In Memory of

Mary Ann Bush

May 2, 1919 - May 9, 2010
Mary Ann Bush, the daughter of John and Lena (Gengler) Nilles, was born May 2, 1919, in Remsen, IA. Her childhood years were spent in Remsen where she attended Remsen Catholic Boarding School. After her schooling, Mary Ann worked as a caretaker for a family where she cooked, cleaned, and helped with their children. On January 6, 1942, Mary Ann was united in marriage to Lester Bush in Remsen. Following their marriage, they lived on the family farm where she helped with chores and raised their 10 children. Mary Ann was a member of Maryhill Catholic Church, the Maryhill Guild, and the Catholic Daughters of America. In her spare time she enjoyed gardening, dancing, snowmobiling, traveling, and of all things doing laundry, but most of all Mary Ann enjoyed being around her family and friends. The last several years have been spent at Carriage Hills in Cherokee, where she had many friends. On May 9, 2010, Mary Ann passed away at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, IA at the age of 91. She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Lester Bush; her parents, John and Lena Nilles; her son Mike Bush in 1981, daughter, Sharon Geary in 2000, brother and sister-in-law, Ted and Julia Nilles; sister and brother-in-law, Martha and Marvin Kohn; and two brothers-in-law, Ray Grage and Francis Jaminet. She is survived be her children: Shirley Bush of Urbandale, IA, Elaine (David) Kaltved of Estherville, IA, Ron (Gayla) Bush of Quimby, IA, Barb Butler of Omaha, NE, Phil (Norma) Bush of Cleghorn, IA, Sandy (Tim) Tuttle of Aurelia, IA, Jackie (Scott) Reinert of Cherokee, IA, Les Bush of Aurelia, IA; daughter-in-law, Julie (Chuck) Woolley of Cherokee, IA; and son-in-law, Skip Geary of Texas; two sisters, Marge Grage of Remsen, IA, and Phyllis Jaminet of Cherokee, IA; 21 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild; as well as several nieces; nephews; other relatives; and many friends.
SERVICES
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M., Thursday, May 13, 2010, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cherokee, IA.
OFFICIATING
Father Armand Bertrand
CASKET BEARERS
Nick Bush John Gordon Daryl Meyer Paul Butler Eric Bush Matthew Bush HONORARY BEARERS Trey Bush Andrew Butler Wally Gordon Tony Gordon Wyatt Tuttle
VISITATION
Visitation will begin at noon on Wednesday, with the family present from 5:00-7:00 P.M. Wednesday night at Greenwood Funeral Home in Cherokee. The Catholic Daughter's will preside over a rosary starting at 4:00 P.M. Wednesday. There will be a prayer service at 7:00 P.M.,Wednesday night at Greenwood Funeral Home
MUSIC
Organist- Charlotte Groves Soloist- Bryan Bush Vocalists- I.C. Funeral Choir Cantor- Dennis Bush
INTERMENT
Maryhill Visitation Cemetery Rural Cherokee, IA

Condolences

Sunday, June 6, 2010 at 12:00 AM
“my deepest sympathy to your family. I enjoyed working with MaryAnn and we had such good visits when she was having Physical Therapy. She had such strength!! she will be missed by many!!”
- Karmen Hodgdon
Wednesday, May 12, 2010 at 12:00 AM
“My thoughts and prayers are with your family. It is hard to lose someone you love, but I'm sure Lester greeted her in heaven with open arms. I enjoyed watching the video of her life. ”
- Patty Mortenson
Tuesday, May 11, 2010 at 12:00 AM
“My heart is saddened to hear of my dear friend Mary Ann Bush's passing away recently. She was a very warm friend to dine and converse with at our mealtimes and we will be at a grave lose as we miss her presence at our mealtimes and various activities both today and in the future. We so loved seeing her family w/ us and hope they will be comfortable to visit us as they pass by. We all will welcome seeing you in the future.”
- Karn J. Monson
Tuesday, May 11, 2010 at 12:00 AM
“My heart is saddened to hear of my dear friend Mary Ann Bush's passing away recently. She was a very warm friend to dine and converse with at our mealtimes and we will be at a grave lose as we miss her presence at our mealtimes and various activities both today and in the future. We so loved seeing her family w/ us and hope they will be comfortable to visit us as they pass by. We all will welcome seeing you in the future.”
- Karn J. Monson
Tuesday, May 11, 2010 at 12:00 AM
“our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you..we are thinking about you and know that (grandma Bush) is in a good place..lots of love, Jeff, susan, hannah and Justin kaltved”
- Susan R. Kaltved
Monday, May 10, 2010 at 12:00 AM
“My mom, Opal, called this morning to tell me that Mary Ann passed away yesterday. I'll always remember her kindness and hospitatliy when we delivered fruit baskets and cookie trays. I never saw her without a smile. ”
- Melissa Rupp
Monday, May 10, 2010 at 12:00 AM
“I am so sorry for your loss. I have a lot of great memories of your mom. I can't believe she allowed as many sleepovers as she did. And she probably knew we were sneaking out every time!”
- Lori L. Brown (Pedersen)
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