Obituary Clark Wilson Bishop,
Florissant, Missouri, 2 Feb 1983
Montgomery Standard, Montgomery County, Montgomery City, Missouri, 10 February 1983 Clark W. Bishop, 67, Buried in Middletown. Funeral services and burial for Clark W. Bishop, 67, of Florissant, Mo., native and long time resident of Montgomery County, were held Saturday morning in Middletown. Visitation was at the United Methodist church beginning at 10:30 o'clock. The funeral service began at 10:30 with burial following in Fairmount Cemetery, Rev. Elmer E. Revelle was in charge. Mr. Bishop's death occurred Wednesday, February 2, 1983, at Missouri Baptist Hospital in St Louis where he had been a patient for two months. His death followed an extended illness of emphysema and heart trouble. Nephews served as pallbearers. They are: Jim Bishop of Sacromento, Calif., Larry Bishop of Hallsville, Mo., Jerry Flood of Moberly, Mo., and Rod Allison, Harry Bishop, and Jim Graham of Middletown. The body was taken to the Hutchens Mortuary in Florissant where a funeral mass was held on Friday evening. Clark Bishop was a member of a well-known Montgomery County family. He was born in Montgomery City on July 2, 1915, eldest of the three sons of the late Harry S. and Alvia Clement Bishop. Mr. Bishop was engaged in farming in the Middletown area for many years before joining the Teammasters at McDonald Douglass Aircraft Company in December of 1956. He retired from that position in 1978 because of ill health. Clark Bishop was a 25-year member of the IAM Aerospace Workers of America and was a member of St Mark's United Methodist Church in Florissant. He was well known in the St Louis area through his accomplishments as a Lapidarist (one who cuts and polishes precious stones) and Gem Cutter as he demonstrated the art at Gem shows in the St Louis area for many years. He was a member of the McDonald Douglass Gem and Mineral Society and was active as long as his health permitted. Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Lucille Graham Bishop; a son, Graham of Orange, Ca., a daughter, Alice Brockman of Beloit, Wisc., son-in-law, daughter-in-law, mother-in-law, Mrs. Ruby Graham of Middletown; three grandchildren, two brothers, Harry Sam Bishop and John Bishop of Wellsville, two sisters, Mrs. Nellie Frost of Furguson and Mrs. Eleanor Allison of Middletown, numerous nephews, nieces and cousins.