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Kenneth Bishop, 47, of Blue Rapids, died on Sunday, due to a motorcycle accident.

The family provided some of the following information.

Kenny was born June 23, 1966, in Marysville, to Shirley E. (Anderson) and Robert L. “Bob” Bishop.  He graduated from Valley Heights High School in 1984, then attended Baker University for four years.  At Baker he played football for three years and graduated with a degree in computer science in 1988.  He married Sheryl A. Barnes on Oct. 27, 1990. They later divorced.

After college Kenny worked many years as a computer programmer for both Boeing Corporation and Summerfield Suites.  He was working at Landoll Corporation as a welder.

Kenny enjoyed riding motorcycles with his friends and had made many trips around the U.S. with them.

Survivors include his maternal grandmother, Mona Anderson of Waterville; parents, Shirley and Bob Bishop of Blue Rapids; two daughters, Kourtney E. Bishop and Shea L. Bishop, both of Wichita; and a sister, Dana Mapes of Blue Rapids. Kenny was preceded in death by an infant sister Danielle Bishop.

Funeral services are planned for 10 a.m. Thursday at the Waterville United Methodist Church.  Burial will be in Fairmont Cemetery in Blue Rapids.  Viewing will be from noon to 8 p.m, on Wednesday at Terry-Christie Funeral Home in Waterville, where his family will receive guests from 6 to 8 p.m.

Memorials are suggested to the Kenneth L. Bishop Memorial Fund and will be used for the education of his daughters and may be sent in care of the funeral home at PO Box 61, Waterville, Kansas 66548.

Services arranged by Terry-Christie Funeral Home, Waterville, Kansas.  Condolences may be left online at

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