Beatrice Lucille Welshans Bishop

BISHOP, Beatrice Lucille Welshans, 84, of Weirton, passed away Feb. 15, 2013, in Acuity Specialty Hospital in Steubenville.

She was born Feb. 16, 1928, in Colliers, to the late Clarence and Laura Clemmons Welshans.

She was a home maker and a member of the Colliers United Methodist Church .

In 1972 Beatrice donated her kidney to her eldest son, Jim and were among the longest surviving kidney donor and recipients. She and her husband had owned and operated Marina in Seminole, GA. She surrounded herself with a loving family and many friends, and she had a great love for playing cards.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded by her husband, Homer Bishop and by a son, John Bishop, two brothers, William and Clarence Welshans and four sisters Mary Marko, Thelma Graham, Ann Anderson, and Alice Welshans.

She is survived by two sons, Jim Bishop and his wife, Debbie of Rockchester, MN, and Don Bishop and his wife, Jean of Austin, TX. one daughter, Cheryl Ledger and her husband, Mike of Wintersville, OH, six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

There will be no visitation, a private burial will be held at Chapel Hill Cemetery in Weirton. Condolences may be left at

Arrangements are being handled by Reasner Funeral Home 1515 Charles St. Wellsburg.