Phyllis Tallman Bishop of Solon, Iowa, passed away on May 19, 2019, at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City, Iowa, at the age of 96. A private family service will be held at a later date in Dubuque. The Egelhof, Siegert & Casper Westview Funeral Home and Crematory at 2659 JFK Rd. is in charge of arrangements.
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Phyllis was born on July 11,1922 to Theron and Ruth (Musser) Tallman.
She spent her childhood in Des Moines and graduated from East High School. It was there she met her high school sweetheart John (Jack) Bishop. They began dating in 10th grade and were married on May 29, 1942 in Des Moines, Iowa. Phyllis began her working career in high school as a secretary at an attorney’s office. Over the years, she held various secretarial positions including one to the vice president of a ship building company while Jack was stationed in the Army at Galveston Texas during WWII. They lived the rest of their married life in Cedar Rapids and Dubuque. While living in Dubuque, Phyllis was employed by the Greater Dubuque Development Corporation and was an active in St. John’s Episcopal Church, serving on the Altar Guild for 14 years. Most importantly, Phyllis took great pride in her family, keeping her home and raising her children.
Phyllis is survived by sons Michael (Janet) Bishop of Solon, Iowa, Edward (Heaweon) Bishop of Waukshea, Wisconsin, grandchildren Jason (Amy) Bishop, Marcus Bishop, Erin Bishop, Elizabeth Bishop and 4 great grandchildren.
Phyllis was preceded in death by her parents Theron and Ruth Tallman, her husband Jack Bishop and brothers Theron (Junior) Tallman and Robert Tallman.