Bush, Irene Leonia (Besler) (January 1, 1904 - June 16, 1981)

Funeral services held for Irene

L. Bush, 77

Douglas Budget - June 18, 1981

Irene Leonia Bush, 77, died Tuesday at the Virginia Gay hospital in Vinton. The funeral was held this afternoon at the Baptist Church in Lamont, with burial in Campton Cemetery, Lamont. Fawcett Funeral Home in Lamont was in charge of arrangements.

She was born Jan. 1, 1904 in Delaware County, daughter of John and Hannah Cooksley Besler. She married Alfred Bush, Jan. 27, 1925 at Manchester and they lived near Earlville, Dundee and Manchester before moving to a farm near Aurora in 1965. She moved into the Aurora Senior Citizens Apartments in 1979.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Leona Humble of Central City, Mrs. Velma (Wayne) Bunting of Edgewood and Mrs. Gladys (Wilmer) Mason of Douglas. Five sons, Donald of Jesup, Robert of Vinton, Duane of Van Horen, Howard of Marion, Ark. and Marion of Fredericksburg; 28 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Anna Linderwell of Dubuque, Mrs. Eva (Earl) Sandhagen of Dundee and Mrs. Pearl Buscher of Cedar Rapids; and one brother, Harold Besler of Strawberry Point. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, two daughters, one sister and one brother.

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