (Sheets) Bishop,
Montgomery County, Missouri, 30 Jan 1919

Montgomery City Montgomery Standard, Montgomery County, Missouri, 31 January 1919

	Mrs John Bishop Sr. died Thursday morning at her home in Montgomery
City, after a two year illness.  Besides her husband she leaves a number of
grown children.

Montgomery City Montgomery Standard, Montgomery County, Missouri, 7 February 1919

Ellen S. Sheets was born at the home of her parents, Ben and Mary Sheets, near
Hawk Point, Lincoln county, November 8, 1848, and died at her home in Montgomery
City January 30, 1919, at the age of 70 years, 2 months and 22 days.
	She was married to John R. Bishop June 3, 1866.  To this union were born
12 children, 2 preceeding her to the grave.  The surviving children are Charles,
Oscar, Fred and Lake of St Louis; Rufus, Jefferson, and John of St Charles;
Benjamin and Lafayette of Montgomery City; Mrs Chas. Werges of Bellflower.
She also leaves two sisters, Mrs. Laura Cornelius of Oklahoma and Mrs. Cordelia
Brown of Arkansas, one brother, Jos Sheets of Wellsville, 36 grandchildren and
7 great grandchildren to morn her death.
	Mrs. Bishop's girlhood and early life was spent in Lincoln county; she
then moved to St Charles, where she lived 15 years, and the past 9 years has
made her home in Montgomery City.  She was a devoted Christian woman, having
united with the primitive Baptist church some 40 years ago, during a meeting
conducted by Rev. Peter Bransletter.
	Mrs Bishop was practically an invalid the past two years caused from
complication of diseases; yet she bore all cheerfully.  Her patience and
forebearance should be a lesson never forgotten.  Truly it can be said there
never lived a better mother, a kinder neighbor or a more faithful friend.
	After services at the house by her pastor, Rex Barlett, her remains
were interred in the city cemetery.  Her nine sons were pall bearers, six
active and three honorary.  May the peace so justly earned be hers.

John Richard and Ellen (Sheets) Bishop Family