POCOMOKE CITY, Md. - O. Ruth Bishop, 86, of Pocomoke City, Maryland, died on Saturday, December 29, 2012, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury. Born January 11, 1926, she was a daughter of the late John Hanson Cropper and the late Olive Craig Cropper. Ruth graduated from Marion High School in 1942 and from Salisbury Teacher's College in 1945. She continued her education by earning two Master's Degrees. She retired from Pocomoke Middle School with over 25 years of teaching, mostly in Somerset and Worcester County schools.
She is survived by one daughter, Sherri Hillman and her husband Jerry, one grandson, Brooks Hillman, all of Pocomoke, and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond "Junie" Bishop, one brother, Gilmore Cropper and one grandson, Matthew Hillman.
A funeral service, officiated by Rev. Donnie Bailey, will be held at 2:00 PM in the Pitts Creek Baptist Church, Cedar Hall Road, Pocomoke City, MD 21851, where family and friends may call one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Arrangements are in the care of Holloway Funeral Home, 107 Vine Street, Pocomoke City, MD 21851.To send condolences to the family visit Holloway Funeral Home's website.