Obituary John T Bishop,
Shamrock, Callaway, Missouri, 22 Dec 1999
John T. Bishop - Mexico Evening Ledger? Services were held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 27, 1999, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Martinsburg, MO, for John T. Bishop, 86, of Martinsburg. Visitation was held on Sunday evening, Dec. 26, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Arnold Funeral Home in Martinsburg. Mr. Bishop died Wed., Dec. 22, 1999, at his home. He was born on Nov. 1, 1913 in Shamrock, MO, the son of Bertley and Daisy Hendricks Bishop. He was married to Lillian Davis Bishop, who preceded him in death. He later married Margaret Elam of the home. Other survivors include four children: Mrs. Shirley Keller of Columbia, MO; Donald Bishop of Liberty, MO; and Mrs. Mary Ellen Glidewell of Liberty, MO; eleven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Alberta Brashear of Mexico, MO. Mr. Bishop was in World War II in the Navy, serving in the Pacific, and farmed most of his life south of Martinsburg. The family requests no flowers but suggest that any memorial contributions be made to St. Joseph's School Trust Fund or to the American Cancer Society.
Eulogy John T Bishop
Callaway County, Missouri, 22 Dec 1999
Eulogy read at John T Bishop's Funeral by his Grandchildren This morning is for JOHN... our Dad, grandfather, husband, and friend. --- We are all here to share our sorrow, extend our respect, and pray that our friend's final journey is in peace. --- Near Shamrock, Missouri, in the winter of 1913, JOHN was born to Daisy Hendricks and Bertley Bishop; the youngest of three children. As a slim, tall, dark haired youth, he was sent to the care of his uncle Alonzo and aunt Leta Bishop. It was there, with Uncle Lonnie, that he learned to love the skill of farming... learning to plant crops, raise animals, drive a team and all the other many tasks involved. --- Like many of you here today, JOHN lived through a progressive time in our country's history. His life began just as the first world war was ready to explode thru Europe. The 20's roared around him during his teen years... And... During the great depression of the early 30's he wooed and won a young, blond Montgomery city woman... Lillian Francis Davis. --- From the 45 year union of John and Lillian Bishop came 4 wonderful, Talented Children... Shirley, Donald, Nancy and Mary... then came their families... John and Lillian were also blessed with 11 adoring grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. --- In 1944, John decided to enlist in the WW II Navy and spent his tour of duty on an LST boat in the Pacific. On his return to the states and to his family he began to work as a carpenter. When Uncle Lon informed him that the Jim McKibben land south of Martinsburg was available, his dream of owning his own farm was about to come true. By the 1960s, after years of sacrifice, diligence, and hard work, the land was theirs --- free and clear. --- John was quick, intelligent, responsible and wise. He knew the back roads of the area well - Mineola, Shamrock, Wellsville, Montgomery City and Martinsburg. He loved his family, his farm, his friends, and, of course, raccoon hunting. --- There are so many stories to be told about John: I would bet you knew that he could guess a market-size hog's weight within five pounds... and You probably know the story about how he missed his old Farmall tractor so much that after he traded it to Weiberg, he went and bought it back. We hope you, too, have stories to tell that include John, and that you will tell them over and over. --- This past summer one of our little boys believed that Grandfather was the Prince John from the story books, and insisted on calling him that. I think it pleased him very much. He took great pride in his farm, no weeds in the fencerow, twice weekly mowing of the yard, and NO PARKING on the grass! --- For the last 20 years John and Margaret Dorn Bishop have been together as loving partners, friends and companions. She brought her small family to be part of ours. We know that John would want you all to keep Margaret in your prayers. --- Some things that we will miss: feeding fish, riding in the back of his truck to feed the pigs, his big voice, his striped overalls, collecting buckeyes along the path, searching for grapevines for wreaths, and hunting for arrowheads. Your expressions of friendship and solace are so very appreciated and we all thank you. --- Email from John Keller - grandson in Asia Mom, Here's what I'd like you to read at the funeral. I hope it's not too long. Thanks and I'll see you Monday afternoon. Love, John I'm sorry I can't be with you all today, but I'm in transit and look forward to being with you soon. Jen, Betsy, Joe and I have been praying for you during this time. Our love and condolences go to all of you. We were so sad to hear of Grandfather's death and I know we all will miss him very much. I knew in my head that he would someday pass on, but I know he will always be a part of us. I'm so glad we could share this past summer together with him at the farm. I have many good memories of my Grandfather -- from calling "fishy, fishy", raccoon hunting with him late into the night, to his telling us all to quit bothering the animals and mud daubers. Grandfather was physically tough from many years of farm chores providing a good example of hard work. He was a very stable "rock" in the family. He was strong-minded in his preferences and even though all of us grandkids occasionally got on his nerves, we always knew he loved us. Jesus words have comforted me. Peace I leave with you, my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. The big tree next to the farmhouse will always remind me of him, depicting his sturdy, solid presence in our family. I'll miss you, Grandfather. Thanks for being such a great grandfather to me and great-grandfather to my children.
