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Services for Gertrude Bush, 93, of Ada are at 11:00 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church in Ada. The Rev. Harold Ware will officiate. Burial will follow at Midway Cemetery near Lehigh. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Criswell Funeral Home.
Mrs. Bush passed away Monday, Jan. 16, 2017, at an Ada nursing home. She was born Jan. 4, 1924, in Coalgate to Jake and Carrie Jasper Holt. She graduated from Dunbar High School in Atoka. She moved to Ada from Coalgate in 1945.
She married Harold Joe Bush July 7, 1945. He preceded her in death Jan. 29, 1990. Mrs. Bush was a housekeeper for many years. She worked as a Precinct Worker for the Pontotoc County Election Board, where she served as Chairman from 1985 to 2013. She served as a board member for Call-A-Ride Public Transit in Ada and also for Habitat for Humanity. Mrs. Bush was of the Baptist faith and was an active worker in her church.
Survivors include her children, Patricia Bush of Ada, Peggy Thomas of Randallstown, Maryland, Larry Bush Sr. of Roanoke, Texas, Carol Bush of Fayetteville, North Carolina, and David Bush of Ada; her grandchildren, Paul Bush, Larry Bush Jr., Danielle Errie, Carlee Patrick and Nikia Gillespie; numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Bearers will be Jonathan Lyons, Paul Bush, Larry Bush Jr., Melvin Lyons, Devin Bush and Samuel Bush.
The family says those who wish may make memorials in her honor to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 1653, Topeka, KS 66601-1653.
Published on January 18, 2017
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