Velma "Lorene" Bishop, 1:30 PM, Saturday, June 9, 2018



Lorene Bishop, affectionately known as “Aunt Rene” departed this life on Sunday, May 27, 2018 at Christian Health Care South in Lebanon, Mo. She was born on November 1, 1933 in Oklahoma City, OK.

Lorene and Jack Joel Bishop began a 60 year journey as best friends on June 18, 1949. They loved, laughed and shared their lives making unforgettable memories with family and friends. They camped, water skied, snow skied, bicycled, rode motorcycles, spent 32 summers in the mountains of Colorado, walked endless miles and sang gospel and bluegrass music with friends around many camp fires.They were incredibly connected as they “shared the same canoe for their lifetime.”

During her earlier years she worked as a bookkeeper for Master’s Mayflower, Hotpoint Appliances and Caterpillar Sales and Services.

Lorene was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Jack in 2009 and also by her parents, John and Mattie Grizzle.

She is survived by one sister, Barbara Harwell and her husband, Roger of Lebanon, MO; by one brother, Joe Grizzle and his wife, Billie of Oklahoma City, Ok; by two nieces; Jonice Helton and her husband, Gary of Lebanon, MO; Christy Engel and her husband, Jeff of Norman, OK; by one nephew; Rick Grizzle and his wife, Kim of Flower Mound, TX.

Also survived by great nieces: Amy Rumfelt and her husband, Brad of Phillipsburg, MO;

Cayla Taylor and her husband, Kyle of Edmond OK; Courtney Engel of Edmond, OK;

Great nephews; Joshua Helton and his wife, Jessica of Lebanon, MO; Jonathan Helton and his wife, Michelle of Paragould, AR; Bryant Grizzle and Micah Grizzle of Flower Mound, TX;great great nieces; Kaitlyn Ivy, Karley Rumfelt, Saylor Helton, and Stella Helton all of Lebanon, MO and Addilynn Taylor of Edmond, OK as well as one great great great nephew, Jagger Ivey of Lebanon, MO.

The public is invited to join the graveside celebration of her life at Warren Cemetery on Saturday, June 9 at 1:30 p.m. Joe Grizzle will be presiding.

Services are under the direction of the John M. Ireland Funeral Home & Chapel, Moore, OK.



Penny Warstler commented on 08-Jun-2018 11:13 AM
I would like to send my deepest sympathy to my Aunt Lorene's family Barbara, Roger, Joe, Billie, Jonice, Christy and Rick and all of her other loving family members. I am so thankful that my (Great) Aunt Lorene was blessed to have such a loving and supportive family in Oklahoma and Missouri. Living in California limited my ability to be available to be of help to her in her later years. To all of you who gave care and assistance to her, Thank you. I hold to the wonderful memories of Aunt Lorene (and Uncle Jack) and keep their love alive in my heart. I wish for all of you who are grieving with me to be reminded that at a future date, we will be together again and we can look forward to that great day.

Behold, I tell you a mystery. We shall not all fall asleep, but we will all be changed, in an instant, in the blink of an eye, at the last trumpet.
For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
For that which is corruptible must clothe itself with incorruptibility, and that which is mortal must clothe itself with immortality.
And when this which is corruptible clothes itself with incorruptibility and this which is mortal clothes itself with immortality, then the word that is written shall come about: “Death is swallowed up in victory. Where, O death is your victory? Where, O death is your sting?”
The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

May God Bless each of you and bring you comfort.


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