Bishop, Sadie "Meda" Almeda (Greenwood) (April 26, 1878 - April 13, 1942)

Funeral Services for Mrs. Bishop

to be Friday, 2:30 Former Prominent Resident of Douglas Dies Suddenly at Cheyenne Monday

Douglas Budget - April 16, 1942

Mrs. Sadie Almeda Bishop, wife of State Engineer L.C. Bishop, for many years a prominent resident of Douglas, died suddenly and unexpectedly at her home in Cheyenne some time late Monday afternoon. Death was caused from heart failure and came while she was alone in her home.

She was discovered on a sofa by her daughter, Ella, shortly after 5 o'clock when the latter returned from work. Apparently not in ill health Mrs. Bishop had talked to her daughter over the phone earlier that afternoon. Mr. Bishop was in Lusk that afternoon attending the funeral of Mrs. Herbert Fowler.

Funeral services will be held in Cheyenne at 3 o'clock this afternoon after which the body will be brought to Douglas. The final rites here will be held at the Congregational church at 2:30 o'clock Friday afternoon, with interment in Douglas Park cemetery. Woodbine Chapter, O.E.S., will assist in the services here. Pallbearers will be C.W. Horr, E.M. Clayton, C.E. Clark, Otto Rohlff, Frank Bunker and Roy Brenning.

Sadie Almeda Greenwood was born at Lime Springs, Ia., on April 26, 1878. When a small girl she moved with her parents to Flagler, Colo., where she grew to womanhood.

She came to Douglas in 1909 and on April 10, 1911, was united in marriage to L.C. Bishop. Two sons and two daughters were born to this union. Douglas had been her home until three years ago, when, upon the appointment of Mr. Bishop as state engineer, she became a resident of Cheyenne.

Mrs. Bishop, or Meda, as she was affectionately known by her many friends here, was active in social, civic and religious circles during her resident. She was a member of the local chapter of the Eastern Star, the Royal Neighbor and the American Legion Auxillary. She was a member of the Pi Beta Phi and Sigma Nu Mothers clubs.

Left to mourn her loss are her husband; her two sons, Capt. Loren E. Bishop, an instructor in the infantry school at Ft. Benning, Ga., and Floyd A. Bishop, a senior at the university at Laramie; two daughters, Miss Clara A. Bishop of San Francisco, Calif., and Miss Ella Bishop of Cheyenne. She leaves also two grandsons, John C. and Loren C.

All of the children will be in Cheyenne and Douglas for the services. Floyd and Ella were here Tuesday afternoon arranging for the funeral. They were accompanied from Cheyenne by Col. R.L. Esmay and Mrs. Adrian Probst. They returned to Cheyenne that evening.


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