Shelby  County  Indiana

Bischopp / Bishop

Freeman  Family  Funeral  Homes
September 28, 1942 - April 10, 2012
Nancy J. Bishopp
          Nancy J. Bishopp, 69, of Shelbyville passed away Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at Ashford Place Health Campus. Born September 28, 1942, in Bloomington, she was the daughter of  Richard V. and  Nola Bess (Oler) Bishopp.
          Survivors include her sons, Bert (wife, Kathy) Cassidy of Waldron, Chris Cassidy of Charlotte, North Carolina, Bob (wife, Esther) Cassidy of Germany, Doug (wife, Sirina) Cassidy and Andrew Cassidy, both of Shelbyville and Scott (wife, Lori) Wilson of Princeton; brother, Dick (wife, Becky) Bishopp of Shelbyville; grandsons, Mitchell (wife, Amanda) Cassidy, Karak Cassidy, Jeffrey Cassidy, Jackson Cassidy, Jacob Cassidy, Von Cassidy, Eli Cassidy, Liam Cassidy and Milo Cassidy; granddaughter, Eleine Cassidy; and nieces, Amy Bishopp and Anne Bishopp. She was preceded in death by her parents.
          Nancy lived most of her life in Shelbyville. She was the manager of Bishopp's Appliances in Columbus for a number of years, retiring in March of 2006. She was also a Real Estate Agent.
          Nancy was a member of Zion United Church of Christ, MIBOR and past president of Zonta International. She was a victim's advocate of domestic violence. Nancy loved her grandchildren and enjoyed reading, puzzles, water, swimming and dogs.
          A gathering of friends will be from 12:30 to 1 pm, Sunday, April 22, 2012 at Zion United Church of Christ. A memorial service will be at 1 pm, Sunday, April 22, 2012 at the church, with Rev. Dennis Frische-Mauri officiating. Services entrusted to Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of South Central Indiana, 2626 S. 17th St., Columbus, Indiana 46201 or J. Kenneth Self Shelbyville Boys and Girls Club, 710 S. Miller St., Shelbyville, Indiana 46176.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  PlainDealer-Sun
26 Jan 2009
          Lillian K. Bishop, 89, lived in rural Westport 58 years.  Lillian Katherine Bishop, 89, of Hartsville died at 6:40 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, 2009, at her daughter's residence.  Funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Bass & Gasper Funeral Home, Westport, with Pastors Tammy and Bill Leak officiating.  Burial will be in Finley Cemetery. Visitation is from 1 p.m. until time of service Wednesday.
          Mrs. Bishop lived on a farm south of Westport for 58 years and moved to Hartsville in 2007.  She was a member of Letts United Methodist Church.  She enjoyed reading and gardening.
          Born Oct. 6, 1919, in Shelbyville, she was the daughter of  Alvin and Alma McKee Pope.  She married  Wilford "Bud" Bishop  in Greenfield June 24, 1939.  He preceded her in death July 30, 2007.
          She is survived by a daughter,  Sandra Spangler  of Hartsville; two sons,  Tom Bishop  of Edwardsburg and  Terry Bishop  of North Vernon; eight grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
          She was preceded in death by her parents and five brothers,  Morris,  Charles,  Harold,  Raymond  and  Walter Pope.  Memorials may be made to Hospice of Bartholomew County.
Contributed by Betty Kitchen

The  Shelbyville  News
Friday, January 31, 2003
Nola Bess (Oler) Bishopp, 92, of Shelbyville died Thursday, Jan. 30, 2003, at her home.
Born Nov. 12, 1910, in Wayne County, d/o  Clyde Oler and Essie (Taylor) Oler.  Married  Richard V. Bishopp  on July 13, 1935, at South United Brethren Church, Sugar Grove; he preceded her in death on Feb. 17, 1993.
Survivors include one son, Richard C. (Rebecca) Bishopp, Shelbyville; one daughter, Nancy Bishopp, Shelbyville; six grandsons, Bert, Christopher, Robert, R. Douglas  and  Andrew Cassidy  and  Scott Wilson; two granddaughters, Amy Bishopp-Johanning  and  Anne Bishopp; and eight great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by two brothers, Charles  and  Laurence Oler, both of Wayne County.
Attended Earlham College and graduated from Northwestern University School of Nursing in Chicago in 1932; Children's Memorial Hospital in Boston, Mass.  World War II, Indiana University infirmary.  McCormick's Creek State Park summer camp nurse.
1947, moved to Shelbyville and, in partnership with her husband, established Bishopp Hardware.
Registered Nurses Association and was a charter member of Zonta International, a longtime member of the Shelby County Cancer Board and a member of the First United Methodist Church of Shelbyville.
First United Methodist Church at 4 p.m., Rev. Max Knight officiating.  Carmony-Ewing Funeral Homes.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

