Verlee Jeanne (Long) Bishop passed away peacefully on September 3, 2022 at her home in rural Indianola. A private memorial burial will take place at I.O.O.F Cemetery in Indianola at a later date, where she will be laid to rest next to her husband Denny.Verlee was born on April 7, 1944 in Des Moines, Iowa to Verle and Maxine (Chase) Long. She graduated from Southeast Warren High School in 1962. In 1965 Verlee married Dennis Duane Bishop, and they stayed happily married until his passing in 1984. She retired from the State of Iowa in 2010. After retirement, Verlee loved to work in her gardens, watch and feed birds, and especially loved visiting with her friends and family.Verlee is survived by her daughters, Angie (Doug) and Cyndi; grandson, Casey; and many loving family members and friends.Memorials in Verlee's name can be donated to S.E.W High School to be used for a scholarship for B and C students who wish to attend community college or a trade school.