Mary J. Bishop

bishop_maryMary J. Bishop, 93, of Butler, Pennsylvania, passed away on Monday, April 6, 2015 at 8:30 a.m. at the Butler Memorial Hospital.

She was born July 10, 1921 in Rossiter, Pennsylvania to the late Armour J. McFarland and Carrie (Pierce) McFarland.

Mary was a member of Hill United Presbyterian Church, where she served as an Elder, Deaconess and Sunday School teacher and also attended the Tuesday Morning Bible Study, the Joan Griffith Circle and the Willing Workers. She was a member of the Women’s Club of Butler. Mary worked at the Bantam Jeep factory during World War II, then worked in the Butler Area School District cafeteria.

Mary is survived by one daughter, Barbara J. Bishop of DuBois, PA; one brother, Boyd A. McFarland and his wife Grace of San Antonio, TX; three nieces; two nephews; and a number of great nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph M. Bishop, whom she married on June 7, 1940, and who passed away on November 11, 1995; two brothers; and four sisters.

Friends will be received Friday, April 10, 2015 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Thompson – Miller Funeral Home, Inc., 124 East North Street, Butler, PA.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. at the Thompson-Miller Funeral Home Inc., 124 East North St. Butler, PA with Reverend Clark Sawyer of Hill United Presbyterian Church officiating.

Burial will take place in the Greenlawn Burial Estates.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Hill United Presbyterian Church, Deacons Fund, 501 Second Street, Butler, PA 16001.


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