A  Shelbyville, Indiana, newspaper
Thursday, January 15, 1931
Pneumonia Proves Fatal To County
Veterinarian At 10:15 A. M. Today
Hold Funeral Saturday
          Joseph Bishop, age 64 years, veterinarian in this county for the past thirty years, died at his home, two and one-half miles east of Shelbyville on the Cynthiana road, at 10:15 o'clock this morning following a short illness of pneumonia.  Dr. Bishop had been in ill health for several months and became seriously ill last Friday with pneumonia.
          He was born in Oldenburg, Ind., the son of  Mr. and Mrs. George Bishop.  For the past twenty-five years he had resided at the home where death occurred.  He was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic church.
          Besides the widow, Mrs. Jennie Bishop, one daughter, Mrs. Michael Brown, of this city, and three brothers, George and Chris Bishop, of Illinois, survive.
          Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 9:00 o'clock at the St. Joseph church.  Burial will be in the church cemetery in charge of Charles M. Ewing.
Submitted by Janet Franklin

The  Shelbyville  Republican 
Friday, April 4, 1919
Page 1, column 6
Mrs. Clarinda Bishop Passed Away
At Home Of Daughter In Fairland 
          Mrs. Clarinda Bishop, eighty-six years old, died Friday morning at 7 o'clock at the home of her daughter Mrs. Charles [Ida] Carey, in Fairland.  Her death was caused by senility.  Mrs. Bishop had been in ill health for six months, but had been confined to her bed only one week.  She was the daughter of the late Jacob and Elizabeth Colclazier, and was born in Marion county, Indiana, on October 3, 1834.  She was married to Eli Williams on March 20, 1851.  Three children were born to them, all of whom are dead.
          On February 23, 1865 she was married to John B. Bishop.  Three children were born to them.  The husband and one son are dead.
          Mrs. Bishop is survived by her daughter, Mrs. [Ida] Carey, at whose home she died; one son, Isaac Bishop, of Indianapolis; and one brother, Herman Colclazier, of Indianapolis.  Seven grandchildren and twenty-four great grandchildren survive.
          She had lived at the home of her daughter for twenty years.  For thirty five years Mrs. Bishop was a member of the Brandywine M.E. church.
          Funeral services will be held Sunday morning at ten o'clock at the Fairland M.E. church, the Rev. J.W. Trowbridge officiating.  Burial will be made in the Brandywine cemetery. Stewart & Fix in charge.
Submitted by Barb Huff.  For more information on this family, contact Joni Curtis

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Tuesday March 21, 1916
Page 1 column 6
          Ralph J. Edwards, funeral director, this afternoon received a telegram announcing the death of  Mrs. Sarah [Lacy] Bishop, which occurred this noon at the home of her son, Mr. William Bishop, at Evanston, Illinois.  Mrs. Bishop, was the widow of the late  Cyrenius Bishop, who was one of the leading citizens of this place.  Very recently Mrs. Bishop celebrated her eighty-second birthday.  She was a prominent member of the First Baptist church of this city.  Mr. William Bishop was her only child.  Her step-children were  Mrs. Joseph [Susannah] Pearson, of South Harrison street;  Mr. Henderson Bishop, of Indianapolis;  Mr. Clarence Bishop, of Sandusky, Ohio;  Mrs. Harold K. [Emma] Morris, of this city.
          The remains will reach Shelbyville Wednesday evening on the Knickerbocker and will be taken to the home of  Mrs. Pearson. The funeral will be held Thursday afternoon at two o'clock, the Rev. Spear of the First Baptist church, officiating.  Interment will be in Forest Hill cemetery.
          Mrs. Bishop for years was active in literary club life and was a woman of unusual refinement.  It had been some time since she made her home here.
Contributed by Barb Huff for Bob McKenzie

