THORNVILLE: Clara went home with her Lord and Savior, October 4, 2013. Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, Great-Great Grandmother, wife, friend and loved one.
She was born in New Lexington, Ohio and graduated from St. Aloyosius Academy. She was a helpmate to her husband William Bishop whom she married in 1940. Clara retired from Western Electric Co. She liked antiques and yard sales as a hobby.
Surviving are her children, Lawrence Bishop, Marilynne (Roland) Robinson and Brenda (Danny) Phillips; grandchildren, Michele Kirk, Sonja Robinson, Michael (Deena) Robinson, Jennifer Leasure, Joey Leasure, Julie Bishop and Jeremy Bishop; great-grandchildren, Jeffrey Kirk, Mariah (Tim) Kenney, Desirae Kirk, Jade Hosey, Jhiana Tingler and Delaney Corder; great-great granddaughter, Isabella Kirk; Clara is also survived by sisters, Mary Naymick and Theresa Hardy; brothers, John Brattoli, Anthony Brattoli, Eugene Brattoli and Martin Brattoli.
She is predeceased by husband, William Bishop; granddaughter, Cheryl Robinson; sister, Ann Barry, brothers, Joseph, Steve and Daniel Brattoli.
Hoskinson-Schoedinger Funeral & Cremation Service is handling the arrangements. Visitation will be Sunday, October 6, 2013 from 2-4 and 7-9 at the Thornville home at 56 South Main Street, along with calling in the side chapel at Our Lady of Mount Carmel, 5133 Walnut Road, Buckeye Lake from 7-9 pm on Monday, October 7, 2013. A Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, October 8, 2013 at 11 a.m. with Father William Ferguson officiating. Luncheon to follow at the church. Interment will follow the luncheon at Community Gardens, 5080 St. Rt. 13, New Lexington.
Special thanks to Janie Ervin-Smith, Warren Duncan, Bobbie Writsel and Acclaim Hospice for their caring ways.
Hoskinson-Schoedinger Funeral & Cremation Service is honored to care for the Bishop family. Online guest register is available at: www.hoskinsonfuneral.com
Published by Times Recorder on Oct. 5, 2013.