Obituary Howell Bishop,
Wellsville, Missouri, 8 Apr 1991
Montgomery Standard, Montgomery County, Montgomery City, Missouri, 17 April 1991 Howell Bishop Services Held Wednesday. Funeral services were held Wednesday, April 10, at Bethel Methodist Church, west of Montgomery City for Howell Bishop, 99, of Wellsville. Mr. Bishop died Monday, April 8, 1991, at Gamma Road Nursing Center in Wellsville. Revs. John Reynolds and Ernest Slovensky officiated at the 1:30 p.m. service. Burial was in the church cemetery with the following pallbearers: Tom and Frank Crouch, Tim and Sam Fort, John David Fipps and William Bishop. Visitation was held at the Schlanker Funeral Home in Montgomery City from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 9. Mr. Bishop was born on May 29, 1891, in Callaway County, a son of Samuel Calvin and Alice Hayden Bishop. He was married May 5, 1915, in Montgomery County to Minnie Frances Harris, who died March 29, 1962. Survivors include three daughters, Mildred Fipps, Mrs. William (Virginia) Crouch and Mrs. George (Barbara) Fort, all of Wellsville; a son, Calvin Bishop of Montgomery City; 15 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by eight brothers, Eliud, Wilford, Clarence, John, Addison, Roy, Harry, and James. Mr. Bishop was a retired livestock and grain farmer and the last surviving charter member of the Producers Grain Co. He was a member of the Bethel Methodist Church. Memorials may be made to the Bethel Cemetery Fund or to the Montgomery City Nutrition Center.
Obituary Minnie Frances (Harris) Bishop,
Wellsville, Missouri, 29 Mar 1962
Montgomery Standard, Montgomery County, Montgomery City, Missouri, 5 April 1962 Mrs. Howell Bishop Dies At University Hospital. Mrs. Howell Bishop, age 69, died March 29 at the University Medical Center after four weeks of examination and treatment for a rare type of blood disease. The immediate cause of death was cerebral hemmorage. Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon at Bethel Church by the Rev. E.R. Slovensky of Hermann. Minnie Frances Harris, daughter of Effie Adelaide and Jarrot Harris, was born August 28, 1892 at Danville, Missouri. When she was a young girl, her family spent several years in Texas, later settling near Wellsville where she graduated from High School. For the next three and one-half years she was a rural school teacher. On May 5, 1915, she was married to Howell Bishop. To this union were born six children, two of whom died in infancy. Surviving relatives, include her husband; three daughters, Mrs. William Fipps, Mrs. William Crouch and Mrs. George Fort, all of Wellsville; one son, H. Calvin Bishop of Washington, Mo.; 13 grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. T.A. Hudson of Tishmingo, Okla.; three brothers, Frank Harris of Laddonia, T.B. Harris and Edwin Harris of Wellsville and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a sister, Margaret Harris Sailor and a brother, Tom Harris. In early life, Mrs. Bishop accepted Christ as her savior and was a member of the Christian Church, later as a Methodist. For many years she has served as a Sunday School teacher and as an officer of the Womens' Society of Christian Service.