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Object Name Recording, Audio
Date 1990
Scope & Content Interview by Gwen Brenneman of great-aunt Irene L. Bishop (b. 02/02/1922), daughter of Leon & Lizzie Loux Bishop.

Digital copy available. You can listen to a portion of the interview in this clip: Click Here
Notes Obituary:
Irene L. Bishop, 76, retired European missionary, died Monday, Sept. 7, 1998 at her residence in Hilltown Township.

Born in Hilltown Township, she was a daughter of the late Leon and Lizzie (Loux) Bishop.

Miss Bishop served throughout most of her life as a relief worker for the Mennonite Central Committee, which entailed the distribution of clothing and food.

She graduated in 1942 from Heston Mennonite Academy, Heston, KS, then received an AA degree from Messiah College, Grantham. She then attended Goshen Mennonite College, Goshen, IN.

Miss Bishop entered service with MCC, serving in Germany and Austria.

From 1960-63 she attended and received her degree in sociology from Goshen Mennonite College. While attending Goshen, she assisted Dr. John Hostetler in research among the Hutterites. She then returned to MCC and did relief work in Algeria as well as a short assignment back in Europe.

In 1967 she served as a school teacher at Plumstead Christian School in Plumsteadville and was principal and teacher for the Quakertown Christian School from 1967-1973. She took several tours to Europe then was associated with the Indian Creek Foundation in Harleysville for 12 years. In 1988 she received the Distinguished Direct Care Service Award from the Pennsylvania Association of Rehabilitation Faculties. She retired in 1988.

Miss Bishop was a lifelong member of the Blooming Glen Mennonite Church, where she was active with the Ladies Sewing Circle.

Funeral services were held at Blooming Glen Mennonite Church. Interment was in the adjoining church cemetery.
Object ID # 2013.25.113
Source Gift of S. Duane Kauffman
People Bishop, Irene L., 1922-1998
Collection Christopher Dock HS Oral History Tapes