Obituary Harry Samuel Bishop,
Jonesburg, Missouri, 4 Feb 1982
Montgomery Standard, Montgomery County, Montgomery City, Missouri, 11 February 1982 Services Held for Harry Bishop. Funeral services were held Saturday in Jonesburg for Harry Bishop, a prominent area farmer, who for about ten years was the driving force behind the Montgomery County Fair. Mr. Bishop took over as president of the County Fair Society in the 1960's and during that time, when so many other county fairs were closing, helped to build the Montgomery County Fair into what he liked to call, "One of the best little county fairs in the State". Funeral services for Harry Samuel Bishop, age 74, of Jonesburg, were held February 6th at the Jonesburg Baptist Church with the Rev. Gary Smith officiating. Burial was in the Montgomery City Cemetery. Harding Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Members of the Jonesburg Lions Club were pallbearers. Mr. Bishop died Thursday, February 4th at Boone County Hospital, in Columbia. He was born August 27th, 1907, on a farm west of Montgomery City. He was the son of Wilford Granville Bishop and Mary Virginia Oliver. He attended school in Montgomery City and graduated from high school in 1926. On June 25th, 1938, he married Mary Belle Stanhope Groby, who survives of the home. They had three sons: Harry Samuel Jr., deceased; Charles Arthur of High Hill and David Stanhope of Jonesburg. Mr. Bishop is survived by, in addition to his wife and two sons, nine grandchildren; Karla Kay, Kimberly Sue, Mitzi Sue, Charles Matthew, Peggi Lou, Philip Andrew, David Stanhope Jr., Daniel Cory and Cynthia. Three brothers; Wilford Granville Jr. of Montgomery City; Floyd Calvin of Farber, Missouri; and Wendell Marvin of Montgomery City. Four sisters; Leola Bishop of St. Petersburg, Florida; Floy Risch of Afton, Missouri; Mary Virginia Seitz of Falls Church, Virginia; and Alice Camilia Fryer of Little Rock, Arkansas. He is also survived by numerous sisters and brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews and three daughters-in-law. He was preceded in death by a sister Alma and two infant sisters and his son Samuel Jr. Mr. Bishop retired from farming a number of years ago and had always been active in county and community affairs. He was a senior deacon of the Jonesburg Baptist Church and served as the chairman of the Jonesburg Christian Alliance. He was chairman of the Montgomery County Fair Society for about 10 years, has served as head of the Missouri Association of Fairs, held numerous official positions in local and district of the Lions Club and was an active member of the Jonesburg Lions. He has served as the president of the Montgomery County Farm Bureau, the Extension Council, was a co-founder of the New Florence Service and Supply Co-op, Democratic Committeeman and a member and chairman of the Montgomery County ASCS.
Obituary Mary Belle (Groby) Bishop,
Jonesburg, Missouri, 29 Nov 1996
Mexico Ledger, Audrain County, Mexico, Missouri, 30 November 1996 Deaths --- Mary B. Bishop. Jonesburg --- Mary Belle Bishop of Jonesburg died Friday, Nov. 29, 1996, in St. Louis. Funeral Services are pending at Harding Funeral Home.
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