Obituary Lillian Francis (Davis) Bishop,
Callaway County, Missouri, 02 Jul 1979
Mrs. Lillian Bishop Dies At Her Home - Mexico Evening Ledger? Martinsburg - Memorial services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Martinsburg Community Church for Mrs. Lillian Davis Bishop, 63. The Rev. Grafton Poage will officiate. Mrs. Bishop, Martinsburg, died at 6:30 a.m. today at her home following an extended illness. She was born Feb. 21, 1916, in Montgomery City, daughter of William G. and Martha Belle Davis. She was married to John T. Bishop. He survives. Other survivors include [one son, Don Bishop, Liberty, and] three daughters, Mrs. Shirley Keller, Chicago, Ill., Mrs. Nancy Graham, Columbia, and Miss Mary Ellen Bishop of the home; nine grandchildren; two brothers, William G. Davis, Knoxville, Iowa, and Raymond A. Davis, New Florence; and two sisters, Mrs. Martha Belle Uphouse, Sherman, Texas, and Mrs. Louise Thornburgh, West Plains. Mrs. Bishop lived on a farm south of Martinsburg and was a member of the Liberty Christian Church. There will be no visitation but the family suggests that any memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society. The Arnold Funeral Home is in charge of Arrangements.
Bishop Rites Set - Mexico Evening Ledger? Martinsburg - Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Martinsburg Community Church for Mrs. Lillian Davis Bishop, 63, Martinsburg. The Rev. Grafton Poage will officiate. There will be no visitation. The family suggests that any memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society. The Arnold Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Bishop who died Monday morning at her home, is also survived by a son, Don Bishop, Liberty.
Obituary Margaret L (Elam-Dorn) Bishop,
Shamrock, Callaway, Missouri, 12 Sep 2001
Mexico Evening Ledger, Mexico, Audrain, Missouri, 13 September 2001 Margaret L. Bishop, 82 of Mexico, died at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2001, at her home. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Martinsburg with Fr. Wayne Boyer officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. Visitation is from 4-7 p.m. Sunday at Arnold Funeral Home in Martinsburg. A Prayer Service will be held at 5 p.m. Sunday evening. Mrs. Bishop was born March 28, 1919, in Martinsburg, to George and Marie (Fennewald) Dorn. She married John T. Bishop on July 22, 1980 in Martinsburg. She retired from Martinsburg Bank in 1980 and had lived in Martinsburg most of her life, moving to Mexico after the death of her husband on Dec. 22, 1999. Survivors include one son, Forrest "Butch" Elam and his wife, Jo Ellen, of O'Fallon, Mo.; one grandson, Eric Elam of Columbia; one sister, Catherine Sewell, Mexico; four nephews, Donald, Richard and Robert Sewell and George Kozloski; and one niece Louise Norwick. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by one brother, Clarence Dorn; and one sister, Georgia Kozloski. Memorials may be made to the Cancer Society or St. Joseph Cemetery Fund.