Mildred Iola (Blair) Bishop was born May 5, 1916 in Van Wert, Iowa. She died peacefully a few days before her 105th birthday, in her home in Omaha, Nebraska, where she lived with her daughter-in-law Rosemary Bishop. She is preceded in death by her father, Wilbur Philip Blair, and her mother Eva Mae Ritchardson Blair, her sister, Neva Irene Hilterbrand, her brother, Marvin Wilbur Blair, her husband Garrett William Bishop, and her son, Jerald Lee Bishop.\r\nShe is survived by her daughter-in-law Rosemary Bishop, three granddaughters, Jeri Lynn Bishop-Dinsmoor, Michelle Bishop Turkington (husband Theodore Arthur Turkington), and Julia Kay Bishop (husband Daniel Lynn Murman), five great grandchildren, Jason Scott Dinsmoor (wife Megan Riley Rutherford Dinsmoor), Jordan Daniel Murman, Ian Bishop Turkington, Dillon Mitchell Murman, and Sophia Bishop Turklington, two great-great grandsons, Riley Scott Dinsmoor and Jack Fowler Dinsmoor. She is also survived by five nieces, Janean Bishop Saroka (husband Alan Saroka) and Janet Bishop Fridlington, Ruby Hilterbrand Martin, Cathi Hilterbrand Foland, Debbie Blair, and four nephews, Kenneth Hilterbrand (wife Kathy) and Robert Hilterbrand. David Blair (wife Jean) and Danny Blair (wife Rhonda).\r\nMildred married Garrett Bishop on June 21, 1935, and a son Jerry was born in July 14, 1936. The young family lived with parents for a while and moved to California in December 1936. In 1941, they moved back to Iowa and lived in Carlisle in the same house until 2011, when she broke her hip and went to live with her son and daughter-in-law for her remaining years.\r\nMildred was easy-going and a peace-maker. While she never worked outside the home she was bookkeeper for Bishop Welding Company, a family business. She loved to cook and bake and her specialties were fried chicken, chocolate cake, and peanut brittle. She loved flowers and she enjoyed coloring Hydrangeas with food colors. She liked to sew clothes for her granddaughters and herself. She liked all animals, but she especially liked cats. After her husband died, she adopted two cats, Tina and Snoopy, and she outlived them both.\r\nVisitation will be May 1, 2021, 11:00 a.m. Funeral at 12:00 p.m. at Peterson Funeral Home in Carlisle, Iowa with burial at Carlisle Cemetery.