Mount Vernon News

Mount Vernon News
January 19, 2012 3:50 pm EST


LOUDONVILLE — Sadie Roberta Bush, 90, a resident of the Colonial Manor Care Center, died Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012, at the Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon.

She was born April 25, 1921, in Buckhannon, W.Va., to the late Van Alonzo and Nancy Lang. She was married to the late Noah Thomas, and later to Willard T. Bush Sr., on Feb. 16, 1950, who preceded her in death Dec. 3, 1999. She enjoyed cooking, canning, gardening, and spending time outdoors and with family.

She is survived by two sons, David (Debbie) Thomas of Loudonville and Willard (Nanny) Bush Jr. of Warsaw; two daughters, Mildred (Robert) Shoults of Warsaw, and Patsy (Bruce) Bickle of Fresno; a stepdaughter, Lucille Shearn of Warsaw; seven granddaughters; eight grandsons; 12 great-granddaughters; six great-grandsons; and one great-great-granddaughter.

In addition to her parents and two husbands, she was preceded in death by a son, Russell Thomas; three grandsons; four brothers, Frank, John, Fred, and Russell Lang; and two sisters, Jessie Ruffle and Tressie Blizzard.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20, with visitation one hour prior to the service, at the Fischer Funeral Home in Warsaw with Pastor Sharon Kirch officiating. Burial will follow in Valley View Cemetery. Visit

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