Frances Linn Bishop, age 85, of Kingwood, passed away on Monday, March 13, 2023 at Windy Hill Village Assisted Living. She was born April 30, 1937, a daughter of the late Robert K. Williams and Gail Mildred (Torry) Williams. Fran was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Everett C. Bishop in 2014.
Frances was a 1955 graduate of Kingwood High School. She was a member of the Wesley United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women’s Guild Suzanne Circle, a charter member of the Heritage Homemakers, Preston Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, Preston County Senior Citizens, Buckwheat Jewels Red Hat Group and the Kingwood Women’s Civic Club.
Over the years Frances and Everett enjoyed traveling, they had many wonderful trips together and spent several winters in Punta Gorda, Florida. She loved to garden and read. She valued the friendship of her weekly coffee group and also the special ladies in her card playing group.
Surviving are: two sons Michael J. Bishop (Kathleen) of Rosman, NC and Patrick E. Bishop (Lynn) of Kingwood; and one daughter, Lynn A. Peters and husband Kenneth of Grafton: six grandchildren, Trent Bishop, Lyle Bishop, Cameron Bishop, Benjamin Peters, Allison Peters and Shelby Thorn. She also is survived by one brother-in-law and wife Robert and Lela Bishop, four sisters-in-law, Shirley Bishop, Joyce Tatham, Judy O’Connor and husband Bob, and Naomi Moon Williams in addition to several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by: one infant daughter, Beth Ann Bishop; a daughter-in-law, Tonja L. Bishop; one sister, Helen A. Field Moulder; and one brother, Robert I. Williams.
Friends may call at Kingwood Funeral Home, 295 S. Price Street, on Sunday, March 19, 2023 from 3pm – 6pm, and at Wesley United Methodist Church on Monday, March 20, 2023 from 10am to 11:00am the funeral hour with Reverend Jonathan Nettles officiating. Private interment will be at Maplewood Cemetery.
Memorial donations can be made to the Wesley United Methodist Church, c/o Kitchen Fund, 107 West High Street, Kingwood, WV 26537.
Online condolences may be made to the Bishop family at www.kingwoodfuneralhomewv.com
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