Sabrina Hiatt Bishop, 48, of Lenox, Iowa, died June 5 after a hard fought battle with cancer.
A daughter of Vernon Hiatt of New Market, Iowa, and the late Gladius Hiatt, she was also preceded in death by her grandparents, William and Delores Hiatt, and Hassel and Betty Johnson, and a nephew, Ethan O’Connor.
Growing up in Kentucky she spent her childhood like any other wild little girl, playing in creeks and constantly finding new ways to get dirty. As a Girl Scout she had many great adventures and met lifelong friends.
As a teenager, Mrs. Bishop played the clarinet in the school band and she and her friends loved playing pranks despite getting caught more often than not. She was graduated from Jenkins High School in 1986 and went on to study at Eastern Kentucky University where she pursued a teaching degree but ended up majoring in partying.
When her studies didn’t quite work out as planned, she joined the Navy where she worked as an aviation machinist. During her time in the military she was able to travel and see beautiful places that most only get to dream of. As time marched on she became the one thing she had always wanted to be, a mother. She was granted an honorable discharge after an eight-year career in 1994.
Mrs. Bishop then relocated to Iowa to be closer to her parents and other family members. She lived in New Market, Iowa and worked in Clarinda, Iowa as a CMA/ CNA.
In 2006 she met her future husband, Andrew Bishop. They settled in Lenox, Iowa and married in the summer of 2012. Mrs. Bishop spent most of her time enjoying family life, working with her close friends and spending summers in New Jersey where she met even more wonderful friends.
Surviving in addition to her father are her husband Andrew Bishop; children, Kassandra Morvant, Krysta Morvant and Jacob Kingsolver, all of Lenox, Iowa; grandchildren, Michael Collins and Brian Comer lV, and siblings, Lizza O’Connor and husband James and Emit Hiatt, all of New Market, Iowa.
Funeral services were held June 10 in Clarinda, Iowa with interment at Dallas Center Cemetery, New Market.
Memorials are suggested to American Cancer Society or family choice.