Maxine Marie Bishop, age 81, of Beaver City, Nebraska
died Thursday, April 5, 2007 at the Beaver City Manor, Beaver City, Nebraska.
She was born on August 14, 1925 at Orleans,
Nebraska to John E. & Edith
In March of 1929, the family moved to
a farm eleven miles from Beaver City,
Nebraska. She attended grade
school at Spring Green
School District #3 and Beaver City
High School and graduated
with the class of 1943. She then took normal teacher training courses during
high school and went on to Kearney
College for 9 weeks. This
enabled her to teach for 5 years. She taught 3 years at Needmore
School District #46 and Hendley School District #99.
In March of 1945, she was baptized
and became a member of the United Methodist Church,
of Beaver City, Nebraska. In October 1948, she changed
membership to the First Presbyterian Church of Beaver City, Nebraska. On May
16, 1948 she was united in marriage to Wesley Bishop of rural Beaver City, Nebraska.
They made their home on the family farm, southwest of Beaver City, Nebraska.
To this union 5 children were born. Kathleen, Suzan, Duane, Mark, & Becky.
In 1980, after the death of her
husband she moved into Beaver City,
Nebraska. She worked for 17 years
in the school lunch room assisting in preparing and serving meals to the school
students. She reupholstered furniture in her home for many years. She also was
a 4-H leader while raising her children and then again after retirement. Over
the years she sewed many quilts and quilted for 9 years at the Senior Center.
She made a special quilt for each grandchild. She was an avid reader, and read
the entire Bible every year. She also kept a daily diary for many years. She
enjoyed cooking, gardening, and was very active in her church, serving as a Sunday
school teacher and in the Presbyterian Women Organization.
In March of 2004, she moved to the
Beaver City Manor, due to the challenges of Parkinson's disease.
She was preceded in death by her
parents, husband Wesley, grandson Brandon Bishop, infant Great Granddaughter
Lauren Franklin, & brother Donald Stalder.
Survivors are 2 sons: Duane & wife
Lois Bishop of Beaver City,
of Beaver City, Nebraska
3 Daughters: Kathleen & husband Howard Schemper of Norton, Kansas
& husband Alvah Long of Beaver
& husband Chuck Talbott of Morrison,
Brothers: Ernest & wife Joy Stalder of Beaver City, Nebraska
wife Jerry Lou Stalder of Stamford,
Sisters: Darlene & husband Floyd Anderson of Great Bend, Kansas
Dorothy & husband Arlyn
Lambert of Beaver City, Nebraska
& husband Dave Sydow of Trenton,
Sisters-In-Law: Ruth Stalder
of Beaver City, Nebraska
Mary Jean Beard of Salem, Oregon
Step-Great Grandchildren: 5
Viewing and Visitation will be Saturday, April
7, 2007 from 9 AM until 8 PM at Wenburg Funeral Home, in Beaver City, Nebraska
and prior to the services at the church. Funeral services will be Monday, April
9, 2007 at 10:30 AM at the First Presbyterian Church of Beaver City, Nebraska
with Pastor Keith Theobald, officiating. Burial will be at the Mt. Hope Cemetery, Beaver
Wenburg Funeral Home of Beaver City, Nebraska is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences or personal reflections can be left at www.wenburgfuneralhome.com.