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JoAnne M. Bishop

Athens

JoAnne M. Bishop, 81, of Athens, died Sunday, March 1, 2015 at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo.

She was born July 24, 1933 to Lester and Beulah J. (Bell) Swartz in Athens and attended Athens High School.

She worked at Jacobson's in Battle Creek and at Altrusa Nursery for many years.  She enjoyed shopping, bingo, and being with her grandchildren.

JoAnne married Fredrick Bishop on December 28, 1948, he survives.  Also surviving are daughters, Debbie (Ron) Atkinson of Angola, Indiana, Pam (Lowell) Howington of Athens and Jody (Tim) Leslie of Athens; son, Doug (Jimi) Bishop of Athens 11 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren; sister, Beverly O'Keefe and nephews, Dennis (Pam) Reed, Tim (Tamera) Tobias and Mahlon (Debbie) Tobias.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Lester and Beulah Swartz.

Visitation, 5 until 7:00 p.m., Thursday, March 5, 2015 at Shaw Funeral Home.  Services, 11:00 a.m., Friday, March 6, 2015 at the funeral home, Rev. David Mackaluso, officiating.  Interment, Burr Oak Cemetery at a later date.  Memorials to Athens Area Community Foundation, Lester Swartz Memorial Fund.

The family is being served by Shaw Funeral Home.

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Published in Battle Creek Enquirer from Mar. 3 to Mar. 4, 2015
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