Jacob (Jake) Heironimous — Bishop passed away peacefully with his family around him at KU Medical Center on December 20, 2018 after a brief illness. Jake was born in Lincoln, Nebraska on March 12, 1977. He was the son of David and Barbara Bishop.
Jake moved to Lawrence with his family in 1989 and graduated from Lawrence High School. He worked at several jobs in and around Lawrence. An accomplished writer and comedian he was a member of Renegade Theater comedy troupe and did occasional stand-up. He also did readings of his poetry by invitation and at open mike nights.
He never met a person he didn’t like or find interesting. There are very few people that, upon meeting him, didn’t like Jake. He would strike up a conversation with just about anyone he came in contact with and learned more about them than they did about him. Jake had a wonderful sense of humor and was always ready with a humorous quip or sarcastic remark. He was well known for his collection of unique socks which he proudly wore with his pant legs rolled up to mid-calf. He had extensive and eclectic music collection and was a fan of cheesy television movies.
Jake was preceded in death by his grandparents Glenn and Rosemary Bishop and John and Mary Ellen Neal. He is survived by his children Evelyn (EV) and Javier (JAE), parents David and Barbara Bishop, brother Ian (Jen), niece Allix, and nephews Caleb and Quinten. He will also be missed by his fiancé Missy Irwin, ex-wife Sarah and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
A celebration of Jake’s life will be held on Thursday January 3, 2019 from 7:00 ~ 9:00 p.m. at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. Memorial trees will be planted in Lawrence and at the Neal Family Reunion in Millerville, Ohio this spring and summer
Contributions may be made in Jake’s name to the Arc of Douglas County, Lawrence KS and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.