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Mildred Ruth Montgomery Bush, a woman who devoted her life to her family, passed away at the age of 92 Monday, June 12, 2017.
She was born Aug. 1, 1924, in Greenup County, the only daughter of Beckham and Hazel Hart Montgomery.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert Bush; a son, David Bush; and two brothers, Burke and Graden Montgomery.
In March 1944, Mildred married Herbert Bush while he was serving in the U.S. Army as a paratrooper in the South Pacific during World War II. Following the war, they purchased a farm at Oldtown where, they raised their eight children.
She is survived by her children, Rita Joan Burnett of Lloyd, Linda Susan (Duane) King of Oldtown, Nancy (Dennis) Elrod of Edgewood, Jean (Jim) Riedel of Ironton, Ohio, Theresa (Danny) Carey of Flatwoods, Randall Ernest (Lesli) Bush of Ft. Thomas and Lisa Donohue of Ashland; 19 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren. Mildred was also blessed to have the companionship of her life-long best friend, Virginia Coomer; her caregiver, Brenda Tedrick; and generations of family, friends and neighbors in the community.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at Sparks Funeral Home in Grayson. Burial will be in East Carter County Memory Gardens.
Serving as pallbearers will be Mildred and Herbert's grandsons, Scott Wiley, Jason Wiley, Matthew David Elrod, Chuck Riedel, Joshua Riedel, Evan David Bush. Her beloved nephew, Bob Montgomery, will serve as honorary pallbearer.
Visitation will be 6 to 9 p.m. Monday, June 19, 2017, and after 9:00 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to your favorite charity.
Condolences may be sent to sparksfh.com.
Published on June 16, 2017
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