June 16, 2012
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 7:00 P.M. Vernon Funeral Home
4-7 p.m. Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Ruth Almeda (Blue) Bishop, 92of Urbana, passed away, Saturday, June 16, 2012 in her home. She was born September 14, 1919 in Urbana, Ohio. Ruth was a 1937 graduate of Westville High School. She was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church in Urbana. For over 19 years, she was a 4-H advisor in Champaign County. She enjoyed quilting, sewing, crossword puzzles and making lap quilts for her church; but most of all she loved spending time with her family.
She is survived by her daughters, Linda Bishop of Urbana and Cathy (Earl) Vernon of Belleville, IL; her grandchildren, Tammy (Timothy) Lovell of Pelion, S.C., Tina (Sheila) Vernon of Belleville, IL and Tonya Vernon (fiancée, Scott Daniels) of Rockford, IL; great grandchildren, Brittany (fiancée, Jonathan), Kayla, Noah and Tiana; her sisters, Phyllis Hakes, Eva Barger and Vivian (Ivan) Timmons; her brother-in-law, James Eichelberger; several nieces & nephews; a special daughter, Juanita Hill; special God Children, Joanne (Todd) Schneeman, Lenee Landry and Darin Dooley and her loving caregiver of 4 years, Heather Setty.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Virgil C. and Christel (Lee) Blue; her husband, Harry E. Bishop, her sisters, Elizabeth Casey and Mary Eichelberger; her brother-in-laws, Woodrow Casey and John Barger and a special daughter, Marie Dooley.
A gathering of family and friends will be held from 4-7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 19, 2012in the VERNONFUNERAL HOME, Urbana; funeral service will follow at 7:00 p.m. with Pastor Michael Poole officiating. Burial in Terre Haute Cemetery will be held at the family convenience. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 5555 Frantz Rd., Dublin, Ohio 43017 or Evercare Hospice, 130 W. 2nd Ave., Dayton, Ohio 45402.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com.