Mary Margaret Bishop

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Mary Margaret Bishop

RADNOR: Mary Margaret Bishop, 96, of Radnor died Thursday afternoon January 23, 2014 at the Sarah Moore Nursing Home, Delaware.

She was born March 17, 1917 in Delaware County to Clarence Downing and Ella (Wood) Downing.

Mary was a graduate of Willis High School and 42 year member of the Radnor Baptist Church. She also was a member of the Jolly Joysters, Prospect Senior Citizens, Radnor Grange, Radnor Mother's Club, the local garden club, and when younger, the Farm Bureau with her husband. Also, when younger, she enjoyed taking care of the laying hens and doing ceramics. She also enjoyed gardening, especially her strawberry patch, playing cards at the Senior Citizens, and mowing her grass and only she could mow it correctly.

Left to cherish her memory are daughters, Ellen (Larry) Cawley of Marion, Sherry (Roland) Augspurger of Delaware, and Jenny (Bill) Adams of Delaware; son, Tim (Kay) Bishop of Radnor; 11 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; and one great great grandson.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Loyd O. Bishop on July 15, 1971; a brother, Wallace Downing; and a sister, Fawn Owen.

The family will receive friends on Sunday January 26th from 2-5 pm at the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center, 1510 W. William Street at Valleyside Drive, Delaware and where funeral services will be held on Monday January 27th at 1:00 pm with her son-in-law Larry Cawley officiating. Burial will follow in Radnor Cemetery.

Contributions in Mary's memory may be made to the Radnor Baptist Church, Gideon's International, or the ; envelopes available at the funeral home.

The family would like to express a special thanks to the staff at Sarah Moore Nursing Home for the wonderful care and concern showed to them and their mother Mary during her stay.

The Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center is honored to serve the Bishop family.

Condolences may be expressed to the family and memories may be shared by visiting


Published in the Marion Star from Jan. 25 to Jan. 26, 2014
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