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Mildred Ruth Montgomery Bush, a woman who devoted her life to her family, has passed away at the age of 92. She was born August 1, 1924 in Greenup County, the only daughter of Beckham and Hazel Hart Montgomery. She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Herbert Bush, son David Bush and brothers Burke and Graden Montgomery.
In March 1944, Mildred married Herbert Bush while he was serving in the United States Army as a paratrooper in the South Pacific during WWII. 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, KY, Jean (Jim) Riedel of Ironton, Ohio, Theresa (Danny) Carey of Flatwoods, Randall Ernest (Lesli) Bush of Ft. Thomas, KY, and Lisa Donohue of Ashland , along with 19 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and 7 great-great-grandchildren. Mildred was also blessed to have the companionship of her life-long best friend, Virginia Coomer, and caregiver Brenda Tedrick, along with generations of family, friends and neighbors in the community.
Serving as pallbearers will be Mildred and Herberts grandsons, Scott Wiley, Jason Wiley, Matthew David Elrod, Chuck Riedel, Joshua Riedel, Evan David Bush, and as honorary, beloved nephew, Bob Montgomery.
Funeral services will be Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at the Sparks Funeral Home in Grayson. Burial will follow in the East Carter County Memory Gardens.
Visitation will be Monday, June 19, 2017, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and after 9:00 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to your favorite charity.
Online condolences at www.sparksfh.com
Published on June 19, 2017
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