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Lawrence "Bish" Bishop

Lawrence E. "Bish" Bishop, son of Merwin & Ruby (Robinson) Bishop, was born May 6, 1934 at Lewis, Iowa. Bish served his country in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Japan. On November 21, 1960, he married Florence Osborn in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Her sister, Angeline, and father, Lawrence Osborn, stood up with them. The family moved from Lewis, Iowa to Tingley in 1968 and lived a short time with her parents. They soon had a home for themselves and have made Tingley their home since.
Bish worked construction but will be most remembered for working at Nichols Elevator in Arispe, Iowa and England's Service Station in Tingley for several years. Bish loved to garden and was known to have a crop of carrots that filled the back end of his pickup! Bish was a loving husband and father. He always had time for his family and will be missed by all who knew him.
Lawrence passed away on September 11, 2014. He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant son Melvin Lee Bishop; and his siblings Rosemary McGowen of Texas, Gertrude Swinford of Duncan, Oklahoma, Robert Bishop of Omaha, Nebraska, and Richard Bishop of Atlantic, Iowa.
Those left to cherish his memory include his wife Florence Bishop of Tingley; step-son Darrell Clark of Littleton, Colorado; daughters Sherry (Bobby Kibbe) Briner of Tingley and Lori (Paul) Tull of Creston, IA; grandchildren April (Justin) Hansen, Joshua (Schianniah Parsons) Briner, Kaden Kibbe, Kody Kibbe, Bethany (Toby) Burgess, Kristen (Edman) Floyd, and Brandon Tull; great grandchildren Clayton, Dustin, and Jasmine Hansen, Austin & Alice Briner, Kaitlyn, Keigan, and Levi Burgess, Nevaeh, Mikalya, Jayson, and Serenity Floyd; sister Berniece Ihrke of Atlantic, Iowa; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
A memorial fund has been established in his name.

  • Open Viewing

    September 14, 2014
    1:00 PM to 8:00 PM

    Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home

    205 West Monroe St
    Mount Ayr, IA

  • Family Will Be Present

    September 15, 2014
    9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

    Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home

    205 West Monroe St
    Mount Ayr, IA

  • Funeral Service

    September 15, 2014
    11:00 AM

    Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home

    205 West Monroe St
    Mount Ayr, IA

  • Burial

    Monday September 15 2014

    Tingley Cemetery

    Tingley, IA


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Guestbook

I am sorry that this is late, I only heard today of Bish''s passing. I am very sorry for your loss. He was a wonderful and I very much enjoyed talking to him at the cafe and the store. I have been away for over eight years, but I still hold you all deeply in my heart. God Bless and again I am so saddened by his passing.

Posted by Lisa Hise - Saint Joseph, MO - Friend   October 21, 2014

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Miss you Dad- Been thinking of memories the last couple of days. Remember when us kids were little and you had a rifle that you had hidden in the closet. You had taken it apart so we wouldn''t get hurt. Sherry and I found all the pieces and put it together. Bout gave you a heart attack. Didn''t take long for you to get rid of that rifle! Remember you always saying Quarters were on sale 3 for a $1.00. Then laughing when we fell for it. Remember you always saying you shot Rudolph. Us kids would argue with you. Remember pulling your thermal underwear down from your legs in the winter time and pulling on your boots and going flying across the room. Remember one Christmas you telling us about putting bicycles together. Took you all night and you just got to bed and Sherry woke up and woke me up and said SANTA HAD BEEN HERE. . I think you got less than an hour of sleep that night. Remember the only spanking I ever got was when Sherry was giving me horsey rides and I took her change from her dresser and paid her with her own money. You said you had to give me that spanking to teach me not to steal. It was the only spanking I ever got in my life that I remember. Love you Dad. Thanks for the memories!

Posted by Lori Tull - Creston, IA - Daughter   September 18, 2014

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

I always remember when i was there he would always go around whistling.he was a great Uncle and will miss him very much.

Posted by kristine gaunt - Galena, IL - my uncle   September 14, 2014

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

My wife and I lived in and around Tingley for @19 years. From the first day "Bish" was a trusted friend, hard working-caring person I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. "Bish" will be sorely missed. God bless him and his family.

Posted by Gus Dittmann - Des Moines, IA - Friend   September 13, 2014

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

I love you dad, you will be missed, but not ever forgotten you were the most hard working kind, with a touch of orneryness man i ever knew. you didnt no a person you wouldnt help or talk too. Love you!

Posted by Sherry - TINGLEY, IA - daughter   September 12, 2014

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

I love u grandpa

Posted by kristen floyd - creston, IA - grand daughter   September 12, 2014

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss. Uncle Bish was a wonderful man

Posted by Karen Dreager - Nodaway, IA - niece   September 12, 2014

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

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