Effingham Daily News
---- — Mrs. Florence Dale (Bishop) Strain, age 100, of Greenup, IL passed away at 8 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013, at Cumberland Rehab and Health Care in Greenup, IL.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Bishop Funeral Home in Greenup, IL with Rev. Tim Pearce officiating. Burial will be in the Greenup Cemetery in Greenup, IL. Visitation will be held one hour before the service. The Obituary can be viewed and condolences left at www.blakefh.com.
Florence was born on Nov. 30, 1912, in Oblong, IL, the daughter of William A. and Anna (Osborn) Bishop. She married Leo “Shorty” Strain on Dec. 31, 1932, and he preceded her in death on April 12, 1994.
Florence was a homemaker and loving mother.
She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Greenup, United Methodist Women, Rebekah Lodge, Cumberland County Home Extension and the Monday club.
Florence had been a Sunday school teacher and served as an election judge till she was in her 80s.
Florence is survived by three children, Dorothy VanDyke McDonald of Sedona, AZ, James Eric Strain of Terre Haute, IN, and Terry Leo Strain of Waukee, IA; six grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren.
Florence was preceded in death by her parents, six brothers and five sisters.