James F. ‘Jim’ Bishop

James F. “Jim” Bishop, 71, of Helena, died Friday, Aug. 23, 2013, at Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo.

He was born March 4, 1942, in Findlay, to Woodrow and Blanche (Blohm) Bishop. He married Leota G. ” Lotie” Stahl June 9, 1961, at Risingsun First Church of God, and she preceded him in death Sept. 8, 2011.

He is survived by four children, Annette (Michael “Mickey”) St. Clair, Bonnie (Bill) Stafford and Mark Bishop, all of Helena, and Wendi (Gary) Paxson of Fremont; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mary Lou (Bill) Hiser of Bairdstown, and Carol (Paul) Albin of Cincinnati; and a brother, David (Sandy) Bishop of Cincinnati.

Jim also was preceded in death by a great-granddaughter, Aylee Marie Stafford, Aug. 9, 2013.

A memorial service to celebrate Jim’s life will begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013, at First Church of God in Risingsun, with the Rev. Dave Lippert presiding.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are requested to the funeral home or the First Church of God, Risingsun.

Mann-Hare-Hoening Funeral Home, 407 N. Countyline St., Fostoria, has been entrusted with Jim’s arrangements.