Esther Earlene Wagar Bishop


Esther Earlene Wagar Bishop, 85, of Cleveland, went home to be with the Lord, on Sunday, June 28, 2020, at her home, surrounded by her family.

She was born and grew up in Pittsburg, Kan., and worked for 20 years at M&M Mars in Cleveland, and another 12 years at Walmart. She was a member of Peerless Road Church of God of Prophecy.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Gene Denver Bishop; parents, Ashel Tyler Wagar and Rebecca Esther Duggar Wagar; son, Tim Bishop; brother, Phillip, and sister-in-law, Joyce Wagar; and special aunt, Ruth Lawson

She is survived by her children: Gary Bishop (Linda Watson) of Cleveland, Tammie Currin of Cleveland, Ashel (Vickie) Bishop of Cleveland, and Tyler Bishop of Cleveland; grandchildren: Nathan Currin, Timothy Currin, Lea Hodges (Jeff), Michael Bishop (Tiffany Dasher) and Sam Bishop; and great-grandchildren: Lexi Bishop, Adam Bishop, Noah Currin, Hayden Currin, Alyssa Currin and Zachary Hodges.

A Celebration of Her Life will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, July 2, 2020, in the chapel of Ralph Buckner Funeral Home, with the Rev. Londa Richardson and Jason Gilbert officiating.

Interment will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens, with her sons and grandsons serving as pallbearers. A white dove release ceremony and the playing of bagpipes will conclude the service.

The service will be live-streamed on Ralph Buckner Funeral Home’s Facebook page for you to view.

The family will receive friends from 5 until 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 1, 2020, at the funeral home.

“Honor her for all that her hands have done, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.” Proverbs 31:31

We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Bishop family guestbook at


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