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November 13, 1936 ~ July 8, 2023 (age 86) 86 Years Old
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The family of Emily L. Bishop, 86, of New Lexington, Ohio, sadly announce her peaceful passing on July 8, 2023, at Thornville Altercare. Emily was born to Raymond Bryant and Mildred Meadows Bryant on November 13, 1936, in Huntington, West Virginia. She retired in the early nineties from Toyota in Torrance, California, where her occupation was a data entry operator. In her free time Emily relaxed by completing crossword and jigsaw puzzles, word searches, and playing cards. She was also an avid reader. Emily participated in activities and special events at the Perry County Senior Center and was an active member of The First United Methodist Church (FUMC) in New Lexington, Ohio, where she especially enjoyed planning and working luncheons for special occasions and other events. She was also an active member of the FUMC Carey-Mayer Woman’s Church Circle and rarely missed Sunday services.
Emily is survived by daughter Karen Mitchell; son Richard Ripley; three step-daughters Donna McCune, Louise Hylander and Darlene Cicchinelli; two step-sons Daniel Bishop and Dale Bishop; twenty grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren; two very special friends, Ethel Hammond and Martha Pickenpaugh; as well as other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Raymond Bryant and Mildred Meadows Bryant; husband Robert Bishop; sons Robert Ripley and Michael Ripley; and step-sons Donald Bishop and Douglas Bishop.
Many thanks are extended to friends and members of the church that thoughtfully said prayers and sent cards to Emily during her stay at Altercare. A special thank you is extended to Hospice, her neighbors, friends, family, and service providers who supported her over the years.