Avis Irene Bishop, 86, 1600 Sherman Ave., Whiting, (Fireside Apartments), died Sunday, Jan. 7, 2001, at her residence.
Services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday at the Seventh Day Adventist Church, with Pastor Chuck Kohley officiating. Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery in Wisconsin Rapids.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Shuda Funeral Chapel and from 2:30 p.m. Friday at the church until the services.
Mrs. Bishop was born March 24, 1914, in Gillespie, Ill., a daughter of the late Albert and Beatrice (Newman) Harmon.
She was married to Lee E. Byrum on July 20, 1940. He was killed while in service during World War II on June 20, 1942.
She was married to Alvin R. Bishop on May 23, 1945. He died Oct. 23, 1991.
She worked at Chicago Ordinance Office and in the shipyards in Oakland, Calif. She returned to Chicago in 1942 and worked at Western Electric on Bullet machines.
She enlisted in the U.S. Navy on Nov. 19, 1943, and served during World War II until Aug. 7, 1945. She served as a hospital apprentice first class, V-10, U.S. Naval Reserve. She was awarded a citation for meritorious service by the state of Illinois in 1947.
She moved to Almond in 1967 and worked on-and-off until 1972 at Roy Teal Farms, Paramount Farms Inc. and Central Sands Produce.
She was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church on Sherman Avenue in Whiting. She was a member of American Legion Post 6 in Stevens Point.
Survivors include five daughters, Charlene (Al) Bergstrom, Manitowish Waters, Barbara (Mike) Fuller, Russellville, Ark., Patricia (Dave) Bodette, Wisconsin Rapids, and Joyce (Tom) Bodette and Annette Kehl, both of Stevens Point; 19 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Earl and Elmore Harmon.