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Charles William "Bill" Bish
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Birth: Dec. 31, 1918
Mutual
Woodward County
Oklahoma, USA
Death: Oct. 4, 2007
Wichita
Sedgwick County
Kansas, USA

Charles W. Bish, age 88, formerly of Longton, Kansas passed away Thursday, October 4, 2007 at the Lakepoint Nursing Home in Wichita, Kansas. He was born on December 31, 1918 in Mutual, Oklahoma the son of William and Hazel (Roberts) Bish.

He received a Masters degree from Phillips University in Enid, Oklahoma. He would later serve in the Army Air Corp during World War II. On August 8, 1946 in Woodward, Oklahoma he married Ethel M. Buss, they were married for 61 years.

Charles was one of the first guidance counselors for the Elk City and Longton Schools, but his true passion was being a stockman, which he worked at for more than 30 years. When younger, Charles was active with the S.K.E.D. Development, Rural Water Board, and helped judge different groups at the Elk County Fair. He was an active gardener and was know for his flowers along the highway. He was an avid basketball watcher while enjoying other sporting activities.

Survivors including his wife are:
Three Sons: Charles and Roger Bish of Wichita, KS and Darrel Bish of Longton, KS.
One Sister: Mary E. Bishop of Woodward, OK
5 Grandchildren, and 3 Great GrandChildren

He was preceded in death by one sister Margaret Bish

Funeral services will be held at 11 AM Monday, October 8, 2007 at the Longton United Methodist Chruch, Longton, KS. Visitation will be from 10 AM until service time at the church. Interment will be at Longton Cemetery. Family suggests contributions to Longton Untied Methodist Church or the Charity of your choice and may be sent to Countryside Funeral Home P.O. Box 247, Fredonia, KS 66736. Online condolences may be left at www.countrysidefh.com Arrangements are under the direction of Zimmerman Funeral Home, Howard, Kansas.
 
 
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 Parents:
  William Alexander Bish (1892 - 1976)
  Hazel Roberts Bish (1894 - 1930)
 
 Spouse:
  Ethel Marie Buss Bish (1918 - 2010)*
 
 Sibling:
  Charles William Bish (1918 - 2007)
  Margaret L. Bish (1922 - 1930)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Longton Cemetery
Longton
Elk County
Kansas, USA
 
Created by: Wonderer
Record added: Feb 17, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 48265132
Charles William Bill Bish
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Charles William Bill Bish
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Charles William Bill Bish
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- Mary Lambert
 Added: Feb. 22, 2014

- Neil B (John 3:16)
 Added: Jul. 23, 2013
Mr. Bish was my study hall teacher at Wichita West High School in 1958. Go West High Pioneers!
- David G. Stuart
 Added: Sep. 17, 2012
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