|Birth: ||May 11, 1923|
|Death: ||Jun. 12, 2011|
Erma Lewis Bishop, 88, of 437 W. Macedonia Road, Asylum Township, Towanda, Pa., formerly of Standing Stone, passed away Sunday morning, June 12, 2011 at the Bradford County Manor in West Burlington Township, Pa., following a brief illness.
Erma was born May 11, 1923 in Wysox, Pa., the daughter of Harry and Frances Tompkins Lewis. She was a graduate of Towanda High School Class of 1943. On July 14, 1945, Erma married David H. Bishop in Towanda, Pa. She was preceded in death by her husband on July 13, 1980. Erma was employed by the Eclipse in Elmira, N.Y., during World War II and was later employed by Sylvania Electric in Towanda and the J & A Dress Company in Standing Stone. Erma was a member of the Standing Stone United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women. She was also a member of the Wysox Rebekah Lodge No. 433, the Lady Whittemore Club, Wysox Fire Department Auxiliary and the Standing Stone Grange. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, gardening, crocheting and knitting.
Surviving are: her children, Ronald D. Bishop and wife Roxanne Brown Bishop of Durell, Duane H. Bishop and wife Kathleen Bahl Bishop of Lexington Park, Md., LuAnn F. Fullmer of Hornbrook; grandchildren, Brian Bishop, Jessica Fullmer, Brandon Bishop, Dana Bishop and Kevin Bishop; great-grandchildren, Peyton Voda and Jaidyn Raley; sisters, Inez Darling of Interlaken, N.Y., Shirley Boyes and husband Richard Boyes of Interlaken, N.Y.; brother, Gary Lewis and wife Mary Lewis of Horseheads, N.Y.; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by brothers, Miles, Sidney and Ralph Lewis; and special friend, Claire Kilmer.
The family will receive friends from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, June 15, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda. Pa. A funeral service will follow at 1 p.m. at the funeral home, with the Rev. William Westbrook, pastor of the Standing Stone United Methodist Church, officiating. Internment will follow the service at the Standing Stone Cemetery, Standing Stone Township, Pa.
The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Bradford County Manor Patient Activities Fund, RR3 Box 322, Troy, PA 16947; or to Guthrie Hospice, RR 1, Box 154, Towanda, PA 18848 in Erma's memory.
Published in Daily Review on June 13, 2011
David Harry Bishop (1919 - 1980)
Standing Stone Cemetery
Created by: LDR
Record added: Jun 13, 2011
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