Wanda Gail Bishop,
71, the daughter of Donald and Thelma Medley, of Chesterton, Indiana passed
away Monday, December 29, 2014. Wanda attended Chesterton High School, and
later Indiana University, where she earned an Associated Degree in
Wanda was preceded
in death by her parents; her first husband, Gerald Bishop, Chesterton,
Indiana, three brothers: James Medley (Hilde) of Scottsdale, Arizona, Louis
Jarrett (Beverly) of Fort Worth, Texas, and Brent Medley (Ann), of Kentland,
Wanda is survived
by her husband, Billy Lott, of LaPorte, Indiana; two sons: Michael Bishop
(Deborah) of Chesterton, Indiana, Jeff Bishop (Rhonda) of Knox, Indiana, and
two grandchildren: Joseph Bishop and Elizabeth Bishop, both of Chesterton,
Indiana; and one brother: Morris Medley of Walkerton, Indiana.
Many years ago,
Wanda and I (Billy) set a goal: to visit all fifty states. That goal fell
short by two states: Alaska and Hawaii. While we didn't achieve our goal of
visiting all fifty states, we were blessed to have experienced the unique
geographic beauty of the forty-eight contiguous states, and much of Canada.
The beauty we saw was breathtaking, and those experiences enhanced our lives
in countless ways.
We took our
grandchildren on many of these trips, as we both believed the exposure to
the many cultures throughout the country would enhance their maturation -
and we believe that was accomplished. To Joe, Liz, Channara, Kolade, Tya,
Rodney, Ricky, Salena, Luis, Brandon, Little Ricky, Adah, Harlie, Justin and
Austin, Wanda will forever be known as "Grandma." Wanda, we will all love
you until forever ends.
There will be no
visitation or services. Cremation will take place and private family burial
will be at a later time.
Funeral Chapel, Michigan City, IN, is handling arrangements.
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