Vigen Memorial Home obituary – Deborah Ann Bishop, 66, Keokuk

Deborah Ann “Debi” Bishop, 66 of Keokuk, IA died Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at her home.

     She was born August 27, 1953 in Oklahoma City, OK the daughter of Henry and Berta Lou Bishop Unger.  She was united in marriage to Rodney Sewell.  He preceded her in death. 


     In her younger years, Debi had been employed as a medical technician in Santa Barbara, CA.  She later was self-employed.    

     Debi loved crafts and made beautiful jewelry and wood burning gifts and shared them with others.

     She is survived by her son, Larry (Nadia) Claudy of Los Angeles, CA, two granddaughters, Mikayla Arianna Bishop and Ashley Ann Bishop, two grandsons, Isaiah W. Claudy and Azriel K. Claudy, three sisters, Saundra (Jerry) Melancon of MD, Deena (Frank) Morales of CA and Nancy (Gary) McCarty of Keokuk and many nieces and nephews.

    She was preceded in death by one son, Damian Michael Bishop and her parents, Henry Unger and Berta Stevenson.

     A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m., Monday, at the Vigen Memorial Home in Keokuk, IA with Pastor Dawn Butler officiating.

     Visitation will be held prior to the service from 6-7 p.m., Monday, at the funeral home with family meeting with friends at that time.

     Memorials may be made for her daughter-in-law, Nadia, who has been battling cancer for many years.

    Online condolences may be left for the family at

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