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Evelyn Bish

Evelyn Bish, age 95, of Aurora, formerly of Giltner passed away on Thursday, November 26, 2020, at Memorial Community Care.

A Graveside Service will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Friday, December 4th at the Giltner Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 - 7 p.m. Thursday at Higby-McQuiston Mortuary in Aurora. All CDC Guidelines will be followed. Masks are required. Memorials may be made in care of the family to designate at a later date. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com


Evelyn G. Bish, the daughter of Loyd and Nola M. (Kerns) Hutsell, was born at home southwest of Hampton, Nebraska on September 12, 1925, and passed away peacefully in Aurora, Nebraska on November 26, 2020 at the age of 95.

Evelyn attended school at District #15 until 7th grade, then to Phillips #95 and graduated from Giltner High School in 1943. She earned a teaching certificate and went on to teach at West Hamilton and Beaver Schools for a total of 15 months.

On December 20, 1944, Evelyn married Doyle Bish at the United Methodist parsonage in Auorra. Except for two years following their marriage, they lived on their farm northwest of Giltner for the next 44 years. In 1991, they moved into a new home in Aurora. They just celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary last December. Doyle passed away on September 29, 2020.

In 1951, they adopted an 11-month old baby boy. They named him Stanley Martin, but called him "Marty".

She was a member of the Giltner United Methodist Church, where she taught Bible School and Sunday School for 14 years and held several offices in the church including a term as president. Evelyn enjoyed cooking, sewing, crocheting, knitting and quilting. Evelyn & Doyle enjoyed trips together in the car and many bus tours traveling around the country.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brother, Robert Hutsell and sister-in-law, Norma Hutsell.

Those left to cherish her memory are her son, Marty Bish & Karen Long of Grand Island; four grandchildren, John (Nicole) Bish of Aurora, Matthew Bish of Grand Island, Nathan Bish of Grand Island and Trisha Long of Gulf Port, Mississippi; four great-grandchildren; sister, Linda (Don) Spilker of Lincoln and a host of nieces, nephews and many other family members and dear friends.

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