Archive for Thursday, March 23, 2006

Obituary: George H. Bush

March 23, 2006


Bonner Springs

George H. Bush, 98, of Bonner Springs, died March 15, 2006, at his family home from complications of Parkinson's disease. The family hosted a day of remembrance in his honor on Saturday. Graveside services were held Saturday at the Bonner Springs Cemetery.

George H. Bush was born Sept. 12, 1907 in rural Wyandotte County, the youngest child of Isaac and Carrie Bush. He spent his lifetime in the Wyandotte and Leavenworth county area and was a self-educated man who enjoyed farming, raising Angus cattle and inventing and producing all kinds of equipment to make farming easier. He was always willing to help a neighbor and many sought his advice and expertise on machinery. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II

He was preceded in death by his wife, Eulah M. Bush, in 1998 and by four brothers, LeRoy, Edward, Vernon and Jacob, a sister, Frances, and all of their spouses, a daughter-in-law, Marilyn Bush, and a step-daughter, Mary Stevenson.

He is survived by a son, Paul E. Bush, and a daughter, Shirley Bush Helzberg, and her husband, Barnett. He will also be greatly missed by his stepson, Richard Banks Jr. and his wife, Lena Dale.

He has seven grandchildren, Paul A. Bush and his wife, Jeanine; Terry Bush; Candace Banks Henthorne and her husband, Jeff; Tamara Vargas and her husband, Jorge; Valeska Stevenson; Barnett C. Helzberg III and his wife, Jennifer; and Bush C. Helzberg and his wife, Jamie.

There are 13 great-grandchildren: Ryan and Ricki Henthorne; Jessica, Patrick, Lauren and Scott Vargas; Ryan and Spencer Bush; Trenton Bush; and Sawyer, Eli, Benton and Oliver Helzberg. In addition, there are many nieces and nephews.

The family wishes to express with great gratitude the superb care of Glenda Naldoza, Jan Berry, Dawn Andersen and Rose Martell during his last struggle for life and to the many kindnesses and gentle medical care of Kansas City Hospice and Palliative Care. The family requests no flowers and suggests contributions to a charity of your choice or the Kansas City Symphony, 1020 Central, Kansas City MO 64105.

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