The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday August 11, 1904
Page 1 column 1
Passed Away At The Family Residence Tuesday
          Mr. Cyrenius Bishop  died at his late residence, No. 44 West Mechanic Street, Tuesday morning, August 6th, at 7 o'clock, aged 79 years and two months.
          His parents were  Abraham and Sarah (DeBord) Bishop.  The subject of this sketch was born in Smythe County, Virginia, July 11th, 1825.  He came with his parents to Shelby county at the age of ten years.  His father entered a tract of land in Brandywine township and followed the life of a farmer.
          Cyrenius, the youngest son, worked on the farm during the summer and in the winter he would go back to the older settlements, where he would work morning and evening for his board and attended school during the day.  In this manner did our deceased fellow townsman secure the rudiments of an education, which afterwards served him so well in the active duties of his busy life, practicing economy as he was compelled to do in the days of his youth, served him well later in life and made him always know the full value of a dollar.  The virtues of industry and economy were cardinal features of his character.
          Cyrenius Bishop was married to  Mary Henry  in Moral township December 17, 1846.  She died August 29, 1864, and on November 14, 1865, he was married to  Sarah Lacy  at her home in Fairland.
          Mr. Bishop followed the honorable calling of a farmer and resided in Moral township for many years and by hard work and rigid economy he bought and paid for a farm in that township, where he continued to reside until 1867 when he moved to Shelbyville, having been elected county Recorder of Shelby County, which office he filled with fidelity and most agreeably to his constituents, retiring in 1871.  Mr. Bishop also filled the office of Justice of the Peace of Moral township for many years before removing to Shelbyville.
          In 1871, he formed a partnership with  Dr. S. P. McCrea  in the drug business.  They were engaged in the drug business in the room where  Robert Buxton, the druggist, is now located, and when the fire which occurred on the sixth day of April, 1875, burned the Phoenix block, they moved over to the corner where  Goulding  clothing store now is, afterwards moving back to where Mr. Buxton is now located.
          In 1887, Mr. Bishop sold out his interest in the drug business to Dr. S.P. McCrea and formed a partnership with his son-in-law, Joseph Pearson  and under the firm name of  Bishop & Pearson  they continued in the stove and tinware business until 1896, when Mr. Bishop retired and since that time he had been in the employ of  A. J. Thurston  of south Harrison Street.
          Mr. Bishop leaves surviving besides his widow, four sons, Willard  of Sandusky, Ohio;  Robert  of El Paso, Texas;  Henderson  of Indianapolis;  Orville M. of this city and two daughters,  Mrs. J. C. [Susannah] Pearson  and  Mrs. Harold K. [Emma] Morris of this city, and one son by the second wife, William  of Cincinnati.
          Also one sister, Mrs. S. F. Mann, who now lives at Lamar, Missouri, she being the only surviving member of his seven brothers and sisters.
          The funeral services will be held at the First Baptist Church at 2 p.m. Thursday, Rev. H.H. Hulten  officiating.  Interment in Forest Hill Cemetery.  The pall bearers will be the deacons of the church, James O. Parrish,  Lester Clark,  J. C. Pearson,  B. H. Reece,  George Meeks  and  I. W. Cooper.
          Mr. Bishop was a member of the Baptist church for more than fifty-two years. Identifying himself with the church at Fairland in 1852.  He was elected a deacon of the church at Fairland and served till he came to Shelbyville in 1867 where he was two years later elected a deacon of the First Baptist Church, which position he had continued to hold until now.
          Mr. Bishop was strictly honest, a man of splendid habits, a Christian, always stood for the right and opposed the wrong as he saw it.  He was a man of sterling character and numbered his friends by the number of his acquaintances.  In the language of Shakespeare  "His life was gentle, and the elements so mixed in him that nature might stand up and say to all the world, this is a man."
Contributed by Barb Huff for Bob McKenzie

