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DOVER-FOXCROFT - Edna G. Bishop, 94, died Oct. 11, 2005, at Hibbard Nursing Home where she had been a very much loved resident for seven years. She was born April 21, 1911, in Dover-Foxcroft, the daughter of Stephen S. and Susan (Burgoyne) Robinson. She was a member of the 1930 graduating class of Foxcroft Academy and attended the Maine School of Commerce (now Husson College). Edna was employed by the school lunch program in Dover-Foxcroft and had worked at one time at the American Woolen Mill. She spent many years serving the Lord by caring for elderly people in their own homes, being their caregiver and friend. She was the oldest member of the United Baptist Church of Dover-Foxcroft, where she had served as deaconess, taught Sunday school for many years and served on many committees. She was a member of the Junior Cosmopolitan Club and a past member of the Order of the Eastern Star. Edna was noted for her devotion to her family and friends, to the church and to the elderly whom she so willingly served. She had an outstanding sense of humor and was known for her story telling. She will be remembered as a very caring, compassionate person who had a big heart, a wide smile and extended a loving helping hand to all.

She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. She was the beloved wife of Bernard C. Bishop for 74 years. She is also survived by a daughter, Sandra Dwyer and her husband, Bill, of Merrimac, Mass.; a grandson, Stephen Dwyer of Merrimac, Mass.; a granddaughter, Erin Cormier and her husband, Darrell, of San Diego, Calif.; a great-granddaughter, Teese Sandra Cormier of San Diego, Calif.; nieces and nephew, Ruth Wotton Edgerly of Zephyrhills, Fla., Mary Lou Wotton Hatt of Dade City, Fla. and Earl S. Robinson of Black Hawk, Colo.; 17 great-nieces and nephews. The family would like to extend special thanks to two great-nieces, Gale Tibbetts of Old Town and Shirley Burdin of Cambridge, who have been like devoted daughters to Edna. She was predeceased by her infant son, Ronald Bernard Bishop in 1933; her infant daughter Marilyn Jean Bishop in 1939; two sisters, Madeline Bickmore and Berta Wotton; one brother , Earl W. Robinson, all of Dover-Foxcroft.

Friends are invited to call 4 -6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, at the Lary Funeral Home, Dover-Foxcroft, with the Rev. James Colley and the Rev. Rudy Homchuck officiating. Burial will be in the family lot in the Gray Cemetery. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to United Baptist Church of Dover-Foxcroft, 146 East Main St., Dover-Foxcroft, ME 04426

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