Welcome to the memorial page for

Rose L. Bishop

March 21, 1924 ~ December 29, 2017 (age 93)

Rose L. Bishop, 93, of Orchard Manor, formerly of Slippery Rock passed away Friday, December 29, 2017.

Born March 21, 1924 in Argentine, PA she was the daughter of Robert and Minnie Wade Wood.

Rose graduated from Eau Claire High School in 1943.  She then married John Gardner on December 28, 1943.  John passed away in 1984. Rose married Thomas Bishop on September 16, 1990 and he passed away in 2000. 

 Rose was at her happiest with a house full of family hosting family gatherings.  She would bake her famous ginger cookies along with other baked goods.  In later years she was a regular visitor to the Slippery Rock Senior Center.   Rose was an avid writer, writing poetry as a young girl and carried it along until her late 70’s.  She wrote poems for each of her grandchildren as they entered the family.  She always loved animals and passed that love to her children.  Rose was a natural care giver, having taken care of numerous family members throughout her life. 

Rose was a member of the Bethel Presbyterian Church.  Rose was a former member of the Harrisville American Legion Auxiliary, a member of the Stitch and Chatter Club and former member of the White Shrine of  Jerusalem of Grove City.  

Loved ones left to cherish Rose's memory are her children William A. Gardner of Burbank CA, John D. Gardner of Slippery Rock and Gayle (Cheryl) Braithwaite of Berkeley Springs, WV, step children Lillian F. Kaber of Portersville, Beau (Linda) Bell of Slippery Rock, Larry (Denise) Hedglin of Grove City, ten grandchildren numerous great grandchildren.


Along with her parents and husbands Rose was preceded in death by her son Gerald Gardner her  siblings Gladys Wood, John Wood, James Wood, George Wood and C. Robert Wood.

Family will receive friends at the Jamison-McKinley Funeral Home, 117 North Main Street, Harrisville on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 from 4 to 7 pm.  Funeral services will take place 11:00 am, January 3, 2017 at the funeral home with an hour of visitation prior to the service with Pastor Donna Yanosy officiating.  .  

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The family suggest is lieu of flowers donations be sent to a charity of one's choice.  

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