Laura Virginia Bishop

August 24, 1927 ~ June 24, 2017



Laura Virginia Bishop, 89, of Chicora, Pennsylvania, passed away on June 24, 2017 at the VNA Inpatient Hospice.

She was born August 24, 1927 in Donegal Township, Pennsylvania to the late James Dunlap and the late Ruby Margaret Johns Dunlap.

Virginia worked at Ubers Clothing Store and E. F. Hayes & Sons of Chicora and retired in 1991 as a manager from Penn Drake Credit Union. She was a volunteer for 22 years with the VA Butler Healthcare in Butler as well as Toys for Tots. Virginia and her husband, Arthur, delivered Meals on Wheels for many years in the Chicora area. Virginia participated in Family Bible Class and was a member at St. Marks Evangelical Lutheran Church. She was in the 6th Marine Division Women's Guild. Virginia loved cooking and baking, especially her homemade donuts. She enjoyed family travels and attendance at the 6th Marine Division Reunions.

Virginia is survived by her three daughters, Linda Trainer-Miller and her husband, Gene, of Las Cruces, NM, Pamela Fennell and her husband, Doug, of Chicora, PA, Beth McConnell and her husband, Matt, of Dover, NJ; five grandchildren, Gerald Trainer and his wife, Jenny, of Cedar Crest, NM, Meredith Fennell Deal and her husband, Larry, of Butler, PA, Megan Moore and her husband, Carl, of Salisbury, NC, Alex McConnell of Camp Lejune, NC, Madyson McConnell of Dover, NJ; five great-grandchildren, Eric Trainer, Rhyan Deal, Maddox Moore, Hayden Deal, Mavrick Moore; one sister, Dorothy Bly and her husband Dean of Butler, PA; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur William Bishop, Jr., whom she married on August 30, 1947 and who passed away on July 9, 2010, and two brothers, Melvin Dunlap, and James Dunlap.

Friends will be received Tuesday, June 27, 2017 from 6 to 9 pm at Thompson - Miller Funeral Home, Inc., 124 East North Street Butler, PA. Additional viewing will be held Wednesday, June 28 from 10 to 11:00 a.m at the St. Marks Evangelical Lutheran Church. Funeral services will immediately follow at 11:00 am with Reverend James Neal officiating.

Interment will take place in the Bear Creek Cemetery - Petrolia, PA.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Toys for Tots, c/o Dennis J. Johnson, P.O. Box 413, East Butler, PA 16029 or VNA Inpatient Hospice, 115 Technology Dr., Butler, PA 16001.


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