Kenneth Roy Bush
Kenneth Roy Bush, age 89, of Blanchard passed away on Tuesday, June 10, 2014. He was born on June 24, 1924 in Blanchard, the son of Floyd and Muriel (Shaw) Bush. He was raised in the Blanchard area and graduated from the Blanchard school in 1943.
Kenneth married Ruth Ann Simpson on March 7, 1945 in Grand Rapids. Ruth Ann preceded him in death on July 12, 2007. Kenneth was employed as a precision grinder at Hitatchi for over 33 years, retiring in 1986. He was a member of the United by Faith Christian Church in Wyman. Kenneth enjoyed golf, gardening, driving tractors, farming and visiting with friends and family.
Kenneth is survived by his children: Connie Badgley of Edmore, Joanie (Ben) Allen of Mason, Rebecca Bush of Blanchard, Danny (June) Bush of Edmore and Kenneth (Leanne) Bush, Jr. of Blanchard; 8 grandchildren: Jason (Amanda) Badgley, Brenda Allen, Ben (Annette) Allen, Davie (Kathy) Bush, Jamie (Jelanie) Bush, Bobbie Jo and Brian Keiff, Staci (Travis) Wood and Jenny (Tom) Bevington; 17 great-grandchildren; sisters: Opal Smith of Remus and Rose Warner of Weidman; a brother, Donald (Vivian) Bush of Blanchard and a brother in law Eugene Fredrickson of Stanton.
Kenneth was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd and Muriel; his wife, Ruth Ann; sisters: Beatrice Aldridge and Barbara Fredrickson and brothers: L.D. and Fred Bush.
A funeral service to celebrate the life of Kenneth has been scheduled for Friday, June 13, 2014 at 1p.m. at Brigham Funeral Chapel, 9977 W. Howard City-Edmore Road, Lakeview with Pastor Tom Colburn officiating. The family will receive friends and extended family members at a visitation scheduled for Thursday, June 12, 2014 from 4 to 7 p.m. also at the Lakeview Brigham Funeral Chapel. Interment will be in Decker Cemetery.
Memorial contributions in Kenneth’s name may be made payable to: Woodland Hospice, 597 South Meridian Road, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan 48858.
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