Anne Marie (Zalupski) Bishe
On Jan. 9, Anne Marie (Zalupski) Bishel left her family and this world unexpectedly, ending an extended illness.
Her health problems robbed her of the gifts she treasured most: freedom of movement, speech and the love of good food. While we mourn her death, she dances, sings, talks and feasts once again, waiting for us to eventually join her.
She was ahead of her time. She was born March 15, 1933, the youngest of four sisters and a brother, all of whom met her again yesterday. She graduated from Ohio University and moved on to have something most women of her era never attained: a successful career. She worked as a dietitian and raised three children: Geoffrey R. Bishel of Raleigh N.C., Carolyn (Jeff) Yeager of Sherrodsville and Susan (Brian) Knight of Gainseville, Va. She surrounded herself with pictures of her seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Through it all, she remained steadfastly and hopelessly in love with her husband, Robert (Bob) A. Bishel, who greatly mourns her loss.
A memorial mass (welcoming everyone) will be held at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 12. For those of you who wish to honor her life and memorialize her passing, in lieu of flowers, please send donations in Anne Bishel’s name to the building fund at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church in Carrollton, Oh or to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, which can be found at nami.org.