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Nora E. Bush

June 25, 1923 December 8, 2015
Nora E. Bush
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Nora E. Bush, 92, of Urbana, IL, formerly of Morrison and Fulton, IL, died Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at the Champaign County Nursing Home Urbana, IL. Nora E. Bush was born on June 25, 1923 in Fulton Township, Whiteside County, Illinois to Claus and Elsie (Dykhuizen) Ottens. Her mother died when she was less than 1 year old and she was taken in and raised by her uncle and aunt, George and Myrtle Dykhuizen. She attended Morrison schools and graduated from high school in 1941. She then went to Augustana College of Nursing in Chicago, IL and graduated as a R.N. in 1944. She first worked as a nurse in Detroit, MI, then returned to work at Morrison Community Hospital. She married Edwin J. Bush on July 1, 1949 in Morrison. He died on January 20, 2007. They lived in Champaign, IL while Ed was a student at the University of Illinois and Nora worked at Carle Hospital. When Ed graduated they lived for a year in Long Beach, CA and then returned to Morrison. Again Nora worked at Morrison Hospital. They were members of Ebenezer Reformed Church where Nora was active in several women"s groups, the choir and as a Sunday school and Catechism teacher. Ed"s job was transferred and they moved to Chicago Heights, IL in 1961. Nora worked as a nurse for the Flossmoor School District until 1972, when they moved to Western Springs, IL. There Nora worked for La Grange Pediatrics until her retirement in 1988. In 1991 they moved to Sun City, AZ and remained there until 1996, when they returned to Fulton, IL. After Ed died, Nora went to live with her daughter in Urbana, IL. Since 2010, she has been a resident of Champaign County Nursing Home in Urbana. Nora was a sweet and kind-hearted person, very sociable and always found something good in everyone. She was active in the churches she attended, enjoyed reading, sewing and some crafts as well as music and her love of nursing. She is survived by one daughter, Linda (Charles) Vaughn of Urbana, IL; three grandsons, Timothy (Mai) Deal presently of Yokosuka, Japan, Andrew Deal of Urbana and Peter Deal of Bowling Green, OH. She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, John, Ellis and Stanley Ottens; one sister, Pauline Dorothy. The family of Nora Bush would like to acknowledge the Heath and Vaughn Funeral Home in Champaign, IL for Nora"s care.

FUNERAL SERVICE: 11:00 A.M. Saturday, December 12, 2015 at the Morrison Chapel of the Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home, Morrison, ILOFFICIATING: Mr. Ken Renkes, Director of Congregational Care at Ebenezer Reformed Church in Morrison, ILVISITATION: 10:00 A.M. Saturday December 12th, until the time of the service at the Morrison Chapel of the Bosma-Renkes Funeral HomeINTERMENT: Grove Hill Cemetery " Morrison, IL

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