DUKE CENTER - Betty E. Bishop, 94, formerly of Duke Center, passed away Wednesday (Dec. 18, 2013) at the Sena-Kean Manor.
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She was born on June 26, 1919, in Oil City, the daughter of Harry H. and Ruth A. Blum Blauser. On June 21, 1940, she married C. Fred Bishop, at the home of her parents in Duke Center.
She moved to the Duke Center area as a child and attended Otto Township Schools. She was the valedictorian of the first graduating class of Otto High School in 1937. After high school she worked at Grow and Carter Grocery Store in Duke Center until her marriage. After marriage she spent her life as a housewife and homemaker. She was a member of the Duke Center Evangelical United Brethren Church and later the Duke Center United Methodist Church, where she was involved in many church activities.
She is survived by two sons, Daniel L. (Dolores) Bishop and Joel J. Bishop, both of Duke Center; three grandchildren, Eric (Rachel) Bishop of Harrisville, Tammy Stoddard of Duke Center and Kristy (Jay) Pearson of Itasca, Texas. She is also survived by four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband on Oct. 21, 1996.
Friends may call Saturday at the Frame Funeral Home in Eldred from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at which time funeral services will be held with the Rev. Gary Sheesley officiating. Burial will be in McKean Memorial Park, Lafayette.
The family would like to invite all those attending the funeral to a luncheon at the Duke Center United Methodist Church immediately following the funeral.
Memorials may be made to the Duke Center United Methodist Church or the Otto Township Fire Department.
Online condolences may be made at www.framefuneralhome.com
Frame Funeral Home
230 Main Street
Eldred, PA 16731
Published in The Bradford Era from Dec. 19 to Dec. 27, 2013