Robert C. Bishop

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BUNKER HILL — Robert C. Bishop, 83, of Bunker Hill, died peacefully at his residence at 1:40 a.m. on Monday, April 21, 2014, with his family, including his son and daughter, by his side. He was born Jan.13, 1931, in Olive Branch, Ill., to John Bishop and Audrey (Miller) Bishop.

He married Betty I. (McKee) Bishop on Dec. 22, 1951,in Mound City, Ill. She preceded him in death on Sept. 19, 2010.

He was an engineer/draftsman, who had worked for 25 years for the Duncan Foundry and 28 years in agriculture, including farming and custom operating. Robert enjoyed calling Canadian ducks and geese, farming, and he took pride in home and landscaping, and loved all animals.

He is survived by his daughter, Debbie (Joe) Thyer of Bunker Hill, son, Bob (Robin) Bishop of Bunker Hill; grandchildren, Gina (Mike) Bassett of Bunker Hill, Jennifer (Mark) Clary of Edwardsville, David (Sherri) Bishop of Shipman, Becky (J.J.) Wilkinson of Bunker Hill, Dan (Jessie) Bishop of Davenport, Iowa, Eric Bishop of Murphysboro, Ill.; great-grandchildren, Davey, Mitch, Rylee, Jessica, Jacob, Emma, Makenna, Jackson, Olivia, Brady, Veronica, John Jr., Brody, Blake, Hadley, David J; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Robert was preceded in death by his parents, spouse, brother, Glenn Bishop, brother, Russell Bishop, and sister, Ella Mae Bishop-Burns.

Friends may call on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, from 5-8 p.m. at Kravanya Funeral Home in Bunker Hill, where funeral services are at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 24. Chaplain Randy Butler is officiating. Burial will be at Rose Lawn Memory Gardens in Bethalto.

Memorials are suggested to Leukemia Foundation or 5As Shelter of Alton.

Anyone wishing to send an online condolence may do so at Kravanya Funeral Home, Bunker Hill, is in charge of the arrangements.

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Published in The Telegraph from Apr. 22 to Apr. 23, 2014