DeKalb County Indiana Obituary


Mary Jane Bishop
Contributed by Patricia Watson Dyson


January 30, 1952

WOMAN IS FOUND DEAD IN HER HOME

     Stroke believed to have proven fatal to MISS MARY JANE BISHOP who resided Southeast of Auburn.
     Miss Mary Jane Bishop, an 81 year old spinster who resided about six miles southeast of Auburn in the Jackson Center community was found dead about 2 p.m. Thursday in her home.
     Her body was found by a niece, Mrs. Cora Conkle of Fort Wayne, who had driven to the Bishop home for a visit.
     Miss Bishop resided alone on her farm two and a half miles southeast of Jackson Center.
     The DeKalb county coroner, Dr. C. B. Hathaway of Butler, reported following a preliminary examination, that she probably died of a stroke.
     The hour of death was not immediately determined.
     Miss Bishop was the daughter of the late Willis and Elizabeth (Means) Bishop.
     She had resided alone on her farm since the death of her mother about 25 years ago.
     Surviving, besides the niece in Fort Wayne  are two other nieces, Mrs. Ruth Cougill of 713 South Indiana Avenue, Auburn; and Mrs. Inez Wallace of 324 West Twentieth Street, Auburn; and a first cousin, Sol Bishop of 510 West Eleventh Street, Auburn.
     The body was removed to the Walter Funeral home in Spencerville for burial preparations.  Funeral arrangements are incomplete.


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