Geneva “Leta” Novella (Crabtree) Bishop has gone home to be with the Lord at the age of 86 years old. She passed away at 7:57 p.m. Monday, March 17, 2014, at St. Joseph Hospital. She was born Oct. 29, 1927, in Clinton, the daughter of Cerry and Rette Crabtree and was raised by Thelma Lewis of Bristol, Tenn. On March 20, 1943, she married Genard Leroy Bishop, and he preceded her in death Oct. 23, 2001.
She attended Honeycreek Missionary Baptist Church in Russiaville. She enjoyed cooking and church functions and loved being with her grandchildren.
She is survived by her children, Clarence E. (Lucy) Bishop, Kokomo, Douglas E. Bishop, Kentucky, Paul D. (Gail) Bishop, Kokomo, Thelma M. Bishop, Kokomo, Deborah L. (Hubert) Paul, Kokomo, and Michael J. (Debra) Bishop, Kokomo; lots of grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and one brother, Emil (Wilma) Murgg, Nashville, Tenn.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a grandson, Kevin D. Bishop; a granddaughter, Kaleen Wisner; four brothers, Roy, Cecil, Dillard, and Fred; and four sisters, Gertrude, Ruby, Elizabeth and Mabel.
The funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Sunset Memory Garden Funeral Home, with Pastor Lehman Hale officiating. Entombment will follow in Sunset Memory Garden Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Messages of condolence may be expressed online at www.sunsetmemorygarden.com.