|Death: ||Jul. 3, 2009|
Helyn Hamilton Bishop, of Canaan, died Friday, July 3, 2009, at King's Daughters' Hospital.
She was the daughter of Arnold and Hallie Neal Hamilton. She graduated from Hanover College with a bachelor's degree in 1963, and from Indiana University Bloomington with a master's degree in 1967. She received a principal's license from Indiana University in 1974 and did additional graduate study at Indiana, Purdue and Ball State universities. She was awarded the Golden Key of Alpha Delta Kappa for scholastic achievement from Indiana University. Her biography is included in two biographical editions in the Library of Congress. "The Directory of Distinguished Americans" and "Personalities of the West and Midwest." She began her professional career at Southwestern Elementary School in Hanover and later taught at Ryker's Ridge Elementary for several years before becoming principal at Canaan Elementary School. She was active in the Indian-Kentuck Baptist Church, where she had taught Sunday school. She enjoyed helping and serving with all community events. She was a co-founder of the Canaan Restoration Council, a member of the original board of directors that organized the Canaan Water Co., and served as business manager and parade chairman of the Canaan Fall Festival since it was organized. She was chairman of the board of directors of the Canaan Cemetery Association for several years. She had served as treasurer for the Jefferson County Retired Teachers' Association for several years and also was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma, Alpha Delta Kappa, Indiana Association of Elementary and Middle School Principals, the Hanover College Alumni Association, Indiana University Alumni Association, Indiana Retired Teachers' Association, Historic Madison Inc. and the Jefferson County Historical Society.
She is survived by one daughter, Betty Bishop Copeland of Canaan; one granddaughter; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Alois Bishop, who died Oct. 4, 1991; her parents; three brothers, Clifford, Less and Press Hamilton; and one infant sister, Louise Cathryn Hamilton.
A celebration of life was at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre. A graveside service and burial was at Canaan Cemetery.
Madison Courier 7/6/09
Created by: Denny Jackson
Record added: Jul 06, 2009
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