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Mary Edna Bishop

Mary Edna Bishop

October 12, 1936     ~     June 21, 2016

Mary Edna Bishop, affectionately known by many as “Granny”, passed away Tuesday, June 21, 2016, at NHC Healthcare in Glasgow. She was 79. Born in Almagordo, NM, she was the daughter of the late John and Olive Jones Stephens.

Mary Edna was well known for her many years of public service. She was employed at the Barren County ASCS office from 1956 until 1994. She then was later employed at the Barren County Sheriff’s Office for approximately 10 years. She had been an active member of the Scottie Band Parents and the Democratic Women’s Club. She was a long time member of the Faith United Methodist Church where she had also served many years as Treasurer.

Survivors include one daughter: Sharon Bishop Gilson and her husband Dr. Ian Scott Gilson; two granddaughters: Katie Gilson Shepard and husband Van, and Dr. Emily Gilson Knight and husband Tyler; one grandson: Ian N. Gilson; two great-granddaughters: Mary Emerson Shepard and Hadley Lynn Knight all of Glasgow; one brother: Johnny Lee Stephens of New Mexico.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Robert N. Bishop, Sr. and her son Robert N. “Bobby” Bishop, Jr.

A celebration of Mary Edna’s life will be held 3:00 p.m. Sunday at the Hatcher & Saddler Funeral Home with inurnment at Happy Valley Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be after 11:00 a.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

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12 Entries for Mary Edna Bishop

  1. Kim & Ricky Mosby says:

    Edna was a wonderful lady with a very funny personality! She will be missed. Sending prayers to her family!

  2. Tony & Paulette (Witty) Wasylycia says:

    Sharon & family….My heart breaks at the loss of a dear longtime friend..your mom. I have such wonderful memories of being around her since I was very young. May God wrap His loving arms around each of you, hold you close to Him and give you comfort now and in the days ahead is my prayer for you.

  3. Wanda Barton says:

    Thoughts and prayers are with all of Mary Edna’s family and friends!

  4. Carolyn Fields Johnson says:

    Sharon and family, So sorry to hear about yur mom! She was beautiful inside and outside! A precious lady! God be with u and yur family! Hang on to the precious memories u have! Love u

  5. Judy Scott says:

    Mary Edna will be missed by many.
    I’m so sorry for your loss.

  6. Jesse Browh says:

    Sharon, IREALLY enjoyed knowing your mom. Bernice and I will be out of town and will nof be able to see you , but you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

  7. lois bulle says:

    thoughts and prayers with family

  8. Steve Runyon says:

    I would like to offer my condolence for the loss of your mother. As you know she was a special lady, I will never forget the laughs and good times we had at the Sheriff’s Office. I had a chance to stop and see her the other day, she knew me and visit was good. I say again she was a very special lady that touched my heart and I’m so thankful she was my friend.
    Love you always Mary Edna aka “ME”.

  9. Kristen Bale says:

    Sharon, Mary Edna was special, she will be missed. Phillip and I are out-of-town and unable to attend. We send you and your family prayerful support.

  10. Jane H baker says:

    What a doll she was. She is not forgotten but lives in all of us who lives she touched . She is at peace and we must find peace in our lives with her looking down on us and wishing us well.

  11. Freddie Button says:

    Sorry to hear about your mother death. I had contact with her at the FSA office I sow her out NHC about 2 months ago had a good visit with her she will be missed so sorry we r out of town we will praying for your family. Freddie an Kari Button

  12. Marcella Smith says:

    Smitty and I thought the world of Robert and Mary Edna….We have had so much fun together…My heart breaks for your loss….Mary Edna was so sweet and always the same when ever you saw her….She would flash that beautiful smile and I never saw her down, she was always happy….May God comfort you all as only HE can do….Smitty and Marcella