Rose L. Bishop, 93, of Orchard Manor, formerly of Slippery Rock, passed away Friday (Dec. 29, 2017).
Born March 21, 1924, in Argentine, Pa., she was the daughter of Robert and Minnie Wade Wood.
Rose graduated from Eau Claire High School in 1943.
She married John Gardner on Dec. 28, 1943. John passed away in 1984. Rose married Thomas Bishop on Sept. 16, 1990. He passed away in 2000.
Rose was at her happiest with a house full of family hosting family gatherings. She would bake her famous ginger cookies along with other baked goods. In later years she was a regular visitor to the Slippery Rock Senior Center.
Rose was an avid writer, writing poetry as a young girl and carried it along until her late 70s. She wrote poems for each of her grandchildren as they entered the family. She always loved animals and passed that love to her children.
Rose was a natural caregiver, having taken care of numerous family member throughout her life.
Loved ones left to cherish Rose's memory are: her children, William A. Gardner, Burbank Calif., John D. Gardner, Slippery Rock, and Gayle (Cheryl) Braithwaite, Berkeley Springs, W.Va.; stepchildren, Lillian F. Kaber, Portersville, Beau (Linda) Bell, Slippery Rock, and Larry (Denise) Hedglin, Grove City; 10 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.
Along with her parents and husbands, Rose was preceded in death by: her son, Gerald Gardner; and siblings, Gladys Wood, John Wood, James Wood, George Wood and C. Robert Wood.
The family suggest is lieu of flowers donations be sent to a charity of one's choice.
Rose L., 93, formerly of Slippery Rock.
Calling hours: 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday (1-2-18) in the JAMISON-McKINLEY FUNERAL HOME, 117 N. Main St., Harrisville. Friends can email condolences by visiting www.jamisonfuneralhome.com
Service: 11 a.m. Wednesday (1-3-18) in the funeral home with an hour of visitation prior to the service with Pastor Donna Yanosy officiating.
Published on December 30, 2017