RoyNelle Bishop was born March 11, 1933, at Ada, Oklahoma, to Roy Otto and Charlotte Katherine (Weber) Ranes. She died Sunday, January 3, 2016, in Owasso, Oklahoma, at the age of 82 years. Her family moved to Lawton, Oklahoma, in 1946 where she lived until moving to Evergreen Care Center in 2009. RoyNelle completed her secondary education in Lawton and was a graduate of Lawton High School. She graduated with her Bachelor’s degree in education at Cameron University in Lawton, Oklahoma. RoyNelle continued her education at the University of Oklahoma where she earned her Master’s degree in education. She was married January 28, 1956, at Wichita Falls, Texas, to Willie Gordon Bishop. RoyNelle spent her working life in the education field, primarily as a teacher with Lawton Public Schools. She was a longtime faithful member of Northwest Baptist Church, formerly Cache Road Baptist Church, in Lawton, Oklahoma. She was also a member of the Oklahoma Retired Teachers Association. She enjoyed a variety of pastimes including painting and gardening. She was a lifelong avid Oklahoma Sooners fan.
Loving family members include:
Charlotte Horton, of Tulsa, Oklahoma
Nina Lehr and husband Warren, of Owasso, Oklahoma
Cara Lemley and husband Kevin, of Charleroi, Pennsylvania
Allison Lehr, of Oklahoma, City
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Gordon, and son-in-law, Dan Horton.
Private family services will be held at a later date. Arrangements were entrusted to Mowery Funeral Service of Owasso.
RoyNelle and I became friends when we were iboth teaching at Central Junior High. She was a caring educator and a good friend. May God bless her family during these difficult days.
— , Friday – January 8, 2016
Roynelle and I volunteered at the Pregnancy Resource Center in Lawton. She was a mess but I loved her dearly. Blessings to the family.
— Barbara McReynolds, Friday – January 8, 2016
i have fond memories of times with RoyNelle while working on Masters Degrees and attending teacher’s meetings. She adored her daughters! Sincere sympathy to her family.
— Lillian Johnson, Saturday – January 9, 2016
I am so saddened to learn of the loss of your dear mother. She was a sweet, sweet lady! I know the pain of losing your parents. This March will be 4 years since we lost our Mom. Please know that you all are in my prayers.
— Nancy Miller-Ross, Monday – January 11, 2016
My deep condolences on the loss of this precious lady. Many years ago, Mrs . Bishop was Sunday School teacher to a group of early teen girls at Cache Road Baptist Church in Lawton. My daughter and many of her friends were in that class, and when my daughter talked about her passing, she related what a wonderful experience Sunday School was with Mrs. Bishop. She touched many lives in a beautiful way and I wanted her family to know that she is well-remembered with love. We now have a son/grandson living in Owasso, and wish we had known of her living there…we would have counted it a great joy to have visited with her. The many seeds she planted for God have blossomed in His name. May the Lord be with you and bring you His joy and His peace in the works of your blessed Mom for His kingdom.
— Barbara Harrison, Monday – January 11, 2016
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