Obituary Clarence Bishop,
Vandalia, Missouri, ? Oct 1983
[need obit from Vandalia Leader - (2 Sep 1906-?? Oct 1983)]
Obituary Opal (Sidwell) Bishop,
Vandalia, Missouri, 18 Jan 1974
Vandalia Leader, Audrain County, Vandalia, Missouri, 24 January 1974 Hold Rites for Mrs. Bishop. Funeral services for Mrs. Clarence Bishop, 67, Route 1, were held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Waters Funeral Home, with Rev. Ollie Trout, pastor of First Baptist Church, officiating. Burial was in Vandalia Cemetery. Mrs. Bishop died at 11:10 a.m. Friday at Audrain Medical Center, where she was admitted Dec. 31. In ill health for several years and under medical treatment, she had suffered a stroke of paralysis prior to her death. Music for the rites was probided by Mr. and Mrs. Bill Lemasters with Mrs. Jack Lemasters as accompanist. Casketbearers included J. D. Bowles, Colvin Nation, Roger Branstetter, Malcom Branstetter, Wayne Laird, Vandalia, and Leonard Moore, Hermann. Born July 16, 1906 in Pike County, the former Opal Sidwell was the daughter of Dudley W. and Mary Boyd Sidwell. She was married to Clarence Bishop of Vandalia, Feb. 22, 1928 who survives. Mrs. Bishop became a member of First Baptist church in young womanhood, later moving her membership to the Curryville Baptist Church. In addition to her husband, she leaves a son and two daughters, Clarence Frederick Bishop, of the home, Mrs. George (Mary) Harlow, Farber, and Mrs. Dale (Darline) Gatewood, Springfield, Ill. Among other survivors are a sister and brother, Mrs. Carola Righter, who resides at Sheridan Boarding Home, William H. Sidwell, a patient at Tri-County Nursing Home; two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Edna Halle, Mrs. William H. Sidwell, Vandalia; seven grandchildren and one great grandson. Two sisters preceded her in death, Mrs. Nona Bowles and Mrs. Ida Moore.