Obituary James Morton Bishop,
Montgomery City, Missouri, 20 Sep 1973
Montgomery Standard, Montgomery County, Montgomery City, Missouri, 27 September 1973 Services For James M. Bishop of Montgomery City. James Morton Bishop, 75, Montgomery City, died at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept 20 at the Audrain Medical Center. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, September 23, at the Schlanker Funeral Home in Montgomery City with burial in the Montgomery City Cemetery. The Rev. Robert Hester officiated. Born January 28, 1898, in Montgomery City, Mr. Bishop was the son of Samuel and Alice Hayden Bishop. In 1933 he was married to Marlene Dowling, who survives. Mr. Bishop was a long time resident of Montgomery City and was a member of Bethel Methodist Church. For 10 years he was a professional baseball player with the Philadelphia Phillies and the St. Louis Cardinals farm clubs and appeared in 22 major league games. He returned to Montgomery City in 1933 and became associated with the MFA Insurance Co. Survivors are two brothers, Hal of Montgomery City and Roy of St. Petersburg, Fla. His parents and five brothers preceded him in death.
Obituary Marlene Margaret (Dowling) Bishop,
Montgomery City, Missouri, 10 Oct 1992
Montgomery Standard, Montgomery County, Montgomery City, Missouri, 14 October 1992 Marlene Bishop. Marlene Margaret Dowling Bishop, 82, of Montgomery City, died at her home Saturday, October 10, 1992, after a long illness. She and her husband, James Morton Bishop, operated the MFA Insurance Agency (later Shelter Insurance) in Montgomery City for many years. Visitation and wake services were held Monday, October 12, at the Schlanker Funeral Home in Montgomery City. Funeral services were held Tuesday at Immaculate Conception Church, where she was a member. The Rev. Jerry Kaimann officiated assisted by Rev. Fred Barnett. Burial was in the Montgomery City Cemetery. Casketbearers were: Donald Kerry, Michael Dowling, Bernard Black and Robert Bishop. Mrs. Bishop was born in Rhineland on July 13, 1910, to Michael and Emma Grotewiel Dowling. Her husband, James Morton Bishop died September 20, 1974 . She is survived by a sister, Mrs. C.W. (Avolia) Linnert of Montgomery City. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Virgil and Wendell Dowling; and a sister, Lillian Louney.