Shirley E. Bush

January 30, 2013 

LOWVILLE, N.Y.  ó  Shirley E. Bush, 90, of 5590 River St., died early Wednesday morning, Jan. 30, in the Lewis County General Hospital where she has been a patient for five days.

Born Mary Shirley Evans in Lowville on July 28, 1922, she was the daughter of the late James and Grazilda Morgan Evans. She was a 1940 graduate of Lowville Academy and the Utica School of Commerce. 

She married Ralph E. Bush on July 25, 1945, at St. Peterís Church in Lowville. Mr. Bush died April 2, 1976.

Shirley worked as a secretary for Payne Jones and later for Cornell Cooperative Extension until the birth of her children. She later went back to work for the village of Lowville as a part time water biller and was a general election and village election inspector for many years.

Shirley loved family gatherings, knitting, crocheting and needlepoint.

Surviving are three sons and their wives, David W. and Patricia Bush, Camillus, Jeffrey A. and Susan Bush, Lowville, and Brian M. and Jacqueline Bush, Lowville; six grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; and two nieces. 

A son, Douglas W. Bush died Oct. 30, 1998. A sister, Helen Miller, also died before her.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at St. Mary's Church, Glenfield, with Rev. Christopher Carrara officiating. Spring burial will be in St. Stephens Cemetery, Croghan. Calling hours will be 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb.1, at Sundquist Funeral Home.

Contributions in her memory may be made to the Douglas W. Bush Foundation, Inc., in care of Jeffrey A. Bush, 9778 East Road, Lowville, NY 13367.

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Information provided by Sundquist Funeral Home and Newzjunky, Watertown, N.Y.