The  Semi-Weekly  Republican
Tuesday, January 21, 1896
Page 4, column 3
          Mrs. Jane Bishop  died at her home in Moral township Friday evening after a brief illness of pneumonia, age sixty-five years.  The funeral was held in the Baptist Church at Fairland Sunday, January 19, Rev. Buchanan, of Acton, conducting the services, assisted by Rev. Scharpie, of Indianapolis.  A large number of people from this city attended the funeral, which was one of the largest ever in the county.  Mrs. Bishop was the widow of the late  George H. Bishop  and a sister-in-law of  Mr. Cyrenius Bishop, of this city.  She was a woman of many fine qualities, was an ardent faithful Christian and was held in the highest esteem by all the people in her neighborhood.  Her death removes the last member of her family, all her children and her husband having passed away.
Submitted by Barb Huff  for Mary Harrell Sesniak

The  Shelbyville  Weekly  Republican
Thursday February 11, 1875
Page 3 column 2
          We are in possession of the sad intelligence that  Levi Bishop, formerly of this county, but latterly of Cerro Gordo, Piatt County, Illinois, died of lung fever at his home on Sunday evening.  Mr. Bishop was a brother of our fellow townsman, Cyrenius Bishop, and a gentleman in every sense.  He had many warm friends in the northwestern part of this county where he resided in his earlier years.

Thursday March 18, 1875
Page 2 column 6
          Levi Bishop, a prominent citizen of Cerro Gordo, Illinois, died at his residence at 4 o'clock P.M. February 7th, 1875, aged 37 years.
          Brother Bishop was a member of the Baptist church, also a member of the Order of Freemasons.  An announcement of his death falls on the village with a sense of personal bereavement.  Having known him in person, in private and in public life, we had learned to love and esteem him as a worthy, estimable citizen and brother.
          The committee to whom, the subject of reporting resolutions on the death of Brother Bishop, would in accordance with their duties submit the following resolutions:
          Resolved:  That, in the death of Brother Bishop, our community has lost a worthy and estimable citizen, and our lodge a kind and faithful brother - one ever ready to contribute to the wants and distresses of the worthy poor - always kind and affable to those with whom it was his lot to be associated in every day intercourse of business affairs; honest to a fault, and integrity unquestionable and unruffled in every difficulty in life, and possessed, too, of that benevolent and genial disposition that spoke for him a goodness and kindness of character as an indulgent father, a kind and affectionate husband and a worthy brother. Characterized as he was with the qualifications that go to make the good citizen and brother, we cannot but mourn his loss as being irreparable to the community in which he lived, as well as to the order of which he was a member.
          Resolved:  That we deeply, sincerely and affectionately sympathize with the widow and orphans of our late brother in their afflictions.
          Resolved:  That a copy of these resolutions be sent to the  Piatt Republican  and  Farmer's Advocate.
J. L. Reed                              
Committee         E. Drum     E. Duncan                    
Cerro Gordo, February 22nd, 1875
Contributed by Barb Huff for Bob McKenzie

The  Shelbyville  Weekly  Volunteer
Thursday, March 5, 1874
Page 3, column 4
          DIED BISHOP—At his residence in Moral Township, Friday night, February 27, 1874, of lung fever, George H. Bishop.
          Mr. George H. Bishop, the subject of this notice was born in Smyth County, Virginia, in the year 1831, and in 1835 moved with his parents to this county, where he remained until his death.  He was in his 43rd year of age, and leaves a devoted wife and six children, besides a large circle of friends to mourn his untimely demise.  He was an affectionate husband and kind father, and will be greatly missed at the home fireside circle where his true generous, manly qualities were witnessed and felt by a loving family.  He stood high in the estimation of a very large circle of friends and neighbors, many of whom paid their last tribute of respect to the memory of their departed friend by watching by his bedside during his last illness and attending the funeral which took place at Fairland, Sunday, the 1st instant.  The attendance at the funeral was the largest ever witnessed, and many were present say it was the largest ever in the county.
          To the bereaved family, we tender our earnest and sincere sympathy, and trust that they may ever remember and cherish the good advice of a husband and father who by living an upright and honorable life learned to realize that those who live in obedience the Golden Rule, will always enjoy the friendship and esteem of all whom they may come in contact with during a life of usefulness to mankind.  It is truly sad to part with the near and dear ones, but nevertheless it is the decree of fate that all mankind sooner or later shall surrender their hold upon life and go the way of the world.
Submitted by Barb Huff  for Mary Harrell Sesniak

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