Regina "Maxine" Bishop died Sunday, Sept. 14, 2003, at her home in McCook. She was 83 years old.
Maxine was born on March 5, 1920, at Hildreth, to Elvaro Madison and Esther Mabel (Mason) Carpenter. The family moved to Wauneta when she was five years old. She graduated from Wauneta High School in 1938. Shortly after graduation, she traveled by train to Los Angeles, Calif., and attended Woodbury College where she graduated with a business degree in 1939.
She returned to Wauneta and was employed by Federal Land Bank and then Wauneta Falls Bank. On July 9, 1944, she married Archie Merle Bishop. They lived in various locations including a farm south of Hamlet, Denver, Colo., and Flint, Mich., before locating to the McCook community.
She was also employed by McCook Community Hospital as a receptionist and worked in the office of the West Sale Barn. While Maxine's children were young she was involved in helping with 4-H and Rainbow Girls. In her spare time she enjoyed crossword puzzles, sewing, cats, horses, and baby calves.
She was a member of Memorial United Methodist Church and Methodist Quilting Group.
Preceding her in death were her parents, Elvaro and Esther Carpenter; and her husband, Archie on Dec. 12, 2002.
Survivors include her son, Allan M. Bishop of Fort Smith, Ark.; three daughters, Linda and husband, Gary Williamson, of Spokane, Wash., twin daughters, Margaret Cooper of Tempe, Ariz., and Margery Bishop and husband, Wilson Wesbrook of Douglas, Kan.; two sisters, Irene Frattasio of Pembroke, Mass. and Colleen and husband, Bill Palmer, of Florence, Ariz.; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be given in her name to the YMCA, McCook Community Hospital Home Health/Hospice or to the givers choice.
Funeral Service will be Thursday, Sept. 18, 9:30 a.m., at Carpenter Breland Chapel with the Rev. Dr. Jeff Thurman officiating. Burial will be in the Riverside Cemetery, Wauneta, at 11:30 a.m. CST.
Visitation will be today until 5 p.m. and Wednesday 9 a.m. until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Carpenter Breland Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.