Ruth Bishop, 96

Ruth L. Bishop, 96, North Manchester, died at 1 a.m. on March 15, at Miller’s Merry Manor, Warsaw.

She was born in Miami County on Nov. 18, 1916, to Charles and Mae (Murphy) Walker. She was a homemaker and had also worked at Controls Company of America, in North Manchester, for nine years. Also, she worked at Burch’s Corner Cupboard for several years. Mrs. Bishop married Kempies M. Bishop on Dec. 28, 1935. He passed away Aug. 3, 2003.

She is survived by her sons, LeRoy (Dorcas) Bishop, North Manchester, and Gerald “Gerry” Bishop, Fort Wayne; her brother Robert (Ruby) Walker, Wabash; her sister, Helen Wright, Wabash; five grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; and six great, great grandchildren. She was  preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Mae, her husband, Kempies, one brother and four sisters.

Services will be held on March 19, at 2 p.m. at the McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester. Friends and family may call March 19, from noon to 2 p.m. at McKee Mortuary. Pastor Ed French will be officiating. Burial will follow at South Pleasant Cemetery, North Manchester.

Preferred memorials are to South Pleasant United Methodist Church, 5064 W 1400 N, North Manchester, IN 46962.

Posted on 2013 Mar 15