Jeanne Bish

October 25, 1940October 10, 2020

Mary “Jeanne” (Gilmore) Bish, 79, of Perry, passed away on Saturday, October 10, 2020. She is now at peace. Jeanne was born in Linden to Joseph Riley and Olive “Bernice” (Allsup) Gilmore on October 25, 1940. She was united in marriage to Robert F. Killebrew in 1957. They had three children: Robin, Michael, and Mark. After Robert’s passing, Jeanne remarried to Bob Bish.

Jeanne worked as a bookkeeper for Anthony's, a very hip clothing store in Perry. She enjoyed all “the girls” she worked with, including Harlan. Jeanne also spent many hours quilting and refinishing furniture, always a glass of iced tea close by.

Jeanne was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Robert; a son, Mark; second husband, Bob; and brother, Robert Wade.

Left to cherish her memory; sister, Shirley Jo Llewellyn; daughter, Robin (Les Shelley) Terrell; son, Michael (Mary Lou) Killebrew; grandchildren Joseph Terrell, Erin (Chad) Miller, Derek and Alyssa Killebrew-Cooper; and great grandson Logan. But, most of all her beloved tail wagging buddy, Finn.

Per Jeanne’s request, no services will be held. Online condolences may be left at Memorials may be directed to the family.


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Mary Lou Killebrew

October 15, 2020

Jean was a fantastic cook. Mike and I shared stories over great meals Jean prepared or we sometimes ordered Casey's pizza, which Jean loved. Jean had many skills that included quilt making, sewing, furniture upholstering and refinishing antiques: all of which I greatly admired and often listened to her stories she shared around these hobbies. I cherish the farm style table that Jean had refinished and is in our home today. Jean's home was filled with many pretty things that reflected her love for county style decorating which created a very welcoming setting. Jean, Michael and I had many laughs and tears together. Jean is now reunited with her loved ones and in a renewed body which I know she is now doing all those things she wasn't able to do later in life. Jean is loved and will forever remain in our hearts and memories. Rest in Pease lovely lady.

Tracey Sheehy

October 13, 2020

A memory of Jeanne would be the many trips to Des Moines to go shopping. ....then afterwards go toTaco Johns. We also would make trips to her Drs. appts which would turn out to be some of the best conversations we had. I truly will miss you, my friend.....until we meet again❤️

Tonette (Toni) Yatsuhashi

October 13, 2020

I remember many times Jeanne and I would sit on her back porch enjoying the day watching the dogs play, we would talk and laugh. We could sit and talk for hours. Time flew by so fast before I knew it the day had turned into night and neither of us were ready to call it quits. Sure going to miss you beautiful lady. I am glad you are at peace now. Find your loved ones, don't forget Zoey, Simon and Minnie too.


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