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Arminda Bishop
July 17, 1919 - April 11, 2017
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Arminda Grace Bishop died April 11, 2017, at Mercy Hospice - Johnston, Iowa, at the age of 97 years.

Arminda (Mindy) was born July 19, 1919, at her home in the Drake University neighborhood. Her parents were Ora and Frederick Bishop. Arminda attended school in Des Moines and graduated from North High School in 1937. She continued her education at the American Institute of Business in Des Moines.

Mindy was employed in Des Moines at Adel Clay and at Plumb Supply. She moved to Keokuk, Iowa, in 1958 and began employment with Hoerner Boxes, Inc., editing "The Box Score" trade magazine. With the merger of Hoerner and Waldorf, Mindy relocated to St. Paul, Minnesota, from 1966 to 1969. She returned to Keokuk in 1969, working for the Daily Gate City Newspaper until 1972. In 1973, she returned to work for Horner-Waldorf in Keokuk, as the plant Personnel Assistant there until retirement in 1981.

Mindy was a talented musician who shared her faith and voice throughout her life by singing in Des Moines and Keokuk area churches and community events. Serving the community was a vital part of Mindy's life. She was a leader in the Keokuk Concert Board, Lee County Historical Society, the BPW Board, and the Iowa Society for the Preservation of Historical Landmarks.

Arminda was preceded in death by her parents, Ora and Frederick Bishop. She is survived by close friends, Susan Tinder, Joan Cramer, Bonnie Gilpin and many others.

Services will be held at DeJong's Funeral Home at 917 Blondeau Street in Keokuk at 10:30 A.M. Saturday, April 15, 2017. A visitation will be held Friday, April 14, from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. The burial will take place at the Oaklawn Cemetery, Oakland, Iowa, on Monday, April 17, 2017.

Memorial contributions may be given to the Keokuk Fine Arts Council, and Des Moines North High School Alumni Association.

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Fri, April 14, 2017
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM


Location

DeJong-Greaves Celebration of Life Center/Blondeau
917 Blondeau Street
Keokuk, Iowa 52632


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Date & Time

Sat, April 15, 2017
10:30 AM


Location

DeJong-Greaves Celebration of Life Center/Blondeau
917 Blondeau Street
Keokuk, Iowa 52632


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Joan Coovert
Apr 14, 2017

Rest In Peace, Mindy.

Joan Coovert
Apr 14, 2017

Rest In Peace, Mindy.

Alice Frechette
Apr 14, 2017

I am a daughter of Glendale Grennell Armstrong and I do remember Aunt Ora and Arminda visiting us on the farm nearly every summer that I was still home. I remember them both being so meticulously dressed. Once I graduate... more

Apr 14, 2017
I am a daughter of Glendale Grennell Armstrong and I do remember Aunt Ora and Arminda visiting us on the farm nearly every summer that I was still home. I remember them both being so meticulously dressed. Once I graduated from college and moved away, I do not remember seeing them again. Mother spoke often of Arminda and I wished they had lived closer as they aged as they had such fun together. Prayers are with Arminda's family and friends. Alice Armstrong Frechette

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John Armstrong
Apr 12, 2017

I always remember Aunt Ora and Cousin Arminda coming to visit in their Volkswagen. My mother, Glendale Grennell Armstrong and Arminda were born in the same year and were quite close.

Kristi Grennell Bequette
Apr 12, 2017

Arminda was quite a character. She and my father were first cousins and I cannot remember not knowing her. My earliest memory is of her pulling up in front of my house driving a Volkswagen Karmann Ghia -- VWs were not... more

Apr 12, 2017
Arminda was quite a character. She and my father were first cousins and I cannot remember not knowing her. My earliest memory is of her pulling up in front of my house driving a Volkswagen Karmann Ghia -- VWs were not a common sight in rural Iowa

Kristi Grennell Bequette
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