August 16, 1926- November 22, 2013
Funeral Services for Betty Bishop, 87 of Jefferson will be 10:00 am Monday, November 25, 2013 at the Gospel Open Bible Church in Jefferson. Interment will be in the Junction Township Cemetery, Grand Junction, Iowa. Visitation will be after 11:00 am Sunday, November 24, 2013 at Slininger-Rossow Funeral Home in Jefferson with the family present to greet friends from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Memorials are suggested to the Gospel Open Bible Church in memory of Betty Bishop
Betty Bishop, daughter of Walter and Irene Wright, was born, August 16, 1926. She is one of seven children born to this union. Betty peacefully passed away on November 22, 2013, at Greene County Medical Center surrounded by loved ones.
In 1944, Betty was united in marriage to Jack Bishop in Jefferson, IA. They are the proud parents of six children, grandparents to twenty grandchildren, and great grandparents to 34.
Betty lived on a farm with her husband and six children. She was a Homemaker and she did multiple things to help out on the farm. Betty always drove the tractor and hay bailer during the summer, hauled in corn during the fall, and she plowed and did whatever needed to be done in the field. She also sold eggs from all the many chickens that were raised out on the farm and they sold for 35 cents a dozen with many regular customers that came out frequently. Betty raised huge flower, vegetable, and fruit gardens and even sold produce to the local grocery store. She also did lots of canning and made jams and jellies enough to feed her family for the entire year. Every spring they would get around 500 baby chicks from McMurray Hatchery in Webster City, IA. From this coop they would get both eggs and meat. In later years she worked out at Deal’s Apple Orchard in the fall sorting apples and cleaned offices at NC.
In the winter months, Betty loved to crochet beautiful doilies for all of her family. She was a faithful member of Gospel Open Bible Church in Jefferson for many years and even sang in the choir. Betty also enjoyed watching and listening to the Gaither Vocal Band. She loved to bake delicious goodies and having her family over for visits. Betty loved to spoil her grandchildren and babysit them often, starting with baby Dean.
Betty is survived by her children: daughter Sandra (Larry) Chuning of Fountain, CO; son Donald (Nancy) Bishop of Jefferson, IA; daughter Julie (Ron) Vickers of Grand Junction, IA; daughter Jean (Dave) Vickers of Grand Junction, IA; son Gary (Ellen) Bishop of Jefferson, IA; sister: Julia McCollom of Jefferson, IA; 20 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; other relatives and many friends.
She was preceded in death by parents: Walter and Irene Wright; her husband Jack; brothers: Walt Wright, Max Wright; sisters: Charlotte Miner, Ellen Godwin, Joanne Bose; son: Dennis Bishop; and great-granddaughter Baby Grace.Information provided by: Slininger-Rossow Funeral Home 119 West Lincolnway PO Box 108 Jefferson, Iowa 50129 515.386.2171 www.sliningerrossowfuneralhome.com