MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. -- Evelyn Irene Bish, 88, of Michigan City, Indiana, and formerly of Farmer, Ohio, died surrounded by friends and family on Tuesday, November 6, 2012, at the Arbors of Michigan City, where she was a resident.
Mrs. Bish retired from the Holabird Furniture Company in Bryan, Ohio, after 26 ½ years of service. She had previously worked at Desart's False Face Factory in Montpelier, Ohio, and Spangler Candy Company in Bryan. She was an active member of the Church of Christ in Farmer.
Evelyn Irene Bish was born October 3, 1924, in Van Wert, Ohio, the daughter of William K. and Myrtle E. (Daring) Miller. She attended the Grover Hill School. Evelyn married Harry Loyd "Boone" Bish on April 12, 1939, in Grover Hill, Ohio. He preceded her in death on April 1, 2008, after 69 years of marriage.
Mrs. Bish is survived by daughters, Eileen (Robert) Gallant, of Michigan City, Indiana, Louise (Marvin) Hartman of Springfield, Ohio; one son, John Bish of Bryan, Ohio, 21 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and 17 great-great grandchildren; brothers, Doyle (Kathrine) Miller of Edon, Ohio, Wilbur (Kathy) Miller of Bryan, Kenneth (Martha) Miller of Bryan; sisters, Sis (Walter) Brown of Bryan and Yvonne (Kenneth) Beck of Montpelier, Ohio.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; sons, Loyd Bish and Max Bish; two grandchildren, Robert Gallant and Dena (Gallant) Williamson; and brothers, Wayne, Dwight and Elmer Miller.
Services for Evelyn Irene Bish will be held Tuesday, November 13, 2012, at 1 p.m. in the Krill Funeral, at 860 West Mulberry Street, Bryan, Ohio, with Pastor Mike Slagel officiating. Interment will follow in Riverview Memory Gardens near Defiance, Ohio. Visitation will be Tuesday from noon until the time of the service at the funeral home.
Memorials in the name of Evelyn Irene Bish may be given to Harbor Light Hospice, 1608 East Day Road, Mishawaka, Ind. 46545; or The Arbors of Michigan City, 1101 East Coolspring Avenue, Michigan City, Ind. 46360. Condolences may be sent to and the online register signed at www.krillfuneralservice.com.