Edith A. Bush, age 85, of Belle, passed away Friday, December 12, 2014, at Gasconade Manor Nursing Facility in Owensville.
Edith was born on September 25, 1929, in Ollie, Iowa, a daughter to the late William J. and Margaret (Alter) Ledger.
Edith was a 1949 graduate from Mt. Pleasant High School in Iowa and a graduate of Mercy School of Nursing located in Burlington, Iowa.
On November 29, 1958, she was united in marriage to Henry Bush in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa. He preceded her in death on November 26, 1992.
Edith was a registered nurse for over 50 years and was employed with the Belle School District and Gasconade Manor after she and Henry moved to the Belle area in 1965.
She was a member of the First Christian Church of Belle, the Willing Workers Church Group, and the Missouri Nurses Association.
Edith enjoyed gardening and her favorite flower was the red rose. She also enjoyed sewing, cross stitch, squirrel hunting, card games and chess. Edith loved her Lord and was always helping others. She enjoyed listening to gospel and older country music, but Edith's greatest joy was spending time with her children and grandchildren.
Edith is survived and will be lovingly remembered by: two sons, Leroy Bush and his wife Marsha of Belle, and Lewis Bush and his wife Jamie of Claremore, OK; four grandchildren, Becky, Quincy, Hilary, and Kollin Bush; one step grandchild, Carrie Garner; three step great grandchildren, Paige and Caitlyn Bieller, and Daxton Butler.
In addition to her parents and her spouse of 34 years, she was preceded in death by: a daughter, Mary Margaret Bush; a step grandchild, Sherri Butler; and a daughter-in-law, Debbie Bush.
Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 14, 2014, at Sassmann's Chapel in Belle.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, December 15, 2014, at the First Christian Church in Belle with Pastor Mitchell Seaton officiating. Interment will follow at Countryside Memorial Gardens Cemetery near Owensville.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Shiloh Christian Children's Ranch, PO Box 606, Shelbina, MO 63468.