Phyllis Bishop

Phyllis Ilene Bishop

Tuesday, July 11th, 1922 - Sunday, May 19th, 2019
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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.

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.
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Theresa Bishop

Posted at 09:51pm
“Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some stay for a while, leave footprints on our hearts, and we are never, ever the same.”

Remembering Phyllis as an innately beautiful person who always took the time to do many little things each day that added up to infinitely more. From following me around the store while in college and gathering a bag a groceries to send home with me when I had no money, visiting me in the hospital every day and caring for me after I got out, to seeing how she cared for and sat with Jack patiently every day in the nursing home, making sure he was clean and shaved. She was an excellent role model and mother-in-law. Best I could ask for. Rest In Peace, Phyllis. If you don’t belong to God, I don’t know who does.

Darla Isbell

Posted at 05:18pm
Mike and Ed,
So sorry for your loss. We think about your mom and dad often and wish we had made the trip to Solon to see her but, as usual, family things get in the way. Loved having her for a neighbor. Darla Isbell

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