Claradelle Bishop

Nov. 29, 2017

WILTON, Iowa - Claradelle “Corky” Bishop, 85, of Wilton, Iowa, passed away Wednesday, November 29, 2017, at Genesis Medical Center, East Campus, Davenport.

Corky was born on July 28, 1932, the daughter of Andrew and Annette (Allen) Mueller.

She graduated from Wilton High School in 1950. Corky married Harlan D. Bishop on January 6, 1951, in Wilton, Iowa. After raising her family, Corky worked as a teacher's aide at the Wilton Community Schools for several years.

She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Wilton, Purity Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star and Wahkonsa Country Club, where she served as treasurer for many years.

She enjoyed golfing, sewing and playing bridge.

Visitation will be 4-7 p.m.  Sunday, December 3, 2017, at Bentley Funeral Home in Wilton.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Monday at the First Presbyterian Church in Wilton.

Interment will take place at Oakdale Cemetery, Wilton.

Corky is survived and lovingly remembered by her husband, Harlan; daughter, Julie Sterner of Atalissa; son, Jim Bishop of Tustin, California; granddaughter Deja Sterner; five great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her son Thomas Bishop, her son-in-law Chuck Sterner and her brothers, Bud, Dick and Clair Stoelks.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church or the Wilton First Responders in her memory.

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