July 03, 1944 ‒ May 02, 2017
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.
Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Mary’s family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them at SnyderFuneralHomes.com
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