Mary Bishop

July 03, 1944 ‒ May 02, 2017

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD: As a registered nurse, Mary Bishop spent over 30 years caring for others.  During her career she was able to offer Christ’s love to those in need of her help.  Loving wife, mother, grandmother, and sister in Christ, Mary went home to be with her Lord and Savior Tuesday, May 2, 2017 in Ohio Health Mansfield Hospital following several days of illness.  She was 72.

Mary was born July 3, 1944 to parents Donald & Martha (Leitzy) Cover in Mansfield. After Mary graduated from Mansfield Senior High School, she earned her degree from Mansfield General Hospital School of Nursing. Graduating in 1965 she quickly entered into a very rewarding and busy career as a nurse.

Mary first worked at Long Beach Medical Center in labor and delivery. Her rewarding nursing career spanned numerous hospitals including Wooster Community Hospital, Dunlap Memorial Hospital, and Galion Community Hospital.

In 1976 she began working for the Mansfield-Richland County Health Department as a Public Health Nurse. Her job included; home visits, school nursing, flu clinics, health screenings, and working with children with medical handicaps (BCMH Program). Mary retired in 2005.

Mary loves her Lord Jesus Christ. As a member of Berean Baptist Church she served as usher and enjoyed the women’s bible studies.

In her spare time, she took pleasure in painting, writing, and reading of mystery and historical novels.  Mary also enjoyed cooking, recently focusing on healthy and nutritious recipes.

She is survived by her loving husband of 34 years, Wayne Bishop of Mansfield; children Jennifer Morganstern of Mansfield and Thomas (Eunyoung) Bishop of Hawaii; grandchildren Felicia and Mikey Morganstern; sister Patricia (Russel) Minch; nephews Donald, Robert and Chuck Minch; sister-in-law and best friend Connie (Ted) Nolen; and dear friend Mary Lou (Dick) Frederici of Mansfield.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son-in-law Phil Morganstern

Friends may call 4-7 p.m. Friday, May 5, 2017 in Berean Baptist Church (2145 Middle Bellville Rd, Mansfield, OH 44904) where a funeral service celebrating her life will be held 11 a.m. Saturday. Pastor Bill Heaton will officiate and burial will follow in Mansfield Memorial Park.

Contributions in her memory to Berean Baptist Church may be made at her services.

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  • Our sincere condolences to you and the family as you mourn the passing of dear Mary- a ray of sunshine where ever she went.
    Marty and Bonnie Elias
    (Holy Trinity Lutheran Church)

  • I worked with Mary in Public health for 5 years. She truly was a dedicated nurse and showed much compassion for her patients. I send my condolences to you Wayne, and the rest of your family. She showed the Love of Christ when taking care of her patients, each and every day, and you had the privilege of having her with you as a wife and a mother.
    Blessings to you all,
    Sandie Volz
    First English Lutheran Church

  • In the short time we had to get to know you as your neighbor …you will be missed as an awesome lady and friend Our condolences to you Wayne. From Keith and Dawn Handwork

  • Dear Wayne, Jenny and Thomas,
    You have our sympathy at the loss of Mary. She was a very sweet and Christian lady.
    Sincerely, Chuck and Shirley Robinson

  • Dear Wayne, We are so sorry to hear about your loss. We have only ever heard endearing words about Mary. We will keep you in our prayers for peace and comfort.
    Love, cousin John and Marilyn Ward

  • My sincere sympathy in the passing of Mary. I went to Mansfield School of Nursing with Mary. She was always a ray of sunshine with her special smile and kindness. She will be missed by many. In your sorrow, always remember the good times and take assurance that each tear shed is a tear for the many good times you have had together.

  • My family and I would like to extend our deepest condolences for the loss of your loved one. May the True God mend your family crushed and broken hearts, and may your family be comforted by God”s promise of the resurrection. ( John 6:40) Which assures us that we will see our loved ones again.