Aug. 14, 1925-April 5, 2007
BEAVER CITY -- Maxine Marie Bishop, 81, died Thursday (April 5, 2007) at Beaver City Manor in Beaver City.
She was born Aug. 14, 1925, at Orleans, to John E. and Edith (McCormack) Stalder. In March of 1929, the family moved to a farm 11 miles from Beaver City. She attended grade school at Spring Green School District No. 3, and graduated with the Beaver City High School class of 1943. She went on to Kearney State Teachers College and taught school for three years at Needmore School District No. 46 and for two years at Hendley School District No. 99.
On May 16, 1948, she married Wesley Bishop of Beaver City. They made their home on the family farm southwest of Beaver City. He preceded her in death in 1980, and she moved into Beaver City. In March 2004 she moved to the Beaver City Manor.
She worked in the school lunch program for 17 years and upholstered furniture in her home.
She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and was active as a Sunday School teacher and in the Presbyterian Women's Organization. She also served as a 4-H leader.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a grandson, Brandon Bishop; a great-grandchild in infancy; and a brother, Donald Stalder.
Survivors include two sons, Duane and wife, Lois Bishop of Beaver City and Mark Bishop, also of Beaver City; three daughters, Kathleen and husband, Howard Schemper of Norton, Kan., Suzan and husband, Alvah Long of Beaver City, and Becky and husband, Chuck Talbott of Morrison, Okla.; two brothers, Ernest and wife, Joy Stalder of Beaver City and Leo and wife, Jerry Lou Stalder of Stamford; three sisters, Darlene and husband, Floyd Anderson of Great Bend, Kan., Dorothy and husband, Arlyn Lambert of Beaver City and Doris and husband, Dave Sydow of Trenton; two sisters-in-law, Ruth Stalder of Beaver City and Mary Jean Beard of Salem, Ore.; 15 grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and five step-great-grandchildren.
Services are Monday, 10:30 a.m., at the First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Keith Theobold officiating. Burial will be at Mount Hope Cemetery in Beaver City.
Viewing and visitation is Saturday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m., at Wenburg Funeral Home in Beaver City and prior to the services at the church.
Condolences and personal reflections can be left online at www.wenburgfuneralhome.com
Wenburg Funeral Home of Beaver City is in charge of arrangements.