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She Is Not Dead
Oh! call it not death---it is life begun,
For the waters are pass'd, the home is won;
The ransomed spirit hath reached the shore
Where they weep, and suffer, and sin no more.
She is safe in her Father's house above
In the place prepared by her Savior's love;
To depart from a world of sin and strife,
And to be with Jesus--yes,--this is life.
Oh! call it not death--'tis a holy sleep,
And the precious dust the Lord doth keep,
She shall walk again--and how satisfied
With the likeness of Him, who for her died,
As he rose again, she shall also rise,
From the quiet bed, where now safe she lies;
Then cheer ye, fond mourners, who sadly weep,
For happy are they who in Jesus sleep.
Rose Verona Ristine, daughter of Henry and Missouri Ristine was born March 10 1877. She was united in marriage to Doss Bishop, December 21 1895. She and her husband were engaged in the hotel, restaurant and mercantile business in Cainsville for 51 years.
She was a member of the Methodist Church.
After the death of her husband, Mrs Bishop took great pride in raising flowers and the upkeep of her home. She derived much pleasure from travels, especially her most desired and last trip to the Holy Lands.
She is survived by nieces, nephews, and friends.
They are not gone who pass
Beyond the clasp of hand,
Out from the strong embrace,
They are but come so close
We need not grope with hands
Nor look to see, nor try
To catch the sound of feet.
They have put off their shoes
Softly to walk by day
Within our thoughts, to tread
At night our dream-led paths of sleep.
They are not lost who find
The sunset gate, the goal
Of all their faithful years.
Not lost are they who reach
The summit of their climb,
The peak above the clouds
And storms. They are not lost
Who find the light of sun
And stars and God."
Funeral services were held in The Methodist Church, Friday afternoon at 2:00, August 17 with Rev. Glenn Wilson, officiating.
Mrs Orel Hrdlicka and Mrs Helen Bauer sang "In The Garden" and "Precious Memories", accompanied at the piano by MRs Mary Baker, at the piano.
Pallbearers were William Bishop, Dillon Bishop, Lawrence Higdon, Paul Jones, Everette Robertson and Chas Johnson.
Interment was in the Glaze Cemetery with E.J. Stoklasa, Mortician in charge.
Card of Thanks
With deepest gratitude we extend this word of thanks for the many kind acts of sympathy expressed by thoughtful friends. These kindnesses have meant much to us.
Nieces and Nephews