Willis Bishop, son of Willis and Mary
Bishop, was born in Jackson Township, DeKalb county, Indiana October 7, 1918,
aged 80 years and 22 days.
In March 1861 he was united in marriage to Analiza Carnahan,
to this union was born two sons. He was separated from his companion by death
on October 31, 1865, and one son preceded him by death on March 24, 1913.
On April 5, 1868 he was united in marriage to Elizabeth
Means, who has been his faithful companion for over fifty years. To this
union was born two daughters. He leaves to mourn his departure, his wife,
one son, two daughters, three grandchildren, four great grandchildren and
a large circle of friends and relatives, and in his death the home has lost
a kind and loving husband and father, the community highly esteemed citizen
and neighbor, who was strictly honest in all his dealings with his fellow
When a young man he was converted and united with the
M.E. church at the Perseverance Class at that time on the Auburn-Spencerville
circuit. After that appointment was abandoned he never identified himself
with any church but always always encouraged right living. A few days before
he died in conversion with his daughter, he expressed himself as ready to
go and was only awaiting his Master’s call.
Funeral services were conducted from the home on Friday
morning, Rev. C. O. Johnson of the St. Joe M. P. church officiating. Burial
was made at Auburn Mausoleum.
(Note: Analiza is buried in the Watson Cemetery, Jackson
Twp. DeKalb Co., Indiana)