Laura Elizabeth Bishop, 93, of Cicero, Indiana, formerly of Connersville, went home to be with the Lord Sunday Morning, September 4, 2022 peacefully surrounded by her loving family.

She was born May 22, 1929 in Garrad County, Kentucky, one of nine children of Thomas and Sarah A. Irvin Wren.

On July 5, 1947, she married Joseph Bishop, Jr. in Kentucky, and they came to the Connersville area in 1959.

Laura lived in Connersville for 42 years, and for nineteen of those years, she was employed at Philco-Ford and its successors.

She was a loving homemaker, wife, mother, and grandmother.

Along with her family, she was a charter member of Connersville Baptist Temple. She had recently been attending Revival Light Church while living in Cicero, Indiana.

In her younger years, she enjoyed dancing. Later in life, Laura discovered her love for crocheting, especially lap blankets, to make others feel loved and warm. She also loved reading her Bible and doing word search puzzles. A snazzy dresser, Laura was often called a fashionista, and she always made sure her hair was just right.

Survivors include two children, Mary A. (Robert) Sapp of Cicero, Indiana and Joseph Stephen Bishop of Connersville; a daughter-in-law, Mary Lou Bishop of Valparaiso, Indiana; seven grandchildren, Shelly (Charles) Foster of Valparaiso, Indiana, Nikki (Scott) Ferris of Madison, Indiana, Troy (Jennifer) Hanshew of Fishers, Indiana, Tracy (Dennis) Marsh of Zionsville, Indiana, Trevor (Jill) Hanshew of Zionsville, Indiana, David (Cynthia) Sapp of Indianapolis, Indiana, and Lisa (Johnathan) Westfall of Mishawaka, Indiana; nineteen great grandchildren and eight great-great grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 39 years, Joseph Bishop, Jr., who passed away November 9, 1986; a son, Darryl J. Bishop; one grandchild, Timothy Bishop; one great grandchild, Shaila Marsh; one great-great grandchild, Kyrianna K. Harrington; and four sisters, six brothers, a half-brother, and a half-sister.

Family and friends may visit from 11:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Saturday, September 10, 2022 at Miller, Moster, Robbins Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at 12:00 p.m. officiated by Pastor Robert Sapp. Burial will be in Dale Cemetery.

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