Christine Bishop

April 15, 1934 ~ February 16, 2021 (age 86)


Christine Bishop

Roanoke - Christine F. Bishop, 86, of Roanoke, passed away at 11:30 am on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at her residence.

She was born on April 15, 1934 in St. Louis, MO to Clarence F. and Elizabeth J. Colpin Lauth. She married Delbert F. Bishop on February 14, 1981 in Astoria, IL. He survives.

Also surviving are three sons, David Waldschmidt of Roanoke; Donald Waldschmidt of Peoria; Douglas Waldschmidt of Roanoke; one step-daughter, Betty LaClair of Fort Smith, AK; one step-son, Terry Bishop of ElPaso; 10 grandchildren; and 15 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one step-son and one step-daughter.

Christine worked for the Eureka Vacuum Company in Bloomington for approximately 20 years.

Christine loved flowers, cooking, shopping, and especially loved her dogs who were by her side all the way to end.

Per her wishes, cremation rites will be accorded and a celebration of her life will be held by her family at a later date.

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