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J. Margaret Bishop
Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home in Atchison
Atchison, KS

J. Margaret Bishop, 91, of Lee’s Summit, MO, formerly of Rushville, MO, passed away Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at her daughter’s home in Lee’s Summit.

Due to Covid, a Graveside Funeral Service will be 2:30 PM, Sunday, March 7, 2021 at the Sugar Creek Cemetery with Rev. Keith Hoover, officiating. A celebration of life memorial will be planned for a later date where the public will be invited to attend. Friends may come by the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral home on Saturday from 9:00 to 5:00 or Sunday from 9:00 to 2:00 PM. Memorial contributions in memory of Margaret are suggested to the Sugar Creek Ladies Aide and may be sent to the Becker-DyerStanton Funeral Home, 800 Kansas Ave, Atchison, KS 66002. Words of comfort and remembrance may be left online at

Jessie Margaret Lawrence was born on June 9, 1929 in Rushville, the daughter of Byron and Alice (Hargrove) Lawrence. Margaret graduated from the Rushville High School and was a life-long member of the Sugar Creek Christian Church and the Sugar Creek Ladies Aid. Margaret was devoted to her family as a homemaker, mother and grandmother. Margaret and Joseph Berriman ‘J.B.’ Bishop were married on March 10, 1948 in St. Joseph, MO. Margaret was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 65 years, J.B.; her sister, Jean Pepper. Survivors include two daughters, Linda (Phil) Page of Lee’s Summit, MO and Michele (Mark) Trompeter of Lawrence, KS; six grandchildren, Jay Page, Aaron Page, Tyler (Julia) Page, Lindsay (Cody) Boynton, Amy Trompeter, and Kyle Trompeter; sister, Jane Ann Cox and sister-in-laws, Ann (Bishop) Brewer and Charlene Bishop

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