Bessie G. Gish, 96

SEPT. 10, 1915-JULY 9, 2012

July 10, 2012

Bessie Genevieve Bingaman Gish, 96, of Greencastle, Pa., died Monday morning, July 9, 2012, at Manor Care Health Services, Chambersburg, Pa. 

She was the wife of the late Albert J. Gish.

Born Sept. 10, 1915, in the Martins Mill Covered Bridge Farmhouse, Antrim Township, Franklin County, Pa., she was a daughter of the late Oliver W. and Bessie May Hershberger Bingaman.

Mrs. Gish was a member of Two Top Fellowship Church, Mercersburg, Pa.

She is survived by her by daughters, Angela College and husband, Harvey, of Greencastle, and Doris Smith and husband, Fred, of Wichita Falls, Texas; as well as 12 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.

She is the last of her immediate family. Besides her second husband, Albert, she was preceded in death by her first husband, George O. Binkley; two sons, George Robert and Billy Lee Binkley; her great-grandson; and two brothers and three sisters.

The Harold M. Zimmerman & Son Funeral Home, Greencastle, is handling the arrangements. There will not be visiting at the funeral home. A graveside service will be held Thursday morning, July 12, at 10 a.m., at Broadfording Brethren Church Cemetery, Broadfording Church Road, Hagerstown, Md. Her pastor, the Rev. Paul A. Martin, will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Two Top Fellowship Church, 13743 Fort Loudon Road, Mercersburg, PA 17236 or to Broadfording Church of the Brethren, 14010 Greencastle Pike, Hagerstown, MD 21740.

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