Marian E. (Darnell) Bishop, 101, of Indiana, PA went home to be with the Lord on
Monday February 21, 2022 at her home surrounded by her family. Marian was the wife of the late Rev. Bruce H. Bishop. The couple were married for 53 years upon his passing in 1996.
Born in Hammond, IN on May 6, 1920, Mrs. Bishop was the daughter of the late
Joseph R. and Hazel L. (Meek) Darnell. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in
English at North Central College in Naperville, IL. Marian worked as a substitute
teacher for the Clearfield School District for five years and the Indiana School
District for 14 years.
In her free time she had many hobbies and enjoyed traveling, spending time with her family, swimming, gardening, and daily devotions. She spent many hours volunteering with The American Cancer Society’s Reach to Recovery Program, Meals on Wheels and the American Red Cross. She also taught English as a second language and was a tutor for the Laubach Literacy Program. She was also an avid member of the Happy Homemakers Society (of which she was a three-time chairman), the Indiana YMCA, and The New Century Club where she served as President.
Marian was a 53-year member at the Trinity United Methodist Church in Indiana where she sang in the choir and taught Adult Sunday School class.
Left to cherish her memory are her two sons, Andy Bishop and his wife Pamela
M. of Indiana, Brian Bishop and his wife Susan M. of Langhorne, PA ; 10
grandchildren, Mike, Jim, Dave, Andy, Marianne, Matt, Elizabeth, Heidi, Connor,
Bryce, and 14 great-grandchildren. Marian was preceded in death by her parents;
husband, Bruce; sister Dorothy “Didi” Gauthier; daughter Kathleen Claire
Vicente; son Ronald Bruce Bishop, and granddaughter Emily Anne Bishop.
Friends will be received on Friday February 25 from 2-4 and 7-9 at the Trinity
United Methodist Church, 398 Church St, Indiana, PA 15701 where a funeral
service will be held at 11am on Saturday at the church with Rev. Greg Golden
Robinson-Lytle-Shoemaker Funeral Home, 36 N. 7th St., Indiana have
been entrusted with the arrangements. Memorial contributions can be made in Marian's honor to the Robinson-Lytle-Shoemaker Funeral Home.